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Handout

Inservice Presentation Slide Deck: Dysphagia

Slide Deck — Wide format presentation — 27 slides
AdultSLPDysphagia
Giving an inservice to staff about dysphagia? Here’s a slide deck to get you started!
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Handout

Repositioning Aids for Caregivers

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AdultOTPTCaregiverDementia
This handout provides caregivers resources on positioning aids and what they are used for.
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Handout

Voice Changes After Radiation Treatment

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AdultSLPCancerVoice
This handout explains why the voice can change with cancer radiation treatment and how speech therapy can help recover. Gibson, C., O’Connor, M., White, R., Jackson, M., Baxi, S., & Halkett, G. K. (2022). Silenced: Patients’ experiences of voicelessness in head and neck cancer. Patient Education and Counseling.
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Clinical Reference

Cognitive Communication Disorder vs. Language Disorder

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AdultSLPBrain InjuryHealth Literacy
This material explains the differences between cognitive-communication and language disorders.
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Clinical Reference

Malingering vs. Functional Neurological Disorder

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AdultOTSLPHealth Literacy
This material explains the differences between malingering and a functional neurological disorder.
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Handout

Short and Long-Term Effects of Infection on Cognition

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryMemory
This material explains why cognitive impairment or delirium is seen in a person following severe infection or sepsis. Atteron, B., Paulino, M.C., Povoa, P., & Martin-Loeches. (2020). Sepsis associated delirium. Medicina, 56(5), 240.
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Therapy Material

Organizing a Calendar – College/School Related Tasks

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryPlanning/Organizing
This material requires a person to use a variety of cognitive and executive function skills to organize and prioritize a busy schedule related to college/school.
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Handout

3/7 Protocol for Time Efficient Strengthening

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AdultOTPTSports and Exercise
This is a simple intervention piece that can be given with the home exercise program outlining the 3/7 method, an evidence based strength protocol that can be completed in under 3 minutes per exercise to help enhance compliance with the home exercise program. Duchateau, J., Stragier, S., Baudry, S., & Carpentier, A. (2020). Strength training: […]
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Eval Tool

Pain Evaluation Clinical Reasoning Octagon

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AdultOTPTSLPChronic Pain
A clinical reasoning tool for clinicians to use to reflect on difficult pain related cases. It can also be useful to help instructors teach physical, speech, or occupational therapy students how to reason through pain related cases.
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Clinical Reference

Cranial Nerve Testing

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AdultOTPTSLPNervous System Conditions
Do you forget what all of the cranial nerves are responsible for? This document is a quick resource for cranial nerve screening. Bring it with you into the patient room.
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Eval Tool

What Is the HINTs Exam?

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AdultOTPTSLPBalance/VestibularStroke
A screening tool for an individual who is experiencing acute dizziness and vertigo. It can be used in the clinic or in an emergency room setting. Kattah, J. C., Talkad, A. V., Wang, D. Z., Hsieh, Y. H., & Newman-Toker, D. E. (2009). HINTS to diagnose stroke in the acute vestibular syndrome: three-step bedside oculomotor […]
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Handout

Performing the Roll Test and Treatment for Horizontal Canal BPPV

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AdultOTPTBalance/Vestibular
Do you see individuals with BPPV? Most cases are in the posterior canal but the next most common incidence is in the horizontal canal. This document will take you and your patient through a procedure to diagnose and treat horizontal canal BPPV.
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Eval Tool

Hot Meal Preparation Screening

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AdultOTSLPADLsBrain InjuryMemoryPlanning/OrganizingSequencing
This screening can be used to determine safety and independence with hot meal preparation.
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Handout

Fibromyalgia

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AdultOTChronic PainHealth Literacy
This reference details what fibromyalgia is and what role OT plays in treatment. Clauw, D. J., Arnold, L. M., McCarberg, B. H., & FibroCollaborative (2011). The science of fibromyalgia. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 86(9), 907–911.Gur, A., & Oktayoglu, P. (2008). Central nervous system abnormalities in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome: new concepts in treatment. Current pharmaceutical […]
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Therapy Material

ADL/IADL Sequencing Cards (8-9 Steps)

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AdultOTPTSLPADLsBrain InjurySequencingStroke
This material provides multi-step images for a variety of ADLs and IADLs to work on sequencing.
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Therapy Material

One-Handed Shoe Tying

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AdultOTPTSLPADLsBrain InjurySequencingStroke
This handout provides simple pictures and instructions for a one-handed shoe tying strategy.
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Handout

Visual Requirements for Driving

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AdultOTSLPAgingAttentionBrain InjuryStrokeVisual Impairment/NeglectVisual Processing
This handout covers visual skills required for driving.
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Therapy Material

How To Get Up From A Fall

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AdultOTPTSLPAgingBalance/VestibularCaregiverFall Risk
Therapy material to use during fall recovery interventions to assist with sequencing and providing individuals to assist with technique follow-through and carryover. Moreland, B., Kakara, R., & Henry, A. (2020). Trends in nonfatal falls and fall-related injuries among adults aged ≥65 years — United States, 2012–2018. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 69(27), 875–881.Chronic conditions. […]
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Clinical Reference

Aspects of Communication to Consider when Assessing Pragmatics

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AdultSLPBrain InjurySequencing
This is a list of aspects of communication to consider when assessing the area of pragmatics and generating a plan of care. Martin, I., & McDonald, S. (2003). Weak coherence, no theory of mind, or executive dysfunction? Solving the puzzle of pragmatic language disorders. Brain and Language, 85, 451-466.Paul, R. (2000). Language disorders from infancy […]
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