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Strategies

Cognitive Strategies for Improving Movement

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AdultOTParkinson’s
The use of internal and external strategies can aid in improving movement. This provides specific examples, including internal cues, auditory cues, and visual cues. A great place to start for those who are finding a harder and harder time getting moving due to various neurological impairments.
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Eval Tool

Cognitive Screener

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryStroke
This screener provides you with information regarding the discrepancy between what family members are seeing and what patients are seeing as related to recent changes in cognition. Includes one form for the patient to fill out and one form for family/friends/caregivers to fill out. The document contains definitions for clinical terms for reports as well […]
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Handout

Cognitive Recovery After COVID-19

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AdultOTSLPCOVID-19
There are still so many unanswered questions about how the COVID-19 virus affects some people after recovering. There are some known neurological and cognitive symptoms that can last long after being infected with COVID-19. Working with a speech-language pathologist can improve cognitive changes with attention, concentration, short-term memory, word-finding, and cognitive fatigue.
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Eval Tool

Cognitive Impairment Care Staff Communication Form

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryDementiaStroke
Therapists can fill out this form in under two minutes and share with physician, nursing, social services, psychological, and therapy staff to ensure adequate understanding of individual cognitive impairments. The form includes quick scoring boxes for the MOCA, MMSE, SLUMS, and a blank area for other test results. It includes quick checkboxes to identify memory, […]
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Clinical Reference

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy + Occupational Therapy

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AdultOTMental Health
This handout provides an overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and concerns that it can help address. This handout also dispels some of the myths around CBT and provides some strengths of this approach.
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Therapy Material

Clothing Shelf Organization Activity

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryPlanning/Organizing
This activity requires multiple cognitive skills to recognize patterns, make decisions, and draw conclusions. A person must order/sequence clothing items in order to meet certain requirements and rules.
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Strategies

Clothes and the Reacher

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AdultOTADLs/IADLs
This handout is designed for occupational therapists working with people who have lost reaching mobility and are using a reacher as an adaptive method for getting dressed. The resource outlines the different parts of a reacher and breaks down the steps of using it to put on bottoms and to take off socks.
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Clinical Reference

Clinical Signs of Ankylosing Spondylitis: Resource for Clinicians

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AdultOTHip/PelvisOrthopaedics
People with ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory spine and joint pain may need to be referred to other medical providers to insure optimal treatment including pharmaceutical management combined with continued PT services. This resource is designed for clinicians and outlines the signs/symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and provides useful information to assist with the examination process.
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Handout

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Difficulty Swallowing

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AdultSLPCOPDDysphagia
Many patients diagnosed with COPD struggle with swallowing. This is frequently related to the coordination of respiration and swallowing. This handout outlines what COPD is and how it affects swallowing. It includes several strategies for patients to try that are aimed at improving this coordination and reducing signs/symptoms of dysphagia.
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Consistency Testing Methods for IDDSI Levels

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AdultSLPDietsDysphagia
The IDDSI website provides a lot of helpful information for standardizing the testing of consistencies for solids and liquids; however, it can be overwhelming to locate all of the information needed for a full understanding. This resource provides all of the information required to understand each type of test, which test is appropriate for each […]
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Handout

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

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AdultOTNervous System Conditions
This handout for patients and caregivers on Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease includes a description of its presentation, progression, and treatment, including common therapy interventions based on common disease characteristics.
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Handout

Charcot Foot

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AdultOTDiabetesNervous System Conditions
Peripheral neuropathy and diabetes mellitus affects a huge number of adults.  The complications of Diabetes are vast and one of the more immobilizing complications is charcot foot.  This handout describes the diagnosis. It is a great resource to give patients who have developed arthropathy or are at risk.
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Handout

Changes to Behavior and Personality After Brain Injury

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryResilience
Many patients and families struggle with the reality of the long-term changes in behavior and personality associated with brain injury. Includes descriptions of aggression, confabulation, emotional lability, lacking emotion, being put in unsafe situations, poor judgment, lack of initiation, disinhibition, agitation, and anxiety.
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Eval Tool

Cauda Equina Syndrome: Quick Examination Checklist for Clinicians

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AdultBack/SpineOrthopaedics
Serious spinal pathology is very rare but can have significant consequences if not recognized and if referral is not made quickly and appropriately. This resource is based on recently published guidelines from the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists and is designed as an intensive one page overview of different signs/symptoms of cauda equina […]
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Handout

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Expect

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AdultOTArm/HandOrthopaedics
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition in those who repetitively need to use or hold their hands in awkward positions and is commonly present in those with other conditions. This handout outlines what carpal tunnel syndrome is, what to expect, what treatments may help, and how long recovery may take based on the most […]
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Carpal Tunnel Diagnostic Guide for Clinicians

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AdultOTArm/HandOrthopaedics
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be a challenge to diagnose due to how many conditions can cause hand pain or numbness. This resource provides some guidance for clinicians for ruling out other issues that may mimic carpal tunnel syndrome and outlines some clinical diagnostic suggestions based on current evidence.
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Caregiver Resources

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AdultOTSLPCaregiver
Caregivers are often overwhelmed by their loved ones’ illness or injury and all the new terminology that is thrown at them by healthcare staff. It is important to remember that they could benefit from education and resources to help reduce their burden of care. This material provides a list of resources for caregivers to help […]
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Caregiver Management Plan Outline

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AdultOTSLPCaregiver
All caregivers need to take care of themselves. This means leaving loved ones in the care of other family, friends, or professionals. This caregiver management plan outline guides caregivers when creating a comprehensive written plan to pass on to alternative care providers. May be completed within a structured therapy session with clinical guidance or individually […]
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Handout

Cardiovascular Disease and Cognition

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AdultOTSLPCardiovascular Disease
This handout explains how cardiovascular disease can cause functionally debilitating changes in cognition. These changes in cognition can negatively affect independence, productivity, and quality of life.
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Clinical Reference

Cardiac Medications Reference

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AdultOTSLPCardiovascular Disease
Reference table of cardiac medications for clinicians to use during chart reviews, provide patient education, and be aware of possible side effects during therapy process.
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