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Occupational Therapy Insights

Dec 11, 2019

As occupational therapists, it is always useful for us to look at uncommon scenarios, conditions, and diagnosis, and think about how we would provide intervention. This keeps our O.T. minds sharp and creative. Today we take a look at Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome - a genetic condition characterized by the signs...


Dec 10, 2019

The Sense and Self-Regulation Checklist (SSC) has been developed as a measure of varied sensory systems. The areas measured include abnormal sensory responses, sleep disruption, gastrointestinal problems, self-injurious behaviors, aggression, and irritability. The checklist is useful in assessing difficulties with...


Dec 9, 2019

The Repetitive Behaviour Questionnaire (RBQ-2) is a 20-item evaluation tool that was developed from two existing semi-structured interview measures, the Repetitive Behaviors Interview and the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders. The RBQ-2 broadly measures unusual sensory interests, repetitive...


Dec 8, 2019

Those that are not used to dealing with disabled people,  may feel awkward when they come across someone with a disability. Some may not know how best to help them (if needed) – and they may  cause offence without meaning to.  Check out this quick video to learn better disability etiquette. 


Dec 4, 2019

The POSI was created as one part of a comprehensive screening instrument designed for pediatric primary care. It is a brief questionnaire that screens for autism traits. Items for the POSI were selected by a team of experts who reviewed existing assessment instruments and relevant research literature. The POSI is a...