What is the difference between visual field cuts (VFD) and neglect? What is a field cut? What is inattention? Why does it often occur on the left side? Is there such a thing as right-sided neglect? How do patients...
Memory books (not to be confused with Life Storybooks) can be useful tools to help patients with memory difficulties function in their environment. SLP often introduces memory books to patients when they can benefit from them. Memory books are...
Latest Updates Click here for a Live Update. As of 2/10/20: People Under Investigation (PUI) in the United States*† People under Investigation (PUI) in the United States Positive 12 Negative 318 Pending§ 68 Total 398   Background Social media and traditional media have been flooded by headlines of the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus. The coronavirus has...
Digital play is becoming more popular for children with the expanding library of apps, video games, and technologies. So is digital play bad for children’s development, socialization, and mental health? Is traditional play going extinct or is it here...
Occupational Therapy DVT & PE Evidence-Based Screening (2019) This post focuses on current evidence-based screening techniques for OTs who have a suspicion of DVT or PE for their patients, which will allow OTs to take appropriate action because of the...
Definition of Hemorrhagic Conversion in Occupational Therapy An ischemic infarct converting into a hemorrhagic lesion. Prevalence and Cause Occurs in 10% of patients. More common in large infarcts. Ranges from minor bleeding to major hemorrhage. Thrombi can migrate, lyse, and re-perfuse...
Many people ask what the similarities differences between PEO-P (Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance Model) and CMOP-E (Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement) are. An easy way to remember and compare them is think of this flow chart: CMOP-E: Person Environment Occupation Fit...
Rating Perceived Exertion in Occupational Therapy BORG Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) 6 7 Very, Very Light 8 9 Very Light 10 11 Fairly Light 12 13 Somewhat Hard 14 15 Hard 16 17 Very Hard 18 19 Very, Very Hard 20   Revised RPE (1-10) Scale 0 Rest 1 Really Easy 2 Easy 3 Moderate 4 Sort of Hard 5 Hard 6 7 Really hard 8 9 Really, Really, Hard 10 Maximal: Just like my hardest race
Introduction According to AOTA, "gardening is one of the most popular pastimes for Americans. Gardening can also be difficult for people with health conditions that limit movement (such as arthritis) or cause fatigue". Especially among older adults, gardening is a familiar...
Background Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS/AIDP), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), and Miller Fisher Syndrome are a group of inflammatory diseases that causes demyelination of axons in peripheral nerves. Cause is uncertain, possible causes include: genetic, vaccination (infrequently), viral infection, enteritis,...