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Kawa Model

June 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
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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The Dynamic Use of the Kawa Model: A Scoping Review (2022)

June 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This scoping review considered articles published in peer-reviewed journals or unpublished dissertations and theses that directly investigated the use of the Kawa model. A total of 10 research articles and three unpublished dissertations met the criteria and were critically reviewed for thematic analysis.  The thematic analysis identified the following themes regarding the Kawa model and […]
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Emergency Preparedness with a Disability

March 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout covers different elements of being prepared for emergency situations given changes due to the new onset of a condition for a caregiver and/or patient. Video on how to use this resource:
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Advancing Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions in the Community: A Scoping Review (2020)

February 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
People with disabilities experience challenges because of disabling environments and exclusion daily; however, this impact is intensified when the entire community is destabilized, such as during emergencies. In such cases, people with disabilities are disproportionately impacted, experiencing higher rates of injury and death as well as increased challenges during response and recovery. The purpose of […]
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Ptosis

June 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource covers ptosis (droopy eyelid).
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The Impact of Physical Exercise on Neuromuscular Function in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis (2018)

January 17, 2022 by txinsights.
This study was performed with no control subjects due to the difficulty to design a comparable “placebo group” in an exercise context. The examiners were also not blinded. Participants: 95 patients were initially reviewed based on having an ICD 10 code of G70.0 (MG). Of the 95 patients 14 were selected and chose to participate. […]
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The SLP’s Role with Progressive Neurological Disorders

January 10, 2022 by txinsights.
This handout describes how SLPs can address changes with speech, language, cognition/thinking, memory, voice, swallowing, reading, writing, listening, and the need for assistive communication technology and/or devices in the context of neurological disorders.
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Managing Myasthenia Gravis

December 29, 2021 by txinsights.
This handout describes strategies to use when managing the symptoms of myasthenia gravis. Includes dietary, exercise, and medication considerations.
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Myasthenia Gravis

December 25, 2021 by txinsights.
This handout is designed for rehabilitation clinicians working with patients who have been diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. The handout outlines the causes, what to expect, treatments, and therapeutic interventions.
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10 Voice Commands for Voice Activated Systems

December 9, 2021 by txinsights.
This handout is designed for rehabilitation therapists working with people who no longer have the mobility or fine motor control to operate phones, computers, lights, blinds, etc. Using voice activated systems (such as the Amazon Echo or the Google Home), these patients can use voice commands to increase independence, reduce reliance on caregivers, and optimize […]
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