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Occupational Therapy Equipment - Occupational Therapy Supplies - Therapy Tools | ProMed Products Xpress

Occupational Therapy Equipment - Occupational Therapy Supplies - Therapy Tools | ProMed Products Xpress | Occupational Therapy History | Scoop.it
Occupational Therapy Equipment - ProMed Products Xpress specializes in evaluation equipment including occupational therapy supplies and tools.
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When Occupational Therapist work with adults it is because the adult has sustained an injury that has limited their range of mobility. Many need to use soem kind of walker for a period of time. There are also ramps that help those in wheelchairs move around. In the bathroom there are chair that you can put in the shower to sit on while you bath and bars to put on the wall to keep your balance. 

 

Occupational Therapists can also work with people who have injuries to their hands. Most of the time those patients have trouble feeding themselves. Many use special silverware pieces when eating. OTs teach the patients how to use silverware with larger handles or grips to make it easier for them to feed themselves. The main goal of an OT is to get the patient back to how they were before their injury and by giving them silverware that lets them feed themselves they are one step closer to becoming closer to being independent. 

 

Many people once they have a surgery or and injury can not get around their house or car as well as they could before. OT's help teach them how to get around their house with their injury. OT will work with them to and help them learn to get in and out of a car. And how to properly get up step while using a cane. 

 

OTs also work on strengthening the part of a patient that is injured =. Say a patient has had a knee replacement, the OT will work along with a PT to streghten the patients knee. Or if they have a hand injury they will give them putty to use in their hands.

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Special Needs Toys | Therapy Toys & Games for Children With Autism and Aspergers | Fun and Function

Special Needs Toys | Therapy Toys & Games for Children With Autism and Aspergers | Fun and Function | Occupational Therapy History | Scoop.it
Complete selection of Toys and Therapy Products for special needs children from Fun and Function - Providing both parents and professionals with articles and product information your autism toys source
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Madeline Kelly's comment, March 28, 2014 9:46 AM
When working with kids the one of the most impertant things an OT has to remember is that they are still kids. And to get the kids to particiapte in the Occuaptional THerapy it is better to make it a game so that they have fun while getting treatment.
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Toys are Tools: Review + Giveaway: Sensible Solutions for Kids: The Pocket Occupational Therapist + Weighted Pocket Scarf + Mini Push Pathz

Toys are Tools: Review + Giveaway: Sensible Solutions for Kids: The Pocket Occupational Therapist + Weighted Pocket Scarf + Mini Push Pathz | Occupational Therapy History | Scoop.it
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Occupational therapy - Techniques and Equipment - NHS Choices

Occupational therapy - Techniques and Equipment - NHS Choices | Occupational Therapy History | Scoop.it
Many different techniques and equipment can be used as part of occupational therapy, depending on the problems you are having.
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The main goal of an Occupational Therapist is to get their patient back to fully being able to do their "occupation".  Sometimes  a patient is unable to fully return to their previous abilities so an OT has to teach them to use adaptive equipment. Equipment can include a walker, cane, silverware with large handles, or  a special keyboard. 

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Madeline Kelly's comment, March 26, 2014 9:40 AM
Sometimes a patient who needs Occupational Therapy is unable to move around the way they did before a surgery or injury. Part of an OT's job is to make sure that the patient is able to get around with the help of equipment and that their homes will be safe for the patient to move around. This could mean putting a ramp in the house so that the patient can move around. Or putting a seat in the shower so that they can sit down while in the shower so they don't take the risk of falling.
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The Historical Role of Occupational Therapy in Wellness and Recovery

The Historical Role of Occupational Therapy in Wellness and Recovery | Occupational Therapy History | Scoop.it
A look at the development of occupational therapy and its mission throughout history.
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Madeline Kelly's comment, March 6, 2014 9:39 AM
""In 1910, a landmark book was published, entitled Studies in Invalid Occupation, claiming that suitable occupations were necessary to promote optimal health, and that individual's working in invalid occupations were more likely to become prone to illness. Further, this suggested that the role of an occupational therapist was to ensure that the clients treated were engaged in suitable employment, or hobbies, so that illness may be prevented."" Occupational Therapy has been around for as long as other therapies but as many people know about it. Before the 1950s many Occupational THerapists worked on the restorative care of patients. Now many work on preventive care with their patients.
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Madeline Kelly's comment, March 5, 2014 9:43 AM
Occupational Therapists have many medias and methods to choose from. A media is a tool used and a method is how you use the tool. ARts and Crafts and Standing Blocks were two popular medias used in Occupational THErapy in the 1980's. And when picking what kind of media and method to use their are 8 factors you need to think of. Cultural, Social, Political Economic, Technological, Theoretical, Historical and Research
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History of Occupational Therapy

E leanor Clark Slagle Eleanor Clark Slagle is known as the "mother of Occupational Therapy."  With a degree in social work, she went to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD in 1912 and and...
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Madeline Kelly's comment, March 4, 2014 9:30 AM
Eleanor Clark Slage is considered the mother of Occupational Thearpy. She started the first professional school for Occupational THerapy. She worked with mentally ill patients. Dr.WIlliam Rush Dunton Jr. is the father of OT. He published the first account of the Occupational Therapy profession. And founded the NSPOT.
Madeline Kelly's comment, March 4, 2014 9:38 AM
Many people became more aware of Occupational Therapy around WWI and esp. around WWII. In WWII Occupational THerapists were in a higher demand due to the rise of patients in military hospitals. The survival rate increased which meant more patients that needed rehab.
Madeline Kelly's comment, March 4, 2014 9:44 AM
The National Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy or the NSPOT was founded on March 17, 1917. It was founded by <br>Dr. William Rush Dunton Jr. and many important people who helped start Occupational Therapy were members of it. The society gave hte first definition of Occupational Therapy as OT may be defined as an activity, mental or physical, definitely prescribed for the distinct purpose of contributing to and hastening recovery from disease or injury." (Dr. H. A. Patterson). In 1923 the NSPOT changed it name to American Occupational Therapy Association or the ATOA, which it is still known as today. The goals of the ATOA are to expand the knowledge of Occupational Therapy.
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History of AOTA Accreditation - AOTA

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The AOTA is the American Occupational Therapist Association, they make the guidelines for Occupational Therapy. It was founded in 1917. The AOTA set the basic guidelines for and minimum standards for the training of OTs.

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Madeline Kelly's comment, March 6, 2014 9:32 AM
SInce the AOTA was founded in 1917 not only has the career of an Occupational Therapist changed but the AOTA has changed as well. The AOTA is responsible for the guidelines that OT programs have to use in school. THey are also responsible for making it necessary to have a license to practice Occupational THerapy.
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The Pocket Occupational Therapist

The Pocket Occupational Therapist | Occupational Therapy History | Scoop.it
The Pocket Occupational Therapist book contains questions frequently asked to pediatric OTs about raising a child w special needs. Sensory Processing, Feeding, Coordination, Behavior.
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The Pocket Occupational Therapy is a guide book for parents whose children have to go to Occupational Therapy.  The website for the book shows parents how they can help their children while at home. They give tips such as making an at home sensory box for kids it with sensory problems. The sensory box can be filled with things of different textures and scents. It allows the kids to start using their sense while it still being fun. 

 

 

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Occupational Therapy for Kids - YouTube

Well tell you about treatment that helps kids who have difficulty performing their job (playing). It uses real life activities to reach specific goals. 0 to ...
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A child's job is to play. Occupational Therapists help people be able to get back to their occupation, for kids that occupation is being able to play. OT's look at what is stopping the child's occupation wether it is fine motor skills, gross motor, or sensory motor skills. A child may want to be sent to OT if they have trouble learning new motor tasks, sensory processing, coordination, or fine motor skill, difficulty with hand writing, eat, drawing or coloring. 

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Fishing event offered to those with disabilities

Fishing event offered to those with disabilities | Occupational Therapy History | Scoop.it
When they were growing up, Allie McGraw and her sisters used to go fishing with their grandparents not far from their home in Low Moor, Iowa.
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Occupational Therapists sometime use different ways to help treat patients. A main goal of an occupational therapy session is to get the patient back to doing what he or she enjoyed before their injury or illness. For some people that could be something as simple as fishing. By having a program were handicap people were able to go fishing they helped them enjoy activities they did before they were hurt. SO they helped them return to their "occupation". 

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Dr. William Rush Dunton, Jr. - The Dunton Homesite

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Madeline Kelly's comment, March 6, 2014 9:27 AM
Dr. William Rush Dunton Jr. was one of the major founders of Occupational THerapy in the United STates. He wrote many articles and books that are still used to teach OT today. He helped found the AOTO.
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Madeline Kelly's comment, March 5, 2014 9:36 AM
Occupational Therapy has changed with not only how it is practiced but by what tools are used. In the 1950's popular OT tools were the Tilt table, Standing table, and bilateral tilt table. The Tilt table was used to keep patients in a upright angel while supporting their own weight. The Standing table is used for patients who have progressed to holding a lot of their own weight. The standing table has pelvic, rib and elbow supports. The Bilateral table was a "new piece of equipment in 1956" "This piece of equipment is new in design and incorporates the use in exercise of unilateral,<br>bilateral, reciprocal and alternate motions and considers the total body concept in treatment". It also seems to me that just men who needed to get back to work were the main people who got Occupational Therapy.
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The History Of Occupational Therapy

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An in-depth article describing the history of Occupational Therapy; from its beginning in the 1700's to present day.
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Occupational Therapy is still considered to many a new career. A form of it started in the late  1700's and really took off during WWI and WWII with the returning soldiers.  OT's began treating the physically and mentally ill. 

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Madeline Kelly's comment, March 7, 2014 9:27 AM
Once the 1940's hit Ot's began working with mentally AND physically disabled people. BEfore OT's mainly worked with the mentally ill. Because of the amount of veterans with disabilities sustained in war OT's had a new client base. More soldiers were surviving their injuries making more patients for OT's.
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History of Occupational Therapy in the U.S.

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Madeline Kelly's comment, March 5, 2014 9:21 AM
Occupational THerapists work mainly with making sure that patients have the ability to do their occupation. OT's used to just help people by doing crafts with them. BUt as Occupational THerapy grew it transitioned over to making sure that individuals could get back to their occupation after an injury.