Understanding and Supporting Interoception in Occupational Therapy: Case Studies

Interoception, often referred to as the “eighth sense,” plays a crucial role in how individuals perceive and respond to their internal bodily signals. This sense is essential for self-regulation, emotional awareness, and overall well-being. For occupational therapy practitioners, understanding interoception and its impact on daily functioning is vital for providing effective interventions, particularly in pediatric … Read more

Rancho Los Amigos Levels – Occupational Therapy

The Rancho Los Amigos Scale is used to evaluate a patient following a brain injury. The levels are based on observations of the patient’s responses to the environment. It provides insight into their progress during recovery and rehabilitation. The occupational therapist supports the team and the patient throughout their recovery based on their level of … Read more

Active vs. Passive Memory Book – OT/SLP Collaboration

Active vs Passive Memory Book

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 often more successful when the interdisciplinary team is aware of its existence, purpose, location, and priorities … Read more

Memory Books and Life Story Books for Dementia – Occupational Therapy

Memory & Life Story Books for Dementia

Introduction In my mental health rotation at an outpatient behavioral health setting, one of the previous students created a nostalgia book for one of the social and leisure groups. It was a very creative book that contained photographs and pictures of pop culture, media, products, and historical events aimed for older adults. Although this nostalgia … Read more