Mildred Ross's Five Stages Of Occupational Therapy

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Mildred Ross, OTR/L, FAOTA, graduating from Columbia University in 1951. She worked in mental health and was a pioneer in combining creativity and knowledge to improve the ability of people with disabilities to respond in a group session to the physical environment. She worked as an educator and served in leadership positions both in the work setting and in the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association.
Mildred Ross developed the Five-Stage Group, an approach for working with clients with psychiatric, cognitive, and developmental disabilities. The five stages include orientation, movement, visual-motor-perceptual activities, cognition, and closure. The five stages is designed to assist residents with social participation through a controlled,
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Occupational therapists use knowledge of sensory integration in planning and adapting activities for individuals with disabilities to achieve the desired outcomes. A routine of organized sequences of five stages reestablish the likelihood of an automatic, habitual response as well as restore environmental interaction for impaired individuals. Since the OBRA-87 requires nursing home to create individualized care plans for residents to focus on maintain and improving the ability to walk and complete ADLs, the five stages method is one of the treatment methods can be used by occupational therapy practitioners to focus on maintain and improving the ability to walk and complete ADLs, the five stages method is one of the treatment methods can be used by occupational therapy practitioners to facilitate balanced healthy routines in institutional care settings. It helps clients to achieve the greater ability in ADLs and decrease disruptive behaviors throughout the day. In addition, it helps clients to shift an attitude from “I can’t” to “I can” in order to improve quality of life, happiness, and…show more content…
From OBRA-87, I learn that health care providers need to partnership with nursing, activities staff, and other departments in order to provide effective services to patients when working in nursing home facilities. I also learn that Ross’s five stages technique can help patients to reestablish the likelihood of an automatic, habitual response, and restore environmental interaction. By utilizing the Ross’s five stages method in certified nursing facilities, residents will be able to maintain and improve their ability to complete
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