Rehabilitation and Disability: A Practice Setting in Occupational Therapy “In support of the Centennial Vision, in accordance with AOTA, Rehabilitation, Disability, and Participation, has been identified as a key practice area in the 21st century” (AOTA n.d.). But what is a disability and what does it mean to rehabilitate? To rehabilitate means to bring something back to its original state. A disability is defined as “anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability” (ADA 2015). In correlation with disabilities and rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient are the two prominent sites in rehabilitative care. Inpatient rehabilitation commonly refers to physician and therapy services one would receive during a stay in a hospital or if …show more content…
Outpatient rehabilitation refers to services a person receives when they are not admitted to the hospital and have the ability and functionality to return home with or without assistance. These inpatient and outpatient clinic can range from nursing homes, pediatric clinics and Rehabilitation tackles the privations of people with injuries, illnesses, or insufficiencies in their occupational functioning as a result of existential causes and is also a primary staple in occupational therapy. The overall goal of rehabilitation is to restore the health and functional abilities of people after an injury or acute illness (AOTA n.d.). Moreover, it is not enough to just know what rehabilitation and disability means in occupational therapy, it also helps to include those who receive services, other services that are provided, and the roles of those who facilitate and help assist the Occupational Therapist and
The Cattaraugus County Rehabilitation Center mission statement is centered on the consumer and vision statement is centered around servicing people with a disability. (Martello, Watson, & Fischer, 2008) When observing the strategy map of the Cattaraugus County Rehabilitation Center, one will see that the center places importance on both the customer and the financial perspective. The customer is the sole purpose of the Cattaraugus County Rehabilitation Center and since the center is a non-profit organization the center must constantly be aware of the fun. The four perspectives that makes up the balanced score card for the Cattaraugus County Rehabilitation Center are consumer, financial, operational, and learning.
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
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.
Occupational Therapy is a health care profession in which we facilitate maximal independence and quality of life throughout the lifespan. As an Occupational Therapy Assistant Student, I want to be able to make the difference in the individual life to reach the patients goals and helping them back to be independent as possible. “The mission of the University of Charleston is to educate each and every student to their life of productive work, enlightened living and the community involvement.” (The University of Charleston, 2017). Liberal Learning Outcomes helps the student to be able to communicate effectively and engage in creativity in our professional and personal life (The University of Charleston, 2017).
Through the use of the Occupational Therapy’s Framework an occupational therapy practitioner is able to evaluate teachers to identify how lack of knowledge and training affects teachers’ well-being in the area of occupation, resulting in lack of rest and poor sleep habits due to stress. The teacher’s job performance is affected by lack of training and feeling inadequately prepared to teach their students with disabilities. A stressful environment in place of employment could result in loss of sleep, a decrease in health, poor job performance and loss of financial income (AOTA, 2014). When teachers display negative attitude regarding inclusion classroom the teachers’ action and behavior of how he/she treat students with disabilities could affect
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.
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.
Occupational therapy provides assistance for those who are in need of assistance with daily living and work skills. These specialists work with people of various demographics to handle normal life challenges in a safe and healthy manner. How does occupational therapy work? The therapist determines what is important to the patient, and the obstacles preventing the patient from enjoying these aspects of life.
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. An occupational therapy practitioner and cna both work on activities of daily living, self-care, and bathroom business.
As an occupational therapist I would like to help individuals who are differently abled gain quality of life and independence by improving upon both mental and physical challenges to function as a whole person, as this is what I understand the role of the occupational therapist from both personal and observational experience to be. I believe this is accomplished through providing encouragement and support, educating each client and their loved
I worked directly with patients diagnosed with various psychiatric illnesses in groups designed to assist in rehabilitation and teaching activities of daily living. In these groups I helped with a wide range of activities such as assisting the patients with stimulating crafts, and encouraging them to participate in exercises and games, and answered questions related to the activities. Continuing my volunteer experience with occupational therapists I worked at Encore, an assisted living and rehabilitation setting. Here I worked with geriatric clients with both neurological and orthopedic impairments. I also spent time volunteering at Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Inc. working with an occupational therapist in facilitating Hippotherapy to incorporate equine movement into treatment.
In this paper, I will be reflecting on my first year as an Occupational therapy student at the University of The Witwatersrand. While reflecting, I have come to realise that my viewpoint and understanding of the profession of Occupational Therapy and the importance of occupation to Occupational Therapy have developed substantially throughout this year. In my opinion, my previous understanding of OT and occupations in OT was very basic and shallow compared to what I understand of this topic currently. This growth in understanding came about due to many learning events such as lectures, fieldwork and activities, however, two of the most significant learning events I have personally experienced this year have had a major impact on my learning experience. These two learning events, which are prominent events within my first year of studying OT, include the OT June exam and making a chair in APT (Appropriate Paper-based Technology) for a child with Cerebal Paulsy and Microcephaly.
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.
Rehabilitation is the action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy after an illness. Rehabilitation should begin when the patient enters a hospital with an injury or illness that will result in increased overall functional status, and improved quality of life. There are different types of rehabilitation processes that depend on status of patients’ illness. Acute Rehabilitation unit in hospitals is the most common setting where patient is medically stabilized after spending two to four weeks and is also termed as short-term improvement and the patient is transferred to a different setting, based on their medical needs. Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC), facilities that provide services to patients who have
Dignity: Older adults should feel secure and not be fearful of exploitation physical or mental abuse and discrimination. Having outlined the principles that the goals are based on I will now discuss the goals and their relevance to occupational therapy practice. National Goal 1: Remove barriers to participation and provide more opportunities for the continued involvement of people as they age in all aspects of cultural, economic and social life in their communities according to their needs, preferences and capacities. It is the first goal I think that has the most importance to the occupational therapy role in working with older adults.