Amputation Levels

Amputation is identified by which joint or long bone has been amputated. Above knee (AKA): transfemoral Below knee (BKA): transtibial Below ankle: transmetatarsal Above...

Happy OT Month 2020

This is OTDUDE.com's first year celebrating OT month. We are very fortunate to be apart of this amazing community of inspiring professionals working with...

Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Miller Fisher Syndrome – Occupational Therapy Intervention

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...

Trapped in Place – Wheelchair Ramp Medicare Coverage: Occupational Therapy Discharge Planning

The San Francisco Chronicle posted an article titled, "Stuck in place: How older adults end up trapped inside their own homes". To give context...

Occupational Therapist’s Thoughts on Bill to Expand Access to Occupational Therapy for Mental Health...

Senators Hassan and Scott Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Occupational Therapy for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders 8-17-2022 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie...

How to Practice Occupational Therapy in the United States as a Foreigner (Internationally Educated)

A common question that I get is from people overseas interested in practicing occupational therapy in the United States. Currently, occupational therapy assistants who...

CDC Updated Milestones (2022) for Occupational Therapy Practice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW0lWYNQZvs Introduction The CDC has updated and revised the developmental milestone checklist for children on their website. The last update was almost 20 years ago from...

Pyoderma Gangrenosum Occupational Therapy

Background "Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an inflammatory skin disorder that is characterized by small, red bumps or blisters that may form swollen open sores (ulcerations)....
Occupational therapy autism intervention goals

Occupational Therapy Goals for Autism ASD

Cognition Poor attention, highly distractible Preoccupation for specific activities, repetitive actions Difficulty with teamwork Poor memory Difficulty with complex cognitive tasks Sequencing Imitation Generalizing...

Child Development Red Flags – Occupational Therapy Practice

Introduction Developmental problems in children can have lifelong implications on their health and wellbeing. Early detection of developmental problems provides an opportunity for early intervention by occupational...