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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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Structural Vocal Pathologies

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides detailed information regarding structural vocal pathologies that may be seen during the fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). Video on how to use this resource: Sapienza, C., & Ruddy, B. H. (2013). Voice Disorders. Plural Publishing.
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Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) Presentation Checklist and Notes

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides an SLP with a checklist of areas to consider and make a note of before and during a videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS). Video on how to use this resource: Palmer, J. B., Kuhlemeier, K. V., Tippett, D. C., & Lynch, C. (1993). A protocol for the videofluorographic swallowing study. Dysphagia, 8(3), 209–214.
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Vision Screening

February 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This screening can provide initial information on potential vision deficits.
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Lower Extremity Hop Tests

February 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This eval tool helps guide a therapist and athlete through lower extremity hop tests and discusses their interpretation. Ebert, J. R., Du Preez, L., Furzer, B., Edwards, P., & Joss, B. (2021). Which hop tests can best identify functional limb asymmetry in patients 9-12 months after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction employing a hamstrings tendon autograft? […]
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10 Item OSPRO-YF Tool

August 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
The OSPRO-YF is helpful for screening for psychological yellow flags. There are three variations to this tool, and the 10 item variation balances time efficiency with accuracy. This resource includes the 10 questions for the 10 item variation of the OSPRO-YF that can be shared with patients. It also links to the evaluation website to […]
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Pain Evaluation Clinical Reasoning Octagon

July 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
A clinical reasoning tool for clinicians to use to reflect on difficult pain related cases. It can also be useful to help instructors teach physical, speech, or occupational therapy students how to reason through pain related cases.
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What Is the HINTs Exam?

July 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
A screening tool for an individual who is experiencing acute dizziness and vertigo. It can be used in the clinic or in an emergency room setting. Kattah, J. C., Talkad, A. V., Wang, D. Z., Hsieh, Y. H., & Newman-Toker, D. E. (2009). HINTS to diagnose stroke in the acute vestibular syndrome: three-step bedside oculomotor […]
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