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Driving Readiness Self Assessment and Considerations

January 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Use the following self-rating questions related to barriers to return to driving to assess self-awareness of limitations and guide discussion about aids, devices, and/or strategies that can assist with working toward the goal of operating a vehicle again. Coleman, R.D., Rapport, L.J., Ergh, T.C., Hanks, R.A., Ricker, J.H., & Millis, S.R. (2002). Predictors of driving […]
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Refilling Medications

January 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This therapy material works on skills required for refilling medications.
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2024 Weekly Calendars

January 3, 2024 by txinsights.
Weekly calendars to assist with orientation, planning, and organizing.
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2024 Monthly Calendars

January 3, 2024 by txinsights.
Low-vision calendars to assist with orientation. Mark off each day when it’s done!
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Psychopharmacology Reference

December 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This clinical reference sheet provides an overview of major medications used to treat mental health conditions commonly seen by occupational and speech therapy practitioners. This handout includes medications such as antidepressants, stimulants, mood stabilizers, and anxiolytics, with common generic and brand names and potential side effects relevant to occupational and speech therapy practice.
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Aging in Place: Supporting Nutrition & Hydration

December 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides information focused on supporting safe and proper nutrition and hydration in the elderly at home, including the risks of malnutrition and dehydration, contributing factors, and interventions. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). Healthy places terminology. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jadczak, A. D., & Visvanathan, R. (2019). Anorexia of aging […]
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Menstrual Hygiene Management

November 30, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource covers considerations and strategies for addressing this important but often overlooked ADL.
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Understanding Care Resistant Behaviors

November 30, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout for caregivers and family members provides information on the causes of care-resistant behaviors in individuals with dementia and strategies for managing them. Jablonski, R. A., Therrien, B., Mahoney, E. K., Kolanowski, A., Gabello, M., & Brock, A. (2011). An intervention to reduce care-resistant behavior in persons with dementia during oral hygiene: a pilot […]
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Medication Safety

November 30, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource addresses safety with medication management. There are two methods for using this activity. One method directly pairs with the Therapy Insights Medication Management Kit (Version 2). The other option is a worksheet for those without the kit. The entire activity can be completed with or without the kit.
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Driving Cessation

October 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource covers considerations for driving cessation and when it is time to stop.
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