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PDPM, Occupational Therapy & SNF Questions Answered!

PDPM, Occupational Therapy & SNF Questions Answered!

The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for occupational therapy practitioners in SNFs is a hot topic these days. I get questions all the time asking, “What does PDPM mean for therapy?” and “What is PDPM’s impact on therapy services?” I have the privilege of listening to your stories on how this change of payment systems

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Stereognosis Intervention in OT: How to Up & Down Grade

Stereognosis Intervention in OT: How to Up & Down Grade

We are now digging into how to grade a stereognosis intervention when you are working with adults in OT, PLUS a case study to give you some really concrete examples. If you haven’t checked out the rest of the stereognosis series, let’s recap… In Part 1 of this 2-part article series we got into the “who”,

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Stereognosis Tests in Occupational Therapy

Stereognosis Tests in Occupational Therapy

Stereognosis involves using your tactile discrimination and touch perception skills to identify and recognize an object or group of objects with vision occluded; in other words stereognosis is when your fingers essentially “read” between the objects of different textures, temperatures, sizes, shapes, and weights and send information to your brain to figure out which of

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Stereognosis: How to Make a Test Kit

Stereognosis: How to Make a Test Kit

We are digging into the who, what, when, where and why of stereognosis in occupational therapy and how to create a kit for your clinic. Stereognosis is for the person WHO has ever experienced not being able to find their alarm clock on their bedside table in the dark of the morning. Stereognosis is WHAT is

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Promote OT: Marketing Our Distinct Value

Promote OT: Marketing Our Distinct Value

What do we need to do to promote occupational therapy? Or do we even have to? How do we define occupational therapy and what we “do” for our patients? Or is this even a priority? I know this is a common problem with occupational therapy practitioners, as we are always trying to explain what occupational

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Occupation Based & Functional Approaches in SNF

Occupation Based & Functional Approaches in SNF

Occupation based treatment ideas feel like they should come easy, but sometimes we find barriers to getting creative and finding the occupations that are meaningful to our clients. Timisha Tross BS, COTA shares how it doesn’t have to be hard to put more occupation, creativity and fun into your occupational therapy treatment sessions – especially

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How to Make Your Own Fall Prevention Bingo Game

How to Make Your Own Fall Prevention Bingo Game

By Shannen Marie Coley, MS, OTR/L As established in our previous article on this topic, “5 Reasons to Play Fall Prevention Bingo in OT,” there are many reasons to incorporate both safety education and engaging fun into your occupational therapy treatment sessions with your adult patients of various stories, backgrounds, and abilities. Bingo is familiar

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The AOTF Occupational Therapy Research & Advancing Science

The AOTF Occupational Therapy Research & Advancing Science

The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) is the nation’s leading nonprofit investing in occupational therapy research and the future research workforce. Quality, data-driven evidence is essential to improving the delivery of care, enhancing reimbursements and strengthening the value of our profession.  Our grants, programs, research resources and AOTF scholarships are available to a wide variety

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Volunteering Internationally in Occupational Therapy

Volunteering Internationally in Occupational Therapy

Have you ever had wanted explore to volunteering internationally using your occupational therapy skills? Ever dream of exploring cultures, helping others, meeting like minded professionals or promote occupational therapy in foreign countries? In this episode, Sarah Putt MA, OTR/L and I talk about how she uses volunteering internationally to sharpen her critical thinking skills, creativity,

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