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Cognitive Impairment Care Staff Communication Form

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
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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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy + Occupational Therapy

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
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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Clothing Shelf Organization Activity

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
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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Clothes and the Reacher

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
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 Signs of Ankylosing Spondylitis: Resource for Clinicians

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
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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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Difficulty Swallowing

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
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

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
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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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
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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Charcot Foot

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
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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Changes to Behavior and Personality After Brain Injury

December 23, 2021 by Megan Berg.
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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