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 (OTs) use a variety of interventions, including exercises, adaptive equipment, and modifications to the environment, to enable individuals to engage in these activities despite any physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges they … Read more

Dementia Fall Risk and Prevention Education Occupational Therapy

Dementia Fall Interventions

Introduction An important intervention for patients with dementia and their family is education about fall risks and prevention strategies. Falls are a complex and multifactorial issue that can result in patient injury and morbidity, especially in older adults. People with dementia are 5 times more likely to be institutionalized than people with dementia who do … Read more

ADHD Interventions & Models for Occupational Therapists – Evidence-Based Practice

A list of models and occupational therapy interventions for ADHD based on research for children, adolescents, and adults. Interventions address ADHD symptoms, social skills, motor skills, play, cognition, and more. Children Models Cognitive Rehabilitation (Toglia) Behavioral Play-based Sensory Interventions Dyadic Parent-child Teacher-child Occupational therapist-child Executive Function Cognitive-Functional (Cog-Fun) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) — hyperactivity Play-Based … Read more

Assessment Tools for Occupational Therapy

9-Hole Peg 30 Second Chair Stand Action Research Arm Test Activity Card Sort (ACS) Activities of Daily Living Index Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC) Acute Stroke Dysphagia Screen Arm Motor Ability Test (AMAT) Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) Barthel Index for ADLs Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development Beery VMI Berg … Read more