Proper & Safe Transfer Techniques Occupational Therapy

Transferring is the client's movement from one surface to another. The process involves the pre-transfer, transfer, and post-transfer. As the client has some physical...

Occupational Therapy Chronic Pain Management Techniques: Evidence-Informed Guide

My Pain Story After two years since my lower back injury involving 2 slipped discs in my lower back, I continued to feel the pain....

Big List of Examples of Heavy Work Activities for Occupational Therapy

Heavy work interventions in occupational therapy can involve activities that provide deep pressure (proprioceptive) stimulation to the body, which can help to regulate the...

Weighted Blanket Precautions Contraindications | Death-Related Product Recall

Introduction Occupational therapists often recommend weighted blankets for their patients. Research is not definitive about the effectiveness of this modality for certain uses such as...

Overview of Social Skills Interventions for Autism in Occupational Therapy

Introduction Social skills interventions are designed to address barriers in social skills for clients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These social skills interventions can be...

Which Side to Face Bed, Chair and Place Objects After Stroke for Occupational Therapy

After a stroke, patients may experience decreased awareness of their side, such as the left side of either themself or their environment. One way...

I Asked ChatGPT: How Is Occupational Science Different Than Occupational Therapy?

I have been experimenting with the popular AI called ChatGPT to generate a response to a common question to see if it would be...

Sensory-Based Strategies Are Not the Same as Ayres Sensory Integration

Incorrect Use? Sensory strategies are often incorrectly used with sensory integration interventions. One way to distinguish sensory integration methods involve active client participation, whereas sensory...

How Occupational Therapy Can Help People with Autism with Social Skills

People with autism may have difficulty with social skills from childhood all the way through adulthood. In terms of advocacy for those with autism,...

Myth: Is Occupational Therapy Evidence-Based?

Occupational therapy is a health profession that helps individuals achieve their goals and participate in the occupations that are meaningful to them. Occupational therapists...

How do I find a qualified occupational therapist for my child?

Question How do I find a qualified occupational therapist for my child? Finding an OT Ask your pediatrician or other healthcare provider for recommendations. They may...

Pros and Cons of Pediatric Telehealth Occupational Therapy for Parents

About Telehealth for Pediatric OT Telehealth, or the use of technology to deliver health care remotely, can be an effective way to provide pediatric occupational...

Top 10 Questions to Ask if Considering Working with a Pediatric Occupational Therapist

About Pediatric Occupational Therapy A pediatric occupational therapist can be beneficial for children who are experiencing difficulty with daily activities such as self-care, play, and...

Visual Activities for Sensory Modulation Regulation Relaxation and Stress Management in Occupational Therapy

The visual system significantly contributes to the ability for occupational therapy clients to see and has a powerful influence on other sensory systems and...

Sensory Room vs Seclusion Rooms for Occupational Therapy

A sensory room is a specially designed space that is used to provide a variety of sensory experiences to individuals who may benefit from...

Sensory Calming vs Alerting Modulation Techniques in Occupational Therapy

Introduction Sensory calming refers to strategies or techniques that are used in occupational therapy to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety or agitation with clients. These...

Occupational Therapy Treatment for High Acuity Agitated Psychosocial Patients

Keep Things Simple Breaking tasks down into smaller, manageable parts. This can make the task less overwhelming and increase the client's sense of accomplishment. ...

Quick Tips: De-escalation of Situations for Occupational Therapy Mental Health Psychosocial

Remain calm and speak in a calm and soothing tone. Establish verbal contact. Listen actively and acknowledge the person's feelings and concerns. Use...