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Dr. Carolyn M. Baum - Functional Cognition

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Dr. Carolyn Baum details the development of the Activity Card Sort (ACS) occupational profile process, along with the creation of a number of cognitive assessments. She emphasizes the importance of functional cognition, considerations when working with clients who have cognitive deficits and shares how the medical system is looking for what the occupational therapy body of knowledge prepares practitioners to do. 

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Activity Card Sort: https://myaota.aota.org/shop_aota/product/1247

AOTA practice guidelines: https://www.aota.org/Practice/Researchers/practice-guidelines.aspx

Dr. Catherine Piersol - Evidence Based Intervention for Dementia Care pt. 2

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We hear from practitioner, researcher, educator and Dementia care expert Dr. Cathy Piersol. Her vision is to promote best practice in dementia care and emphasize the role that OTPs can play in dementia care moving forward.

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Resources:

Skills 2 Care training: https://www.jefferson.edu/university/rehabilitation-sciences/jefferson-elder-care/professional-training.html

Transtheoretical model: https://www.prochange.com/transtheoretical-model-of-behavior-change

A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia: (Book) https://www.amazon.com/Caregivers-Guide-Dementia-Activities-Strategies/dp/1933822902/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=A+caregiver+guide+to+dementia+laura+gitlin&qid=1573066950&s=books&sr=1-3

Mind Start: https://www.mind-start.com/

The Alzheimer’s store: https://www.alzstore.com/

Dr. Laura Gitlin - Evidence Based Interventions for Dementia Care pt. 1

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Dr. Laura Gitlin issues a call to OT practitioners to lead the changing of dementia care within the United States. She details interventions that provide strategies for caregivers to enhance the ability of people with dementia to engage in activities, reduce agitation and behavioral symptoms, reduce the functional disability of the client with dementia while improving the care giver’s well-being and confidence and reducing their depression and burden.

I know this episode left me feeling so pumped and so inspired about the leading role OT can play in dementia care and I hope you take out of it as much as I did.

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Resources:

Link to the TAP program: https://duo.online.drexel.edu/new-ways-for-better-days/

Environmental competency press theory: M. Powell Lawton, Environment and Other Determinants of Weil-Being in Older People, The Gerontologist, Volume 23, Issue 4, August 1983, Pages 349–357, https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/23.4.349

The 36 Hour Day (book): https://www.amazon.com/36-Hour-Day-Alzheimer-Disease-Dementias/dp/1455521159

Better living with Dementia: Implications for Individuals, families, communities and societies community: (Book) https://www.amazon.com/Better-Living-Dementia-Implications-Individuals/dp/0128119284

A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia: (Book) https://www.amazon.com/Caregivers-Guide-Dementia-Activities-Strategies/dp/1933822902/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=A+caregiver+guide+to+dementia+laura+gitlin&qid=1573066950&s=books&sr=1-3

Living with dementia online open course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/dementia-care

Cognitive Support Tech and Ergonomics with Dr. Karen Jacobs

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On today’s episode of How to OT we interview Dr. Karen Jacobs. She tells us about some of her new projects, explains the literature and research that went into her work on Project Career and breaks down how cognitive support tech can be used in therapy and to make connections that lead to interprofessional collaboration. She then dives into the ergonomic study that started the now well-known national backpack awareness day movement and shares details about how telehealth is can be an area of growth for our profession. Links to Apps and websites she mentions are included below with a link to our show listener survey:

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Webinar series Learn at Work: http://blogs.bu.edu/kjacobs/work-journal/

Matching person and technology assessment: https://sites.google.com/view/matchingpersontechnology/home

3030 time management app: http://3030.binaryhammer.com/

Planner plus app: http://www.appxy.com/planner-plus/

Notability app: https://www.gingerlabs.com/

Voice dreamreader app: https://www.voicedream.com/reader/

Kahn academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/

Meditation yoga studio app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/yoga-studio-mind-body/id567767430

Project career website: http://www.projectcareertbi.org/

Job accommodation network website: https://askjan.org/

OTF telehealth paper with Winnie Dunn: https://wfot.org/resources/telehealth

AOTA telehealth position paper: https://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2719223&_ga=2.240421699.1528483533.1570568512-1287984170.1502864434

Lifestyle by design podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lifestyle-by-design-helping-you-solve-everyday-challenges/id1360274216

Occupation and well-being in OT education with Dr. Steve Taff

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In preparation for the Occupational Therapy Education Summit we interview Dr. Steve Taff, a leader in OT education, about the importance of philosophy in higher education and daily practice.

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Links to resources mentioned on this episode are found below:

Taff, S.D., Babulal, G.M., & Bakhshi, P. (2014). The accountability-wellbeing-ethics framework: A new philosophical foundation for occupational therapy. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81, 320-329. doi: 10.1177/0008417414546742

https://www.cotad.org/

Propulsion and exercise in a mobility Device - Dr. Kerri Morgan

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Literature mentioned in the episode:


Clinical Practice guidelines: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1808273/


Link to the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability website: https://www.nchpad.org/


Link to the Rehabilitation, Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of Northern American website: https://www.resna.org/


Milgrom, R., Foreman, M, Standeven, J., Engsberg, J.R., & Morgan, K. (accepted). Reliability and Validity of the Microsoft Kinect for Assessment of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.


Morgan, K., Tucker, S., Dashner, J., Walker, C., Garrett, L., Hollingsworth, H., & Gray, D. (under revision). Influence of a community-based exercise program on fitness, endurance and strength of mobility device users. Disability and Health Journal.


Morgan, K. A., Tucker, S. M., Engsberg, J. R., & Klaesner, J. (2015). A motor learning approach to wheelchair training for new manual wheelchair users: A pilot study. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 1-20.


Morgan, K. A., Engsberg, J.R. & Gray, D.B. (2015). Wheelchair Skills for New Manual Wheelchair Users: Health Care Professional and Wheelchair User Perspectives. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1-11.

Dr. Quinn Tyminski - Mental health practice and applications

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On this episode we talk to an OT in mental health trailblazer, Dr. Quinn Tyminski. We discuss how to treat marginalized populations and steps to working with them in all occupational therapy settings, how to find a niche as a practitioner in mental health, how to find and connect clients to community resources and how to promote positive mental health in any practice setting. 

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If you're interested in learning more reach out to us on twitter @how_to_OT or refer to the following publications we reference in the episode:

Tyminski, Q. (2018). The Development of a Role-Emerging Fieldwork Placement in a Homeless Shelter. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2 (2). https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol2/iss2/7

Schultz-Krohn, W., & Tyminski, Q. (CEA 2018) Community-built occupational therapy services for those who are homeless. OT Practice.

Low Vision and Productive Aging Pt. 2

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Dr. Smallfield is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) with an extensive background in low vision and geriatric rehab. She shares with us some of her research and recommendations and resources for working with these populations.

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Introduction to How to OT

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OT practitioners want to provide the best client centered and evidence based care to the people they treat. But if it currently takes 17 years for research to translate into practice how evidence based can the care we provide really be? We identify some barriers to implementing research into practice and propose one way to overcome them. 

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Low Vision and Productive Aging pt. 1

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Dr. Smallfield is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) with an extensive background in low vision and geriatric rehab. She shares with us some of her research and recommendations and resources for working with these populations.

A link to the practice guidelines on productive aging mentioned in the interview with Dr. Smallfield is below: 

 https://www.aota.org/Practice/Productive-Aging/Evidence-based.aspx 

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