ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
November 25, 2015

Hand Therapy

10 Tips for OTs About Splinting

"Occupational therapy has a long history of making splints with low-temperature thermoplastic material. I have learned a lot about splints over the years, both from classes and practicing in the clinic. It's been a journey of art and science in creating these devices, which I would like to share with educators and new practitioners. The following are 10 helpful tips for the novice splint fabricator."  Be Flexible

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

"With the aging of the nation's population, increasing attention is on treatments to slow the progression of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. One of the most promising non-pharmacological evidence-based treatments is cognitive stimulation therapy (CST). We have successfully integrated CST into our organization's best-practice treatment therapy for patients with dementia."  Historical Approaches

Blog: Stage IV Cancer

"I would like to apologize to my readers for the lack of blog posts over the past couple of months. As a writer, I don't really believe there's ever a 'good' reason to 'not' be writing, but if there was one, I feel like I probably have it right now. My mother -- and A.'s grandmother, who she has affectionately called 'Grasshopper' ever since she was a small child -- has been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer."  Raising a Child with Autism

Photo Gallery: OT in Paradise

For some occupational therapists, practicing their trade takes place in the land of sun, surf and sandals. See what a typical day is like for the OTs at West Kauai Medical Center in Hawaii. And don't miss our corresponding cover story in the Nov. 16 issue of ADVANCE.  Take a Look

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