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Therapy Material

Constraint-Induced Language Therapy (CILT) Task: Building a Garden

Print Resource — US Letter — 4 pages
AdultSLPAphasia
Constraint Induced Language Therapy relies on solely verbal communication, avoiding the use of compensatory strategies such as gesturing, drawing, writing, etc. The two tasks included in this product force patients to use only verbal language to accurately place plants in a garden.
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Strategies

Considerations and Strategies for Caregiver Assisted Feeding

Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page
AdultSLPDysphagia
Providing feeding assistance may seem like a simple task, but there are many considerations to follow, so the person swallows safely. This handout will explain the considerations and strategies to make mealtime an enjoyable experience for the person receiving feeding assistance.
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Clinical Reference

Considerations and Contraindications for Tracheostomy Weaning

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultSLPDysphagiaTracheostomy
The decision to begin the tracheostomy weaning process is a complicated decision for the speech pathologist and the medical team. This handout provides a clinical judgement decision tree considerations, contraindications, and a guideline for the stages of the trach weaning process.
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Strategies

Conservative Treatments for Osteoarthritis

Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page
AdultOTArthritis
This handout describes the various conservative treatments for osteoarthritis, including PT/OT interventions, pain management, physical activity, diet/nutrition, and self-management.
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Clinical Reference

Conservative Management for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page
AdultArm/HandOrthopaedics
The most strongly supported intervention for carpal tunnel syndrome is splinting. People may also be interested in what else may be done to help manage this condition. This intervention piece outlines what type of splint may be useful for carpal tunnel syndrome and summarizes some other strategies that may be used to manage carpal tunnel […]
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Handout

Congestive Heart Failure

Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page
AdultOTSLPCardiovascular Disease
Congestive heart failure can be an overwhelming diagnosis to understand, as it requires a lifetime of healthy choices, management, and monitoring. This client handout includes an overview of what to expect when you are diagnosed with CHF, a guideline for healthy lifestyle choices that can reduce exacerbations, and a description of heart failure zones.
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Handout

Confabulation

Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page
AdultOTSLPBrain Injury
Confabulation is related to memory impairment and can be present when a person has damage to the frontal lobe of their brain. A person may distort, fabricate, or misinterpret information to “fill the gaps” of knowledge they cannot recall. This handout provides further education about confabulation symptoms and what to do when a person presents […]
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Handout

Concussion

Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page
AdultOTSLPBrain Injury
A handout describing the anatomy and symptoms of a concussion, treatment and rehabilitation options, and recent research. Improves a client’s understanding of the diagnosis and the role of rehabilitation in their recovery, especially in cases with post-concussion syndrome and lingering symptoms.
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Strategies

Compensatory Strategies for Impaired Executive Functioning in Multiple Sclerosis

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTSLPMultiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) typically results in cognitive impairment impacting organizing and planning. This intervention guide provides information on two pragmatic cognitive compensatory strategies (Eisenhower Box and the ABODES method) that OTs can use with their clients to help them plan daily or weekly activities to manage neurofatigue and maintain independence.
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Handout

Comparison Table for Types of Dementia

Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page
AdultOTSLPDementia
Dementia is a broad term used to describe subtypes of this disease. This table provides information about four subtypes Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, Lewy Body disease (Parkinson’s disease dementia), and Frontal Lobe dementia (Pick’s disease). This table has the symptoms organized by speech/language, memory, executive functions, swallowing, physical symptoms, and mood/emotions.
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Handout

Communication Techniques for Dementia

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTSLPDementia
Training caregivers in the skills needed for successful daily living for individuals with dementia can be difficult. Burnout, frustration, and lack of understanding of the disease process can reduce outcomes and quality of life for those with dementia. This handout includes a high-level overview of the best practices for communication with those with dementia, in […]
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Eval Tool

Communication Precautions Form

Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page
AdultSLPAphasiaBrain Injury
This form is designed for therapists to share communication precautions to nursing, physician, therapy, and kitchen staff.
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Clinical Reference

Common Provocation Tests for the Shoulder With Listed Sensitivity and Specificity

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOrthopaedicsShoulders
This resource is designed to provide the busy clinician with a reference for which special tests are useful for three commonly encountered shoulder pathologies by providing sensitivity, specificity, negative predictive values, and positive predictive values for shoulder special tests.
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Clinical Reference

Common Neurologic Medications

Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page
AdultOTSLP
This document highlights some of the most common neurologic medication types and provides insight on how those medications may affect treatment.
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Clinical Reference

Common Contraindications and Precautions

Print Resource — US Letter — One page
AdultCancerCardiovascular DiseaseChronic PainOrthopaedicsSports and ExerciseStroke
Do you have trouble remembering all of the contraindications and precautions for treatments? Do you ever find an abnormal blood pressure or oxygen saturation level and question whether your initial treatment plan is still appropriate? This document provides a contraindication and precaution cheat to help guide clinician’s clinical reasoning.
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Therapy Material

Planning and Budgeting a Dinner Party

Print Resource — US Letter — 3 pages (including answer key)
AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCalculations and TimePlanning/Organizing
This therapy task targets planning, organizing, calculation, and cognitive flexibility. Patients are challenged to calculate the cost of various dinner party food options based on grocery prices and recipes.
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Therapy Material

Visually Processing a Space in 2D and 3D

Print Resource — US Letter — 6 pages (including answer key)
AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCalculations and TimeVisual Impairment/NeglectVisual Processing
This 3-stage therapy task moves from easy to difficult, challenging the ability to perceive two-dimensional and three-dimensional spatial concepts. Designed to address left neglect/hemi-spatial neglect, visuo-spatial processing, calculation, working memory, and sequencing, this task is best suited for speech-language pathologists and other therapists working with people who have survived brain injuries and are in a […]
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Therapy Material

Telling and Calculating Time

Print Resource — US Letter — 2 pages
AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCalculations and Time
This task is designed for rehabilitation therapists working with adults in rehabilitation settings working on being able to read clocks, tell time, and calculate time in functional situations.
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Therapy Material

Preparing a 1040EZ Tax Form Based on a Sample W2

Print Resource — US Letter — 4 pages (including answer key)
AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCalculations and TimeFinances
Filing taxes requires working memory, sustained and alternating attention, calculation, and problem solving. This task is designed as a basic practice for those who are working towards improving these skills and/or ultimately a goal of filing their taxes independently.
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Therapy Material

Planning and Organizing a Week Based on 6 Voicemails (Set #1)

Print Resource — US Letter + Audio files — 2 pages, 6 voicemail audio files
AdultOTSLPAphasiaAttentionBrain InjuryCalculations and TimePlanning/Organizing
This task provides a real-world scenario where patients are given 6 voicemail tasks with various information (e.g., the veterinarian calling with information on when to pick up pet meds or a friend calling to set up a time for dinner together). They are provided with a weekly calendar. A transcript of the voicemails is also available.
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