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Clinical Reference

Home Modification for Individuals Who Use Wheelchairs: Doorways

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AdultOTNervous System Conditions
This handout describes potential solutions for individuals who are having trouble navigating a home environment after use of a wheelchair and are considering home modification. Video on how to use this resource: https://www.ada.gov
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Calf Muscle Strains: What To Expect

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AdultOTOrthopaedicsStrains
This is an educational handout for people with calf muscle strains. It outlines the grades of injury and what to expect regarding diagnosis and treatment. Video on how to use this resource: Green, B., McClelland, J. A., Semciw, A. I., Schache, A. G., McCall, A., & Pizzari, T. (2022). The assessment, management and prevention of […]
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The Pain Catastrophizing Scale: Interpretation and How To Implement Findings

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AdultOTSLPChronic Pain
This resource for clinicians outlines how to use, interpret, and implement findings from the Pain Catastrophizing Scale.  Video on how to use this resource: Sullivan, M. J., Bishop, S. R., & Pivik, J. (1995). The pain catastrophizing scale: Development and validation. Psychological Assessment, 7(4), 524-532. Osman, A., Barrios, F. X., Kopper, B. A., Hauptmann, W., […]
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Functional Neurological Disorder

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AdultOTSLPNervous System Conditions
This document outlines what functional neurological disorder is and is written in a way that can be provided as a patient handout. Video on how to use this resource: Nielsen G. (2016). Physical treatment of functional neurologic disorders. Handbook of clinical neurology, 139, 555–569.
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Clinical Reference

Treatment for Functional Neurological Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians

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AdultOTSLPNervous System Conditions
This document outlines general principles of treatment for someone with a functional neurological disorder (FND). Video on how to use this resource: Vassilopoulos, A., Mohammad, S., Dure, L., Kozlowska, K., & Fobian, A. D. (2022). Treatment Approaches for Functional Neurological Disorders in Children. Current treatment options in neurology, 24(2), 77–97. Nielsen et al. (2020). Management […]
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Clinical Reference

Evidence Based Practice To Improve Walking After Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, or Brain Injury

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AdultOTNervous System ConditionsSpinal Cord InjuryStroke
This document outlines evidence for improving walking function after neurologic damage. It is based on a clinical practice guideline. Video on how to use this resource: Hornby G, Reisman DS, Ward IG, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline to Improve Locomotor Function Following Chronic Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, and Brain Injury . Journal of Neurologic Physical […]
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Therapy Material

Spot the Difference

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryVisual Impairment/NeglectVisual Processing
This therapy material works on a variety of visual perceptual skills using functional images. Video on how to use this resource:
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Strategies

Cooking Strategies for Executive Dysfunction

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AdultOTSLPAttentionBrain InjuryPlanning/OrganizingSequencingStroke
This resource covers different strategies to simplify and improve independence with cooking for individuals with executive functioning deficits. Video on how to use this resource:
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Knee Replacement and Occupational Therapy

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AdultOTADLs/IADLsHome ModificationsKneesOrthopaedics
This handout provides education on safety, adaptive equipment, considerations for discharge after a knee replacement, and the role of occupational therapists. Video on how to use this resource:
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Strategies

Joint Protection for Arthritic Hands

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AdultOTADLs/IADLsArm/HandArthritisChronic PainOrthopaedics
This handout offers strategies and education on using joint protection techniques for those with arthritis in their hands. Video on how to use this resource:
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Adaptive Sports

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AdultOTSLPSeating and MobilitySpinal Cord InjurySports and ExerciseStroke
This handout outlines different adaptive sports to encourage wheelchair users to engage in leisure activities. Video on how to use this resource:
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Clinical Resource: IDDSI Level 7 (Regular Easy to Chew)

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AdultSLPDietsDysphagia
The International Dysphagia Diet Initiative (IDDSI) level seven is for modified solids called “Regular Easy to Chew.” This material provides information for patients and their caregivers on this consistency’s characteristics, why it may be recommended, ways to test it at home, and helpful recommendations for preparation. Video on how to use this resource:
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The Role of Speech Therapy with Head and Neck Cancer

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AdultSLPDysphagiaHead and Neck Cancer
This resource is designed for patients who have received a diagnosis of head and neck cancer and may not be aware of how a speech-language pathologist can help them on their journey. Video on how to use this resource Hutcheson, K. A., Bhayani, M. K., Beadle, B. M., Gold, K. A., Shinn, E. H., Lai, […]
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Clinical Reference

Glossary of Terminology in Chest X-Rays Reports for the SLP

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AdultSLPDysphagiaRespiratory Care
This resource provides labels of structures on chest x-rays and a glossary of terminology used in reports important for the SLP. Video on how to use this resource:
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Clinical Reference

Treatment of Wernicke’s Aphasia

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AdultSLPAphasia
This resource provides guidance for treating receptive language impairment, a cornerstone impairment for a person with Wernicke’s aphasia. Video on how to use this resource: Helm-Estabrooks, N., Albert, M. L., & Nicholas, M. (2014). Manual of Aphasia and Aphasia Therapy. PRO-ED. Marshall, R.C. (2008). Early management of Wernicke’s aphasia: a context-based approach. In R. Chapey […]
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Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) Presentation Checklist and Notes

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AdultSLPAnatomy/PhysiologyDysphagia
This resource provides an SLP with a checklist of areas to consider and make a note of before and during a videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS). Video on how to use this resource: Palmer, J. B., Kuhlemeier, K. V., Tippett, D. C., & Lynch, C. (1993). A protocol for the videofluorographic swallowing study. Dysphagia, 8(3), 209–214.
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Therapy Material

Kawa Model

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AdultOTSLPAgingALSBrain InjuryCancerCardiovascular DiseaseCaregiverCOPDCOVID-19DEI with Adult ClientsDiabetesDysphagiaFall RiskGuillain BarréMental HealthMultiple SclerosisMyasthenia GravisNervous System ConditionsOrthopaedicsSeating and MobilityStroke
This therapy material uses the Kawa Model as an intervention in order to educate about the role of occupational therapy, and help with goal setting and motivation. Video on how to use this resource: Carmody, S., Nolan, R., Ni Chonchuir, N., Curry, M., Halligan, C., & Robinson, K. (2007). The guiding nature of the kawa […]
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Overstimulation After Brain Injury

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AdultOTSLPAttentionBrain InjuryCaregiverHome ModificationsResilience
This handout provides education on overstimulation after brain injury and how clients can cope with it. Video on how to use this resource: Cotter, J. (2022). Tailoring the rehabilitative environment for people with sensory overload.
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Subacromial Trauma

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AdultOTSLPADLs/IADLsCaregiverStroke
This handout covers the risks of causing subacromial trauma in clients with hemiplegia and is intended for use with family and staff members. Video on how to use this resource: Gillen, G., Hunter, E. G., Lieberman, D., & Stutzbach, M. (2019). AOTA’s Top 5 Choosing Wisely® Recommendations. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(2).
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Rehabilitation Settings

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AdultOTSLPCaregiver
This handout is intended for family members to improve their understanding of the roles and transitions between different rehab settings. Video on how to use this resource:
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