ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
April 22, 2015

New App Review!

Tool Can Help Kids With Dysgraphia

"SnapType is an app that can help many school-aged students who struggle with legible handwriting or dysgraphia on a daily basis. This app allows students to take a picture of a worksheet and then easily type in the answers. There are other programs like this on the market, but they are much more time-consuming and complex. SnapType is very user-friendly and allows quick access to the document."  Step-by-Step

Functional Assessment of the Elderly

Falls continue to be a threat to the health and well-being of older adults. Loss of functional ability, coupled with declining agility, speed and dexterity, places many older adults at high risk for falls, injury and diminished self-esteem. Falls can be related to a number of factors, but evaluating the risk during a functional assessment is critical.  Essential Interventions

Protecting Patient Portal Information

Patient portals have made it easier than ever for consumers to access their electronic health information. However, the availability of online access brings a new set of challenges. Meeting HIPAA/HITECH requirements is a primary concern. The impact of a security breach can cause financial harm and loss of consumer trust.  Engaging Employees

Blog: AOTA Conference Kicks Off

"The American Occupational Therapy Association's 95th Annual Conference & Exposition kicked off southern-style April 16 in Nashville with a rollicking mini-concert from a local country music band. AOTA President 'Ginny' Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA, then announced the conference was on track to become its highest-attended to date."  ADVANCE Outlook

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