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Thought Record Worksheet

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTMental Health
This is an activity that the OT practitioner can complete with their client or provide as homework to help clients recognize the relationship and influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. McManus, F., Van Doorn, K., & Yiend, J. (2012). Examining the effects of thought records and behavioral experiments in instigating belief change. Journal of Behavior Therapy […]
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Brock String Exercises

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AdultOTBrain InjuryVisual Impairment/Neglect
This handout provides instructions in HEP format to perform Brock string exercises for vision training and rehab to address impairments, such as convergence insufficiency, commonly affected by brain injuries.
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Basics to Understanding Pressure Wounds

Print Resource — US Letter — 5 pages
AdultOTSeating and Mobility
This handout is intended to help patients, family members and caregivers better understand the basics of pressure wounds. It includes education on pressure-related wounds, risk factors, and prevention. Li Z, Lin F, Thalib L, Chaboyer W. Global prevalence and incidence of pressure injuries in hospitalised adult patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs […]
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Spinal Surgery and Occupational Therapy

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AdultOTADLs/IADLsBack/SpineOrthopaedics
This handout provides information about recovery from spinal surgery through an OT perspective. It covers pre-surgery considerations, spinal precautions, and safe completion of various ADLs. A Patient’s Guide to Spine Surgery. (2024). Hospital for Special Surgery. Physical and Occupational Therapy after Spinal Surgery. (n.d.). Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.
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Clinical Reference
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Breast Cancer and Adhesive Capsulitis

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AdultOTCancer
This resource discusses breast cancer, mastectomy, and the indications for adhesive capsulitis. Key Statistics for Breast Cancer. (2024). American Cancer Society. Fefferman, M., Nicholson, K., Kuchta, K., Pesce, C., Kopkash, K., & Yao, K. (2023). Rates of bilateral mastectomy in patients with early-stage breast cancer. JAMA Network Open, 6(1). Yang, S., Park, DH., Ahn, SH., […]
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Papaya Enzyme for Dry Mouth and Oral Care

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AdultSLPAlternative Nutrition/HydrationCancerDysphagiaHead and Neck CancerOral Care
This handout provides a snapshot ofExploring the current research and rationale for using papaya enzymes to help individuals with xerostomia, saliva management, and oral health. Rowe, M., Lawn, C., & Wilson, B. (2018). Effects of papaya enzymes on the viscosity of saliva and oral hygiene in patients with a dry mouth. Journal of Pharmaceutical Care […]
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Defining Memory Strategies with Patient Reported Outcomes

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AdultSLPBrain InjuryMemoryStroke
An easy-to-use guide for clinicians on how to design individualized memory strategies based on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). Weldring T, Smith SM. Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). Health Serv Insights. 2013 Aug 4;6:61-8. Angela K. Troyer, Larry Leach, Susan Vandermorris & Jill B. Rich (2019) The measurement of […]
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Resonant Voice Treatment Approach

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AdultSLPVoice
A clinical guide for the basics around implementing resonant voice therapy into your voice practice. Casper JK, Murry T. Voice therapy methods in dysphonia. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2000 Oct;33(5):983-1002. Hacıoğlu, H. N., & Bengisu, S. (2023). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Resonant Voice Therapy in Patients with Functional Voice Disorder. Journal of Voice. Angadi […]
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Handout
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Multiple Systems Atrophy and Dysphagia

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AdultSLPDysphagia
Multiple systems atrophy is an adult onset, sporadic, rapidly progressive neuro-degenerative disease that presents with a common early symptom of dysphagia. Aspiration pneumonia is the leading cause of death in MSA, so it is important for SLPs to be knowledgeable of the evaluation and treatment, which can be found in this educational handout. This handout […]
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Badge Reference Cards for Medical SLPs

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AdultSLPAlternative Nutrition/HydrationBrain InjuryDysphagiaStrokeTracheostomy
Included are ten badge reference cards related to arterial blood gas/vital signs, common ventilator modes, parts of tracheostomy, model of anatomy for speech, swallowing, and voice education, PMV considerations and cleaning, cranial nerve exam for speech and swallowing, Glasgow Coma Scale/NIH Stroke Scale, orientation log, determining risk for aspiration pneumonia, and Beck’s oral assessment to […]
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Thickened Liquids Signs – IDDSI Language

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AdultPediatricSLPDietsDysphagiaFeeding and Swallowing
These signs can be placed at head-of-bed to serve as helpful reminders for patients, staff, and family.
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Handout

Chair Yoga

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AdultOTAgingBalance/VestibularFall RiskSports and Exercise
Yoga is a beneficial mode of exercise for all populations and can improve flexibility, strength, and mental health. Some people may not be able to safely engage in traditional yoga, and require chair-level modifications. This handout covers a variety of yoga exercises that can be performed in the chair.
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Older Adult Fall Prevention: Core Concepts

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AdultOTAgingBalance/VestibularFall Risk
Falls are among a leading cause of physical injury, disability, and death for the older adult population and are connected to the interrelated aspects of cognition, physical abilities, and the environment. This handout details fall prevention concepts related to these aspects of fall risk for older adults and provides education, insight, and ideas for patients, […]
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Preeclampsia and Bed Rest in Pregnancy

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AdultOTADLs/IADLs
This handout provides information about preeclampsia and bed rest during pregnancy, with a focus on maintaining meaningful activities when the client has limited ability to engage in physical activity.
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Clinical Reference

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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AdultOTADLs/IADLsBowel/Bladder
This resource provides foundational information about pelvic floor dysfunction, including an HEP handout with basic pelvic floor exercises. Cho, S. T., & Kim, K. H. (2021). Pelvic floor muscle exercise and training for coping with urinary incontinence. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 17(6), 379–387.
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Principles of Neuroplasticity

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AdultOTBrain InjuryStroke
This resource provides key principles of neuroplasticity with considerations to incorporate into treatment to maximize improvement through neuroplasticity. Kleim, J. A., & Jones, T. A. (2008). Principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity: implications for rehabilitation after brain damage. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51(1), S225–S239.
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Clinical Reference

Muscle Tension Dysphagia

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AdultSLPAnatomy/PhysiologyDysphagia
This quick reference guide captures the basics of muscle tension dysphagia and outlines some available treatment options. Kang CH, Hentz JG, Lott DG. Muscle Tension Dysphagia: Symptomology and Theoretical Framework. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Nov;155(5):837-842. da Cunha Pereira G, de Oliveira Lemos I, Dalbosco Gadenz C, Cassol M. Effects of Voice Therapy on Muscle […]
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Cognitive Strategies Framework for Cleaning and Home Organization

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AdultOTSLPAttentionBrain InjuryPlanning/OrganizingSequencing
This is a framework for cognitive strategies while referencing a functional spring cleaning and home organization checklist to improve independence and accuracy for patients with cognitive communication deficits that impact attention, organization, problem-solving, and executive function tasks. Gopi Y, Wilding E, Madan CR. Memory rehabilitation: restorative, specific knowledge acquisition, compensatory, and holistic approaches. Cogn Process. […]
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Password Logbook Memory Strategy

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryMemoryPlanning/OrganizingStroke
This resource is a compensatory memory strategy for people with a brain injury, providing a space to keep all login and password information organized.
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Handout

What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

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AdultSLPDementia
MCI is often under-diagnosed and under-reported for individuals after a stroke, but is highly common. This handout offers an overview of the diagnosis for patients. Petersen, R. C., Lopez, O., Armstrong, M. J., Getchius, T. S., Ganguli, M., Gloss, D., … & Rae-Grant, A. (2018). Practice guideline update summary: Mild cognitive impairment: Report of the […]
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