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Plateau: Is My Recovery from Brain Injury Over

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This material busts the myth of a person’s recovery plateauing after a brain injury and explains how the environment can have a positive or negative impact. Frasca, D., Tomaszczyk, J., McFadyen, B.J., & Green, R.E.(2013). Traumatic brain injury and post-acute decline: what role does environmental enrichment play? A scoping review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7. […]
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Oral Care Assessment, Guide, and Schedule

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Use the Beck Oral Assessment Scale to determine how frequently oral care should be completed, and use the included guides and schedules as visual reminders for completing consistent and thorough oral care. Beck, S. (1979). Impact of a systematic oral care protocol on stomatitis after chemotherapy. Cancer Nursing, 2, 185–199.
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Types of Strokes

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides simple information about the different types of strokes. Therapists can circle the types of stroke for each client/family member so that they can compare and understand differences.
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Lifestyle Choices to Support Brain Health

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout covers a variety of lifestyle choices that support brain health. Gomes Gonçalves N, Vidal Ferreira N, Khandpur N, et al. Association Between Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods and Cognitive Decline. JAMA Neurol. 2023;80(2):142–150. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2022.4397 Martini D. (2019). Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet. Nutrients, 11(8), 1802. Paluch A., Bajpai S., Bassett D., Carnethon M., Eklund […]
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Improving Feeding Outcomes in Infants with GERD

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is an extremely common issue in infants. When it becomes more severe, it can be diagnosed as Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD can have a significant impact on feeding experience, caregiver stress, and infant comfort. This resource summarizes the evidenced based interventions that can be use to reduce reflux and improve feeding […]
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Using Language to Support Transitions for Toddlers

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This parent/caregiver handout is designed to give ideas on how to incorporate language into transition times for toddlers to decrease maladaptive behaviors or familial stress. Alt, M., Mettler, H. M., Eriksonn, J. A., Figueroa, C. R., Etters-Thomas, S. E., Arizmendi, G. D., & Oglivie, T. (2019). Exploring input parameters in an expressive vocabulary treatment with […]
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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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