10 items to have in your OT stroke intervention basket | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OT #OTtreatmentideas #neuroOT #homehealthOT

10 Items For an Occupational Therapy Stroke Intervention Basket

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 2 Comments

Are you having a hard time preparing for an occupational therapy treatment for your patients with a stroke? I love stroke intervention. It’s actually my favorite population and I was always so excited to get a CVA OT eval and treat orders in the hospital. My dilemma was always coming prepared to the patient’s room. You’re probably thinking – how …

5 Activity Tolerance Games to Play During OT Sessions to Make it FUN! | SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #occupationaltherapy

5 FUN and Purposeful Standing Tolerance Activities for OT

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I am always looking to mix up my occupational therapy treatments for standing tolerance activities – especially when working in a nursing facility as we are seeing them typically 5 days a week (or more!). Occupation based ideas are always my go-to, but I love to use games as a means to: 1) work on OT goals, 2) be purposeful, …

Occupational therapy treatment idea using coupon clipping and organization | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OTtreatmentideas #SNFOT #homehealthOT #neuroOT

Occupational Therapy Treatment Idea: Coupon Activity

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by Bri Giruzzi, OTR/L MS As OT practitioners, we try to have our sessions and  occupational therapy treatment ideas be as individualized as possible. Best practice calls for using the client’s own interests and roles. With a full caseload, and especially with patients who are harder to motivate, it is sometimes easy to get stuck in a therapy rut or …

How to Grade Up and Grade Down Stereognosis Interventions for Adults in OT | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OTtreatmentideas

Stereognosis Intervention in OT: How to Down Grade/Up Grade

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We are now digging into how to grade a stereognosis intervention when you are working with adults in OT, PLUS a case study to give you some really concrete examples. If you haven’t checked out the rest of the stereognosis series, let’s recap… In Part 1 of this 2-part article series we got into the “who”, “what”, “when”, “where”, and “why” …

How to Perform Stereognosis Assessments in OT with Adults - Tips and Examples | SeniorsFlourish.com #SNFOT #homehealthOT #neuroOT #acutecareOT #occupationaltherapy

How to Perform a Stereognosis Assessment in Occupational Therapy

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By: Shannen Marie Coley, MS, OTR/L Stereognosis involves using your tactile discrimination and touch perception skills to identify and recognize an object or group of objects with vision occluded; in other words stereognosis is when your fingers essentially “read” between the objects of different textures, temperatures, sizes, shapes, and weights and send information to your brain to figure out which …

Stereognosis Testing in Occupational therapy - how to make your own kit and who, what, when, where and why to test stereognosis | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT #homehealthOT #OTassessments

Stereognosis in OT: How to Make a Kit & the 5 W’s

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By: Shannen Marie Coley, MS, OTR/L We are digging into the who, what, when, where and why of stereognosis in occupational therapy and how to create a kit for your clinic. Stereognosis is for the person WHO has ever experienced not being able to find their alarm clock on their bedside table in the dark of the morning. Stereognosis is WHAT …

Looking for ways to make your occupational therapy research idea a reality? AOTF has grants and programs to help you contribute to the science of OT! | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OT #OTresearch

Occupational Therapy Research & Advancing Science Through The AOTF

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By Dr. Scott Campbell The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) is the nation’s leading nonprofit investing in occupational therapy research and the future research workforce. Quality, data-driven evidence is essential to improving the delivery of care, enhancing reimbursements and strengthening the value of our profession.  Our grants, programs and research resources are available to a wide variety of OTs, caregivers …

Occupation based treatment ideas - throw away the rainbow arch and get client centered! | SeniorsFlourish.com #OTtreatmentideas #SNFOT #homehealthOT #neuroOT

Occupation Based & Functional Approaches in SNF

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Occupation based treatment ideas feel like they should come easy, but sometimes we find barriers to getting creative and finding the occupations that are meaningful to our clients. Timisha Tross BS, COTA shares how it doesn’t have to be hard to put more occupation, creativity and fun into your occupational therapy treatment sessions – especially if you are working in …

DIY your own Fall Prevention Bingo Game (or save the hassle & print some off for free!) to use during your Occupational therapy treatment or group sessions | SeniorsFlourish.com #OTtreatmentideas #homehealthOT #SNFOT #neuroOT

How to Make Your Own Fall Prevention Bingo Game

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 8 Comments

By Shannen Marie Coley, MS, OTR/L As established in our previous article on this topic, “5 Reasons to Play Fall Prevention Bingo in OT,” there are many reasons to incorporate both safety education and engaging fun into your occupational therapy treatment sessions with your adult patients of various stories, backgrounds, and abilities. Bingo is familiar to our adult patients and …