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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

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

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

 


Video Modeling for Caregivers to Use with Children in the Home

Cindy Nankee, OTR/L, ATP

April 28, 2014

Do you ever train parents/caregivers in the use of video modeling for self-care routines in the home?   Read More

  


Use of Compression Garments with Lymphedema

Amy Pannullo, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, ATC, Kirsten Wightman Krell, PT, DPT, CLT

April 23, 2014

Can you review the use of compression garments with patients with lymphedema?   Read More

 


Increased Oral Secretions and Switch Use

Cindy Nankee, OTR/L, ATP

April 21, 2014

I have clients that have increased oral secretions and need to use switches. Can the switches get wet? How do you handle this type of situation?   Read More

   


Visual Activities That Require Accommodation

Lynn Hellerstein, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO

April 9, 2014

When is accommodation most essential?   Read More

  


Reimbursement for Wound Dressings

Jennifer A. Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

March 26, 2014

Is there any reimbursement for wound dressings?   Read More


Functional Implications of Homelessness

Christine Helfrich, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

March 10, 2014

What are the functional implications of homelessness?   Read More

 


Involving Families in School-based Therapy

Sandra Barker Dunbar, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA

March 5, 2014

How can you involve the families in school-based therapy?   Read More

  


Supervised Wheelchair Mobility in Pediatric Clients

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 19, 2014

How do payors view supervised wheelchair mobility in young clients? Will they pay for a power wheelchair?   Read More