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What Are Some of the Benefits of Infant Massage?

Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, CIMI

November 17, 2014

What are some of the benefits of infant massage?   Read More

   


What are the sympathetic changes that we typically observe after nerve injury?

Rebecca Neiduski, Ph.D., OTR/L, CHT

November 11, 2014

What are the sympathetic changes that we typically observe after nerve injury?   Read More


Prevalence of Anxiety Post-Stroke

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

October 27, 2014

What is the prevalence of anxiety post-stroke?   Read More

 


What is the prevalence of depression among stroke survivors?

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

October 14, 2014

What is the prevalence of depression in people who have had a stroke?   Read More

 


Efficient Measurements during Seating Evaluations

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

October 6, 2014

There are a lot of measurements to take during the seating evaluation. Do you have suggestions or strategies to make it more efficient?   Read More

   


Should we use direct statements with children with autism?

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

September 30, 2014

Should we use direct statements with children with autism?   Read More

 


Vascular depression

Cathy Lysack, Ph.D., OT(C)

September 22, 2014

What is vascular depression?   Read More

  


What systems control our posture?

Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

September 16, 2014

What are the systems of postural control?   Read More

 


What are positive reinforcement ideas to use with children with autism?

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

September 2, 2014

What are positive reinforcement ideas to use with children with autism?   Read More

 


Phases of a Painful Sensation

Belkis Landa-Gonzalez, Ed.D., OTR/L

August 25, 2014

What are the phases of a pain sensation?   Read More

    


What is postural control?

Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

August 18, 2014

What is postural control?   Read More

 


Understanding 'Horizontal Stiffness' for Proper Cushion Selection

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

August 11, 2014

What does the term ‘horizontal stiffness’ refer to when selecting a cushion for a client’s wheelchair? Why is it important to consider?   Read More

   


What is spaced-retrieval and how often should you see a client for spaced-retrieval training?

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP

August 4, 2014

What is spaced-retrieval? How often should you see a client for spaced-retrieval training?   Read More

 


Factors that Contribute to Skin Breakdown

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

July 28, 2014

What factors contribute to skin breakdown in clients with limited mobility?   Read More

     


Is there a difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?

Megan L. Malone, M.A., CCC-SLP

July 21, 2014

Are dementia and Alzheimer's disease the same thing?   Read More

  


Cognitive Strategy Training vs. Task-Specific Training

Timothy Wolf, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L

July 14, 2014

How does cognitive strategy training differ from task-specific training for individuals recovering from a stroke?   Read More

   


Custom Seating Options on a Limited Budget

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

July 7, 2014

Are there less costly alternatives to a custom seating system when faced with a very limited budget?   Read More

   


Behavioral activation as an intervention strategy with elderly clients with depression

Cathy Lysack, Ph.D., OT(C)

June 30, 2014

What is Behavioral Activation and how can I incorporate it into my OT intervention to help my elderly clients with depression?   Read More

    


Benefits of Breastfeeding

Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, CIMI

June 23, 2014

I know that breastfeeding has many benefits, including oral musculature development in infants. Can you outline the benefits of breastfeeding?   Read More

   


Goals of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) model

Timothy Wolf, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L

June 16, 2014

What are the primary goals associated with the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) model?   Read More