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Thought Record Worksheet

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This is an activity that the OT practitioner can complete with their client or provide as homework to help clients recognize the relationship and influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. McManus, F., Van Doorn, K., & Yiend, J. (2012). Examining the effects of thought records and behavioral experiments in instigating belief change. Journal of Behavior Therapy […]
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Brock String Exercises

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides instructions in HEP format to perform Brock string exercises for vision training and rehab to address impairments, such as convergence insufficiency, commonly affected by brain injuries.
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Basics to Understanding Pressure Wounds

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout is intended to help patients, family members and caregivers better understand the basics of pressure wounds. It includes education on pressure-related wounds, risk factors, and prevention. Li Z, Lin F, Thalib L, Chaboyer W. Global prevalence and incidence of pressure injuries in hospitalised adult patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs […]
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Spinal Surgery and Occupational Therapy

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides information about recovery from spinal surgery through an OT perspective. It covers pre-surgery considerations, spinal precautions, and safe completion of various ADLs. A Patient’s Guide to Spine Surgery. (2024). Hospital for Special Surgery. Physical and Occupational Therapy after Spinal Surgery. (n.d.). Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.
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Breast Cancer and Adhesive Capsulitis

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource discusses breast cancer, mastectomy, and the indications for adhesive capsulitis. Key Statistics for Breast Cancer. (2024). American Cancer Society. Fefferman, M., Nicholson, K., Kuchta, K., Pesce, C., Kopkash, K., & Yao, K. (2023). Rates of bilateral mastectomy in patients with early-stage breast cancer. JAMA Network Open, 6(1). Yang, S., Park, DH., Ahn, SH., […]
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Papaya Enzyme for Dry Mouth and Oral Care

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides a snapshot ofExploring the current research and rationale for using papaya enzymes to help individuals with xerostomia, saliva management, and oral health. Rowe, M., Lawn, C., & Wilson, B. (2018). Effects of papaya enzymes on the viscosity of saliva and oral hygiene in patients with a dry mouth. Journal of Pharmaceutical Care […]
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Defining Memory Strategies with Patient Reported Outcomes

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
An easy-to-use guide for clinicians on how to design individualized memory strategies based on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). Weldring T, Smith SM. Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). Health Serv Insights. 2013 Aug 4;6:61-8. Angela K. Troyer, Larry Leach, Susan Vandermorris & Jill B. Rich (2019) The measurement of […]
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Resonant Voice Treatment Approach

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
A clinical guide for the basics around implementing resonant voice therapy into your voice practice. Casper JK, Murry T. Voice therapy methods in dysphonia. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2000 Oct;33(5):983-1002. Hacıoğlu, H. N., & Bengisu, S. (2023). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Resonant Voice Therapy in Patients with Functional Voice Disorder. Journal of Voice. Angadi […]
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Multiple Systems Atrophy and Dysphagia

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Multiple systems atrophy is an adult onset, sporadic, rapidly progressive neuro-degenerative disease that presents with a common early symptom of dysphagia. Aspiration pneumonia is the leading cause of death in MSA, so it is important for SLPs to be knowledgeable of the evaluation and treatment, which can be found in this educational handout. This handout […]
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Badge Reference Cards for Medical SLPs

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Included are ten badge reference cards related to arterial blood gas/vital signs, common ventilator modes, parts of tracheostomy, model of anatomy for speech, swallowing, and voice education, PMV considerations and cleaning, cranial nerve exam for speech and swallowing, Glasgow Coma Scale/NIH Stroke Scale, orientation log, determining risk for aspiration pneumonia, and Beck’s oral assessment to […]
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