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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

   


Minimizing transfers during a seating evaluation

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

June 9, 2014

When completing a seating evaluation with a client who requires maximum assistance or has poor endurance, what are some strategies for minimizing the number of transfers the client has to perform?   Read More

    


Assessing Pain in Children

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

June 2, 2014

What is the best way to assess pain in children?   Read More

   


Diabetes Management Groups

Heather Ann Fritz, PhD, OTR/L

May 14, 2014

Have you ever run any diabetes management groups?   Read More

 


The DASH Versus the QuickDASH

Sue Dahl-Popolizio, DBH, OTR/L, CHT

May 12, 2014

Which version do you prefer, the DASH or the QuickDASH?   Read More

  


Use of Restraint or Seclusion Wording in the IEP

Leslie A. Allen, Esq.

May 7, 2014

Do you have any resources or advice as to how to include restraint/seclusion wording into the IEP if appropriate?   Read More


Future of Cyberbullying as Technology Grows in the Schools

Alicia L. Fedewa, Ph.D., NCSP, Licensed Psychologist

May 5, 2014

How do you see cyberbullying changing as more technology is brought into the schools?   Read More

 


Peer Support Groups in Schools

Cindy Clough, MS, OT

May 2, 2014

What do you think of peer support groups in schools for children with disabilities?   Read More