The setting that is most appropriate for the client will vary due to the severity of the injury. The client has burns in various locations on her body and is a lower extremity bilateral amputee (Willard, Crepeau, Cohn, & Schell, 2013). The occupational therapist can provide therapy during the clients hospital stay. For example, the occupational therapist began ADL training in bathing within the five weeks of the client’s hospital admission when the burns improved. Next, the occupational therapist can provide therapy during outclient rehabilitation. Outclient rehabilitation may provide training in self-care, energy conservation techniques, and training on the use of adaptive equipment (Willard, Crepeau, Cohn, & Schell, 2013). Community settings
The Authors of this study research the methods used during evaluation and intervention to see if these are consistent with “best practices” of the profession. Faculty members of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) developed a questionnaire utilizing the language and concepts of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF) 2008. Terms used include, occupation-based, client-centered, and evidence-based practice. The results indicated OT 's value occupation based, client-centered, evidence based practice (EBP) but focus more on performance skills and most often practice in unnatural environments. The study could be made stronger by using a larger sample size or using open-ended questions versus a Likert Scale. Further clarification would
Occupational therapy saved my family. Growing up with a sister with severe spastic cerebral palsy to include both cognitive and functional deficits, life existed on a day to day, hour by hour basis, as we were unsure of challenges each moment would bring. This all changed the moment occupational therapy brought quality of life back to me and my family. My very personal experience defined my purpose to become an occupational therapist, to pay the gift given my family forward.
In order for Monti to make effective progress and reach potential outcomes selecting and implementing appropriate assessments and treatment strategies is vital. A key element in the occupational therapy profession is using a holistic approach to treating to enhance quality of life. Therefore, during the evaluation process the implementation of one assessment will not target all the skill areas Monti is deficient in. Additionally, when treating the body as whole it is important to analyze how Monti interacts and completes the task by observing motivation, body position, movement patterns, coordination, attention, sensory processing functions, visual functions and awareness within his environment. After the completion of the evaluation process
As an occupational therapy (OT) practitioner I would want to work with a company or organization that upholds the values and principles of my profession. According to the American Organization Therapy Association (AOTA) as professionals, we should not violate the principles of; Beneficence, Autonomy, Veracity, Nonmaleficence, Fidelity and Justice (AOTA, 2015).
Occupational therapists play various roles as a member of the health care team. Specifically, the occupational therapist’s role in the post-acute setting will be the focus of this paper. Like other professionals there is an amount of education required to become an occupational therapist. There are specific goals and role that occupational therapist focuses on as a member of the health care team.
An occupational therapist is a occupation in which helps patients through everyday activities through therapeutic uses. Occupational therapists are usually known to work with the elderly, disabled patients, or patients with mental illnesses. They will help these patients recover or improve their skills for a more independent and active life. How much occupational therapists work can vary from their hours to days. Although it may vary, full time occupational therapists commonly do not work more than 40 hours a week. It depends for each therapists. Occupational therapists can be found working in clinics, hospitals, or nursing homes. There are few therapists that own their own OT business where they work at home. The average salary this career
My fieldwork instructor has advised me that I am doing great. I demonstrate effective communication, which is necessary to talk to nurses and certified nursing assistants. I was advised there is nothing that I should/could be doing differently now.
One of the assignments for the Introduction to Occupational Therapy is to select an article and write a review about it. The article that seized my interest is “Starting a Private Practice: The First Steps” by Tara J. Glennon. In this response paper, I am going to discuss about how to start a private own business. My discussion will include the fate of small businesses in the United States. However, this effect will less likely to impact potential occupational therapy practice entrepreneurs because of the higher demand of occupational therapy, and therapists in the future. Besides, I will discuss the challenges of starting a private practice. I will also explain about the ideas, opinions, advices, and the importance of self- efficacy, which
I am an Occupational Therapy Assistant Student from Community College of Baltimore County. I am a second year student preparing for my level II fieldwork. Upon completion, I will be eligible to enter the workforce. Based on the previous experiences I have had at Mental Health fieldwork, it is evidenced that Occupational Therapy Practitioners are needed in Mental Health settings. Occupational therapy practitioners encourage individual at mental health setting to live a healthy lifestyle such as preparing healthy meals, exercises, drinking water, and taking good care of themselves. I co-led a smoking cessation group at my fieldwork. Along with the occupational therapy students, we came up with strategies for helping clients after they have taken
For the practice of Occupational Therapy it teaches meaningful, functional, and adaptive life skills; it is a profession that enhances activities of daily living (ADL), and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). IADL’s including community mobility, is a critical area for the United States citizens. Driving is an instrumental activity that needs addressed with each client for safety and testing motor movements. Between 2002 and 2012, more than 1.5 million U.S. soldiers returned to the United States after an active duty Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraq Freedom (OIF; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA], 2012a). Soldiers are trained specifically to what branch of service they’re going into. Going through strict training their units,
Elderly adults usually experience problems in their daily lives due to health-related disabilities and chronic diseases. This makes it difficult for them to perform self-care activities. An elderly may need to complete various daily living activities such as taking care of their personal hygiene which may include oral care, grooming, and bathing. At times performing these activities tend to be very difficult, but with a little bit of help and therapy, they usually manage themselves. There is certain characteristic that the elderly possess that will help them in completing the ADL once they decide to take part in the therapy. These characteristics include their attitude towards aging and dependency rates. An elderly with positive beliefs about
Volunteering at McKenna Farms Therapy Services I was able to observe pediatric occupational therapy sessions. Not only did I get to observe Occupational Therapy sessions, but I observed Hippotherapy sessions too. What I found so unique about McKenna Farms is that they had Speech Therapist, Physical Therapist, and Occupational Therapist all together at one clinic. This allowed me to witness how the different types of therapy fit together and how the therapist would collaborate to find the best way to treat the children. My favorite part was finding ways to communicate with the kids. Some of the kids I observed only understood or spoke Spanish and some others only knew sign language. Since I only speak English I found it challenging but so rewarding
The present paper attempts to highlight the concept of rehabilitation and rehabilitation psychology with the primary focus on the rehabilitation of people, the goals, process, the professionals involved, competence requires as well as problems faced in the rehabilitation are described. The emerging field as rehabilitation psychology emphasizes on the types of intervention programs, activities, outcomes, applications and services given. The most essential aspect of rehabilitation being disability, therefore focus has been given on the definition and classification of disability along with a glimpse on the causes. The major models of disability have been discussed with major concern on the causes of disability and the beliefs associated with