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Implementation of OT Treatment Plans - Chapter Summary
Occupational therapy requires the application of various methods and techniques based on patient needs. This chapter provides overviews of intervention methods and strategies in areas of strength, motor processing, and mobility. You'll also learn about strategies used in areas of vocational rehabilitation, pediatric conditions, treatment of students with disabilities and carry-over methods. Once you have completed your review of this material, you should be able to:
- Explain independent life skills
- Describe how ergonomics can aid in the prevention of injuries
- Define range of motion (ROM) and explain exercises and interventions beneficial to ROM
- Relate OT interventions in sensory, motor and perceptual processing as well as pediatric development
- Provide examples of physical agent modalities used in OT
- Detail approaches and interventions used in psychosocial and cognitive care in OT
- Differentiate between grading and adapting OT intervention methods
- Discuss methods and techniques used in mobility transfer, positioning, carry-over, transition planning for students with disabilities and vocational rehabilitation treatment plans
Short, 5-10 minute lessons and 24/7 accessibility of these lessons allow you to quickly review information when it's most convenient for your schedule. Assess what you have learned and if you need to continue any study of these topics by taking the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson. If you have questions about the chapter material, feel free to contact our expert instructors.
1. Activities of Daily Living (ADL): Definition, Assessment & Examples
We are born into this world helpless to meet our basic needs, such as food, shelter, and hygiene, but as adults, we must be able to meet our own needs. Learn more about the skills and knowledge considered essential to living life independently.
2. How Ergonomics Can Prevent Injuries
Ergonomics is important for any work environment. This lesson explains what ergonomics is and how it prevents injuries, using general concepts and specific examples.
3. What Is Range of Motion (ROM)? - Definition, Types, Testing & Exercises
Range of motion is a measurement of movement around a joint. Learn how it is affected and how it is tested, and start incorporating exercises to improve your own range of motion!
4. OT Interventions: ROM, Strength & Activity Tolerance
In this lesson, readers will learn about the intervention methods used in occupational therapy to improve range of motion, strength, and activity tolerance in order to promote occupational performance.
5. OT Interventions: Sensory, Motor & Perceptual Processing
To understand the interventions used in occupational therapy, it is important to comprehend different kinds of processing. This lesson discusses interventions for sensory, motor and perceptual processing.
6. OT Interventions: Pediatric Conditions & Activities
As an occupational therapist (OT) who works with children, it is important for you to know the common pediatric conditions and their implications for activities. This lesson offers some ideas for pediatric occupational therapy.
7. Physical Agent Modalities in OT: Definition, Interventions & Examples
In this lesson, readers will explore various examples of physical agent modalities in occupation therapy. Modality descriptions, uses, indications, and contraindications are included in this lesson.
8. Psychosocial & Cognitive Approaches in Occupational Therapy
Though occupational therapy is often thought of as a physical intervention, it also has psychological aspects. This lesson discusses approaches to occupational therapy that take seriously patients' cognitive and psychosocial needs.
9. Grading & Adapting OT Interventions: Methods & Examples
As an occupational therapist, one of your important jobs is learning to match the interventions to the client's needs. This lesson discusses what it means to grade and adapt a variety of OT interventions.
10. Mobility, Positioning & Transfers in OT: Techniques & Examples
In this lesson, readers will explore various mobility transfer methods, positioning plans, and techniques in occupational therapy. Readers will also learn terminology related to transfer techniques.
11. OT Carry-Over: Methods, Techniques & Examples
Figuring out how to help your OT clients transfer what they learn in their sessions with you to other environments will help them build independence. This lesson discusses methods and techniques for carry-over in OT.
12. OT Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
If you are an occupational therapist in a high school, you are probably interested in helping plan for your students' transition out of the educational system. This lesson discusses issues and strategies in transition planning.
13. Vocational Rehabilitation in OT: Strategies, Procedures & Examples
Sometimes, the major purpose of occupational therapy is rehabilitating individuals' capacity to perform on the job. This lesson discusses some of the important strategies and procedures relevant to vocational rehabilitation.
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Other chapters within the NBCOT COTA Exam: Test Prep & Study Guide course
- Prenatal & Infant Development
- Childhood & Adolescent Development
- Types of Development in Adults
- Understanding Atypical Development
- General Medical Conditions & Vocabulary
- Neurological Conditions
- Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Evaluations in Occupational Therapy
- Frames of Reference & Models in Occupational Therapy
- Developing OT Treatment Plans
- Advocating for OT Client & Community Needs
- Groups in Occupational Therapy
- Feeding & Eating Skills for Occupational Therapy
- Orthotic & Prosthetic Devices
- Using Assistive Technology
- Environmental Accessibility
- Professional Development in Occupational Therapy
- Laws & Regulations in Occupational Therapy
- Ethics & Safety in Occupational Therapy