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Returning to Reading: Adaptive Supports

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AdultOTSLPAphasiaBrain InjuryStrokeVisual Impairment/NeglectVisual Processing
This handout discusses different types of strategies and resources you can use to help with improving your ability to read, whether it be a book or signs in your environment.
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High Contrast and Low Vision

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AdultOTHome ModificationsVisual Impairment/Neglect
This resource details why high contrast strategies work, provides plenty of visual examples, discusses safety concerns to place emphasis on, and the use of interviews to guide intervention for individuals with low vision. Drowsy Driving (November, 2022). Cdc.gov. Retrieved February 6, 2024 from https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/features/drowsy-driving.html.
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Reaction Time + Driving

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AdultOTADLs/IADLsAgingBrain InjuryStroke
This therapy material provides simple education on reaction time and how it is associated with driving as well therapy activities that can improve reaction time, and a handout portion covering driving tips to combat slower reaction time.
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Therapy Material

Stretches for Shoulder Pain and Range of Motion

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AdultOTOrthopaedicsShoulders
This HEP focuses on key stretches for decreasing shoulder pain and improving shoulder ROM. Clark-Wilson, J., Giles, G. M., & Baxter, D. M. (2014). Revisiting the Neuro­ functional Approach: Conceptualizing the core components for the rehabilitation of everyday living skills. Brain Injury, 28, 1646– 1656. Giles, G. M., & Clark-Wilson, J. (Eds.). (1993). Brain injury […]
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The Neurofunctional Approach to Addressing Functional Cognition

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AdultOTBrain InjuryStroke
This resource provides key aspects of the neurofunctional approach, including intervention techniques and an example of application in clinical practice.
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Vestibular Rehabilitation

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AdultOTBalance/Vestibular
This resource provides a treatment guide for the clinician with exercises and activities to address vestibular dysfunction.
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Handout

Is It Dementia? Navigating the Complicated Diagnosis Process

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AdultOTSLPCaregiverDementia
Getting a dementia diagnosis seems like a straightforward thing, but it often takes years, and the diagnostic tools we have are very limited. This handout is perfect for families who are questioning if they need to consider a diagnosis of dementia, but aren’t sure where to start. Prince, M., Wimo, A., Guerchet, M., Ali, G. […]
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Clinical Guide to Addressing Mild Cognitive Impairment

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AdultSLPAgingCaregiverDementia
What is mild cognitive impairment (MCI)? Is it something that we treat? If you’re looking to get a solid foundation in MCI, this guide is for you! Albert, M. S., DeKosky, S. T., Dickson, D., Dubois, B., Feldman, H. H., Fox, N. C., … & Phelps, C. H. (2011). The diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment […]
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Therapy Material

Basic Spatial Puzzle for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryVisual Processing
This therapy activity focuses on a basic spatial puzzle task for people in the post-ICU stage of severe traumatic brain injury.
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Therapy Material

Strategies and Aids for Financial Management After Brain Injury

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCalculations and TimeFinancesPlanning/OrganizingStroke
This resource provides a guide with recommendations to increase success with financial management following brain injury and poses questions to be person-centered. Basic and more complex technology aids are provided.
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Handout

Go With the Flow: An Introductory Guide to Communication with Dementia

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AdultOTSLPCaregiverDementia
This handout outlines communication strategies for families who are adjusting to a new diagnosis of dementia in their family. These strategies focus on maintaining self-esteem and dignity. Nickbakht, M., Angwin, A. J., Cheng, B. B., Liddle, J., Worthy, P., Wiles, J. H., … & Wallace, S. J. (2023). Putting “the broken bits together”: A qualitative […]
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Handout: What is Barium Sulfate and How Does it Affect My Body?

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AdultSLPAlternative Nutrition/HydrationDietsDysphagiaHead and Neck Cancer
During a modified barium swallow study, barium helps assess a person’s swallowing function. A medical professional can use this handout to discuss whether a modified barium swallow study is best for the person and how barium affects the body. Bracco Diagnostics. VARIBAR® THIN LIQUID (BARIUM SULFATE) FOR ORAL SUSPENSION, 81% w/w data sheet. April 2023. […]
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Plateau: Is My Recovery from Brain Injury Over

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryMemoryResilienceStroke
This material busts the myth of a person’s recovery plateauing after a brain injury and explains how the environment can have a positive or negative impact. Frasca, D., Tomaszczyk, J., McFadyen, B.J., & Green, R.E.(2013). Traumatic brain injury and post-acute decline: what role does environmental enrichment play? A scoping review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7. […]
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Oral Care Assessment, Guide, and Schedule

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AdultSLPDysphagiaOral Care
Use the Beck Oral Assessment Scale to determine how frequently oral care should be completed, and use the included guides and schedules as visual reminders for completing consistent and thorough oral care. Beck, S. (1979). Impact of a systematic oral care protocol on stomatitis after chemotherapy. Cancer Nursing, 2, 185–199.
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Aphasia Institute’s Living with Aphasia: Framework for Outcome Measurement (AFROM)

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AdultSLPAphasiaStroke
Living with Aphasia: Framework for Outcome Measurement (A-FROM) was developed with values similar to the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia. This material provides background information regarding the four domains determined to contribute to quality of life with aphasia and how to better assess and treat these domains to improve overall life with aphasia. Kagan, A., […]
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Handout

Types of Strokes

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AdultOTSLPStroke
This handout provides simple information about the different types of strokes. Therapists can circle the types of stroke for each client/family member so that they can compare and understand differences.
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Lifestyle Choices to Support Brain Health

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AdultOTSLPAgingDementiaMental HealthSports and Exercise
This handout covers a variety of lifestyle choices that support brain health. Gomes Gonçalves N, Vidal Ferreira N, Khandpur N, et al. Association Between Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods and Cognitive Decline. JAMA Neurol. 2023;80(2):142–150. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2022.4397 Martini D. (2019). Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet. Nutrients, 11(8), 1802. Paluch A., Bajpai S., Bassett D., Carnethon M., Eklund […]
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Dementia Staging

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AdultOTSLPDementia
This resource outlines the stages of dementia using the Functional Assessment Staging Tool (FAST Scale) for dementia, as well as provides considerations for intervention and interacting with individuals at each stage designed for clinicians, family members, and caregivers. Reisberg, B., Ferris, S. H., & Franssen, E. (1985). An ordinal functional assessment tool for Alzheimer’s-type dementia. […]
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Ambiguous Loss

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCOVID-19DementiaMental Health
This resource provides information on ambiguous loss for the clinician and has a handout portion to provide to clients and their family or caregivers covering tips for detailing with ambiguous loss. Pauline, B., & Boss, P. (2009). Ambiguous loss: Learning to live with unresolved grief. Harvard University Press.
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