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Using the Science of Habits to Promote Healthy Behaviors Across Practice Settings

January 18, 2022 by txinsights.
Chronic diseases are on the rise, and occupational therapists can play a crucial role in addressing the primary risk factor for developing chronic diseases, personal behaviors. These personal behaviors, otherwise known as performance patterns, include habits, routines, rituals, and roles. Performance patterns can either support or hinder occupational performance and play a significant role in […]
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Motivational Interviewing: The Basics

January 18, 2022 by txinsights.
This course addresses the therapeutic intervention and rationale for the use of motivational interviewing. We describe the evidence base for motivational interviewing, identify the core principles of motivational interviewing, name the stages of change, and define S.M.A.R.T. goals.
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Behavioral Cough Suppression Therapy for Patients with Refractory Chronic Cough

January 18, 2022 by txinsights.
This course will describe how cough hypersensitivity as an underlying cause of refractory chronic cough, define the purpose of and theoretical rationale for behavioral cough suppression therapy from a neuroplasticity standpoint, and integrate the basic components of behavioral cough suppression therapy and guidelines for determining appropriate candidates for the therapy.
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Gullah Geechee: Cultural Norms and the SLP

January 18, 2022 by txinsights.
This course will examine the cultural & linguistic norms of the Gullah Geechee people. It will provide an overview of the language and cultural nuances that an SLP who is new to the region should expect from their clients. We will examine appropriate social and pragmatic responses to the culture and ways that clinicians can […]
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Innovative Treatment Strategies

January 18, 2022 by txinsights.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating progressive neuromuscular disease. Knowledge of the advances in equipment, technology, and therapeutic interventions help guide treatment for patients facing ever-changing challenges. This course will review the specific recommendations, equipment, and technology focused on keeping patients engaged in meaningful activities.
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Functional, Personally Relevant Goals for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury

January 18, 2022 by txinsights.
This course discusses goal setting protocols available to clinicians serving adults with acquired brain injury. Instruction will focus on a novel technique that promotes a systematic, collaborative goal setting process. We will highlight case studies and create plans for incorporating these procedures within current care.
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Home Assessments: Evidence-Based Strategies to Decrease Falls & Improve Mobility

January 18, 2022 by txinsights.
As the older adult population continues to grow at a rapid rate, occupational and physical therapists face new challenges in helping individuals age in place. Older adults often lack the knowledge, equipment and home set up to allow them to remain at home safely. This presentation will showcase the importance of home assessment and modification, […]
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Gender Affirming Voices & Communication

January 18, 2022 by txinsights.
This course will cover voicing subsystems targeted in gender affirming voice & communication therapy, identify social barriers to voice & communication therapy, and provide an overview of therapy techniques unique to gender affirming & voice communication therapy.
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Clinical Complexities of Tracheostomy Care (Part 1 )

January 17, 2022 by txinsights.
Patients with tracheostomies are discharging into the community with increased frequency, challenging medical/rehab staff to provide highly skilled care for a fragile population. This course is designed to create a knowledge base for providers working with clients with tracheostomies and will provide a detailed review of decisions around initial placement of a trach, basics of […]
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Quality of Life in People with Dementia: Measures, Methods, and Considerations

January 17, 2022 by txinsights.
This course targets clinical issues of assessment of quality of life (QoL) in people with dementia. Grounded in a patient-centered approach, the course provides a rationale for the need of QoL assessments. Different types of QoL outcome measures and factors for consideration when selecting an outcome measure will be discussed. Barriers to the implementation of […]
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