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Physical Requirements for Driving

January 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout covers what physical skills are required for safe driving. Part of the driving series including Visual Requirements for Driving.
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Pain Neuroscience Education

January 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Pain neuroscience education has demonstrated efficacy in improving pain, disability, and psychosocial factors among those experiencing chronic pain. This handout provides basic information about pain neuroscience education and a visual metaphor to assist therapists in explaining the concept of central sensitization to clients experiencing chronic pain. Dydyk, A.M., & Givler, A. (2023). Central Pain Syndrome. […]
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One Way Speaking Valve Considerations for Return to Swallowing

December 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout explains the benefits of wearing a one-way speaking valve while swallowing and a list of considerations if a person does not tolerate a valve but voices a desire to eat and drink by mouth. Prigent, H., Lejaille, M., Terzi, N., Annane, D., Figere, M., Orlikowski, D., & Lofaso, F. (2011). Effect of a […]
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Understanding Care Resistant Behaviors

November 30, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout for caregivers and family members provides information on the causes of care-resistant behaviors in individuals with dementia and strategies for managing them. Jablonski, R. A., Therrien, B., Mahoney, E. K., Kolanowski, A., Gabello, M., & Brock, A. (2011). An intervention to reduce care-resistant behavior in persons with dementia during oral hygiene: a pilot […]
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What is Voice Preservation for ALS?

November 30, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
People with ALS often lose their speaking ability. Voice preservation is voice and message banking that allows people to record their voice for a more personalized voice experience with augmentative and alternative communication options.
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Expanding Our Positive Feedback Phrases Beyond “Good Job”

November 30, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Kids thrive on positive feedback! It’s important for the development of self-awareness and confidence. On the flip side, kids can become too focused on doing something in order to get praise. As adults, we can work to deliver positive feedback in ways that help kids process their growing skill sets as well as their feelings […]
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