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 how they feel. Visual techniques have been used as a method for relaxation in the research.1 2  Overall, visual activities can be used as a method either alone or in conjunction with … Read more

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 their use. The purpose of a sensory room is to promote relaxation, self-regulation and overall well-being for anyone, not just those who may be agitated or dysregulated. These rooms typically includes … Read more

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. Making modifications to make tasks easier and more efficient. Providing clear and simple instructions for tasks. Using a step-by-step approach to teaching new skills. Encouraging the client to take an active … Read more

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 open-ended questions to gain more information and understanding of the situation. Use “I” statements, active listening, and reflective language. Avoid using confrontational or argumentative language. Identify patient’s wants and feelings. Agree or … Read more