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Creating a Safe Environment- Moving around safely and easily is not something thought about. Many areas of life may be impacted, and adaptations will need to be made to be safer. For example, the home can be safer by modifying the environment to prevent accidents as one move around the
Cognitive Building- Cognitive building can help sharpen the individual’s memory and thinking by activating neuroplasticity. The more the individual, post stroke, practices such cognitive exercises, the more the memory and thinking will improve. You get better through practice!
Occupational therapy practitioners have the science-based knowledge to understand progressive conditions and life changes that can affect driving. Because occupational therapy practitioners take the time to understand the role that driving plays in your life, they can help individuals make a smoother transition from driving to using other forms of
Gait, Balance Activities/ Exercises- Gait or walking is a coordinated action of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems. Balance is the ability to sit, stand, or walk safely without postural deviation, falling, or reaching for external items for support. Utilizing exercises and customized activities to increase gait and balance.
Restful and adequate sleep provides the foundation for optimal occupational performance, participation, and engagement in daily life, a concept that is historically consistent with the development of occupational therapy. The impact of sleep on function and participation is incorporated into the repertoire of occupational therapy practitioners and addressed across the
Increasing Gross Motor Skills an action that involves your using muscles. Gross motor skills are larger movements an individual makes with his arms, legs, feet, or his entire body. Crawling, running, and jumping are examples of gross motor skill.
Increasing Eye/Hand Coordination Activities - Eye-hand coordination is the ability of the vision system to coordinate the movement of the hands to perform a task. While vision is the process of understanding what the eye sees, it also involves the ability to move the eyes in a particular direction to
Language skills - Receptive and Expressive- The child may have speech that is less intelligible, or a language problem which means they cannot express their thoughts or find the right words. Alongside the communication problems, they may have difficulty attending to what others are saying, processing information, organizing their thoughts,
Oral Motor Activities for Speech- Oral motor strengthening works on the oral skills necessary for proper speech and feeding development. These skills include awareness, strength, coordination, movement, and endurance of the lips, cheeks, tongue, and jaw.
Occupational therapy practitioners strive to collaboratively identify facilitators and barriers to occupational performance, including strengths and interventions that may help decrease the need for the use of restraint and seclusion, as well as the length of time restraint and seclusion are used if they are deemed necessary for client safety.
Swallowing disorders; provide management strategies for mealtime and intake of food/drink- Dysphagia (swallowing and/or feeding strategies) means difficulty with feeding or swallowing. It is a symptom, not a disease. Oral dysphagia refers to problems with using the mouth, lips and tongue to control food or liquid.
Strengthen Speech Skills- TBI can affect the individual’s communication abilities by the muscle movements of speech, or the cognitive processes that turn our thoughts into words., slow or slurred speech, difficulty swallowing and drooling.