Occupational Therapy has played a role in helping those with Mental and physical disabilities in the United States since 1917. Before that time, Occupational Therapy was used solely in mental institutions to help people that were "more normal" and able to function in a social status. These patients enjoyed things like arts and crafts. It seemed that those who engaged in such activities where perceived as "more healthy". These findings lead Drs. to encourage patients to engage is such activity to improve there overall health. (http://quoccupationaltherapy.weebly.com/history-of-occupational-therapy.htmlhistory-of-occupational-therapy.html)
Within four weeks of fieldwork, occupational therapy students got to know most of the residents at Ruth’s House (dementia unit). The residents have various medical conditions that limit their physical and mental capabilities. Anita, one of the residents in the facility exhibited a range of physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms. Based on direct observation, Anita demonstrated fluctuating alertness periods. With no evident trigger, Anita had multiple acute episodes of confusion, irritability, and agitation. In a several group sessions, she was restless and was very difficult to redirect. She kept standing up despite being told to take a seat so she does not fall. She was verbally disorganized. In addition, during the 2-week fieldwork,
I hope this email finds you well. I am interested in the M.S. Occupational Therapy program in Hofstra University. Unfortunately due to conflict with my work schedule I would be unable to attend the Occupational Therapy web seminar. I was wondering if it was possible to speak to you or an admissions representative for more information and possible receive advisement.
Purpose: Each biennium and upon initial licensure clinicians are required to take a course related to the Laws and Rules of Practice for Occupational therapy. Through this course clinicians will increase awareness and understanding of the laws and rules that direct licensure as a provider of occupational therapy services.
I spoke with Mr. Naranjo many times since the last reporting period regarding scheduling of occupational therapy and also the MRI. Once the MRI and x-ray were done he declined going back to Dr. Branch for a follow-up appointment on 1/31/8. He has requested to see his primary care doctor’s office.
Admission into SUNY Downstate will allow me to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy. I believe that admission into your school will provide a great start to my occupational therapy career. Acceptance to this school is important to me because of these different factors that could be beneficial to me such as the experienced professors, class environment, school location and reputation of the facility. I have decided to pick a career in the health field because of the environmental influences that directed me towards my choice. SUNY Downstate has many different factors that could benefit me when it comes to being accepted into the school.
The purpose of this study is to see the effect of a novel occupational therapy intervention program on cognition, activity of daily living, physical performance, depression, psychological and behavioral symptom and quality life of patients with mild to moderate dementia. Total of 263 older participates were included in this intervention, the intervention was developed according to client-centering occupation therapy guideline for patient with dementia. Participates in the experimental group completed 5 weeks long of study which has total of 10 sessions with duration of last one hour and ten minutes. Each session consists different activities, including relaxation, physical exercises, personal activates, cognitive exercise, and recreational
The goal of occupational therapy is to assist people with fibromyalgia in regaining, developing and building skills, maximizing function in activities of daily living (Luedtke et al., 2005). Within the context of chronic pain, occupational therapist focuses on activity modification principles which include interview and activity analysis to assess the impact of pain on the client's desired activity and independence (Luedtke et al., 2005). Upon the intervention, symptom reduction strategies, muscle strengthening activities and adaptive equipment for specific activities are provided by the occupational therapist (Radomski & Latham, 2013).
required to step in if a patient becomes medically or emotionally unstable. As mentioned earlier nursing staff assist with transportation of patients, they are also in close proximity to the kitchen for medical assistance. During a placement opportunity a student becomes the facilitator of the program, completing all necessary tasks identified above, the student is required to report to their supervisor to discuss potential OPI and have documentation co-signed.
Three steps in the occupational therapy process for A. K and her family are evaluation, intervention, and outcomes. Occupational therapy is client-centered so therefore the therapist should pick activities related to the client interest. The evaluation includes viewing A.K. occupational profile that includes an occupational history. The occupational therapy history includes A.K. age and gender, experiences, her daily living patterns, interest, values as well as her needs (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2014). The occupational therapist should interview the parents of why they are seeking out occupational therapy services for their child. An analysis of occupational performance establishment is during the evaluation process (Sames,
1) I learned four types of Occupational Therapy Documentation Reports that are most common and those are; screening, evaluation, intervention, and outcomes.
Occupational therapy combines my two loves the medical field and working with special needs children. While being employed in the school system as an occupational therapist, I will be interacting and working with many different people on a daily basis. We will all be considered part of the support staff and will work together to help the children achieve their goals. I will also be keeping the parents updated on a weekly basis of their child’s progress, along with attending each child’s IEP (individual education plan) conference. Becoming an occupational therapist is a very long and hard journey. During the process I will be taking many difficult classes, learning about numerous disabilities, taking lots of tests, learning how to use adaptive
Occupational therapy practitioners are trained at assessing body function, activity limitations, and participation restrictions (Roe, 2013). Such restriction includes; physical disability. An occupational therapist must evaluate the client's baseline function before creating an intervention to help in reducing long-term disability by facilitating the participation in everyday activities, areas of occupation, and social roles (Powell, Rich, & Wise, 2016). According to parenting and child care “A physical disability is any condition that permanently prevents normal body movement and/or control. There are many different types of physical disabilities. Some of the main ones include; Muscular dystrophies, Acquired brain and spinal injuries, Spina bifida, Cerebral palsy” (2016). However, the underlying factor of physical disability is motor control. Motor control is referred as the ability to use
A clinical situation that has taken place that has enabled me to incorporate the “Occupational Therapy Practice Framework Domain and Process (3rd Ed.)” (AOTA, 2014) into my approach was when an individual that has had a car accident during an ice storm. We will refer to this individual as Jane. She was a 55 year old housewife that was the primary caretaker of her husband who had suffered a stroke a few years ago. Jane took care of all the home management as well as transportation and health care needs for her husband. Jane was very active in her community as well as her family that lived several hours away.