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The Cranial Nerves and the Swallow

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AdultSLPDysphagia
This visual handout describes the function of each cranial nerve related to swallow and what can be expected if this nerve is damaged.
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Sensory Preferences Checklist

Print Resource — US Letter — 4 pages
AdultOTBrain InjuryHealth Management and Self AdvocacyMental HealthStroke
This resource is a client-centered screening tool for adults with sensory difficulties. It has a comprehensive checklist of stimuli to develop a personalized reference that can be provided to caregivers, family members, etc to share what stimuli the individual finds triggering and methods of calming.
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Hospice Information for Caregivers: Facilitating a Smooth Transition

Print Resource — US Letter — 3 pages
AdultOTADLs/IADLsAgingCaregiverDementia
This resource educates families and caregivers about optimizing the transition to hospice. It provides examples of equipment that may be utilized and highlights safety with transfers and ADL engagement, keeping the patient and family involved, and meaningful activities to complete during end-of-life.
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Trauma-Informed Care for Rehab Professionals: The Basics

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryHealth Management and Self AdvocacyMental HealthWomen's Health
This resource covers the basics of a trauma-informed approach to care. It includes specific language to utilize and environmental adaptations that can be implemented to support patients with a history of trauma.
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Pelvic Floor Anatomy

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTBowel/BladderWomen's Health
This handout provides a visual representation of pelvic floor anatomy that can be used to educate clients and demonstrate what muscles various therapeutic exercises and activities target.
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Therapy Material
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Creating an Adult Sensory Diet

Print Resource — US Letter — 5 pages
AdultOTBrain InjuryHealth Management and Self AdvocacyStroke
This resource offers insights into creating an adult sensory diet. It includes a worksheet portion that can be used to create a sensory diet as part of an intervention plan.
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Therapy Material
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Targeting Cognitive-Linguistic Skills with Maps and Wayfinding

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTSLPAttentionBrain InjuryCalculations and TimeMemoryPlanning/OrganizingSequencingStrokeVisual Processing
This material provides ideas for targeting a variety of cognitive-linguistic skills using a map.
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Common Autoimmune Diseases and Dysphagia

Print Resource — US Letter — 3 pages
AdultSLPAnatomy/PhysiologyDysphagia
Autoimmune diseases can cause dysphagia when the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells, organs, and tissues involved in the swallowing process. This handout provides basic information on fifteen autoimmune diseases that can affect swallow function.
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Using Artificial Intelligence As a Brain Injury Survivor

Print Resource — US Letter — 3 pages
AdultOTSLPAttentionBrain InjuryCalculations and TimeMemoryPlanning/OrganizingSequencing
This material provides examples of how AI can provide support and be beneficial after surviving a brain injury.
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PROs and PROMs for Dysphagia Treatment

Print Resource — US Letter — 6 pages
AdultSLPDysphagia
These dysphagia-related patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) guide therapy sessions toward a more person-centered approach for dysphagia treatment. This packet includes the Dysphagia Handicap Index (DHI), the M.D. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI), the Swallowing Disturbance Questionnaire, and the EAT-10.
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Step by Step Visual Guide: Ordering Groceries Online

Print Resource — US Letter — 12 pages
AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCalculations and TimeFinancesStroke
This step by step visual guide breaks down the steps of ordering groceries online for people who benefit from single-step, visual directions.
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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.
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Spinal Surgery and Occupational Therapy

Print Resource — US Letter — 3 pages
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.
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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.
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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 explores the current research and rationale for using papaya enzymes to help individuals with xerostomia, saliva management, and oral health.
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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).
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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.
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Multiple Systems Atrophy and Dysphagia

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
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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