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Loneliness and isolation are a huge reason depression is common amongst seniors. Social contact decreases as people age, often due to lack of mobility, retirement and other reasons leading to higher rates of senior social isolation. Loneliness is a huge risk factor for depression, heightening the sense of unhappiness and
Appropriate OT interventions for medication managementdiffer from person to person, but there are some “low-tech” ideas that could help many people. Seniors and older adults may demonstrate different levels of visual impairment as well as different daily routines they have already established.
Pragmatic /Social Language Skills- the child’s ability to listen to and remember what you hear, taking turns with friends, and not interrupting, sharing the information you have accurately heard and without rambling, saying things in an organized manner and making sense, using tone and emotions that fit the situation.
Social Language Advanced for Adults - the adult’s ability to listen to and remember what you hear, taking turns with friends, and not interrupting, sharing the information you have accurately heard and without rambling, saying things in an organized manner and making sense, using tone and emotions that fit the
Cognitive Building - Cognition is the act of knowing or thinking. It includes the ability to choose, understand, remember and use information. Cognitive building includes attention and concentration, processing and understanding information, memory, communication, planning, organization, reasoning, problem solving, decision making, judgment, being patient and impulse control
Learning the “Lingo” -Young adults who have special learning needs and have been found eligible for special education services because of a disability are called “exceptional students”. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) ,Developmentally Delayed (DD) ,Dual-Sensory Impaired (Deaf-Blind) (DSI),Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (EBD),Homebound or Hospitalized (HH),Intellectual Disabilities (InD) ,Orthopedic
Meta-cognitive Skills Training -"Thinking about thinking", "knowing about knowing", becoming "aware of one's awareness" and higher-order thinking skills. Metacognition can take many forms; it includes knowledge about when and how to use strategies for learning or problem-solving