We are an occupational therapy (OT) podcast striving to narrow the research gap and help practitioners translate research into practice as simply as possible. We are shifting perspectives in OT research and practice from what happened, to how to make good things happen. We tell stories, portray OT culture, and identify principles for practitioners to improve the health outcomes of their clients.
Doctoral Research of Micki Kleven - Exploring Feedback Used in Training Efficient Manual Wheelchair Propulsion
Micki and discuss how effective training of manual wheelchair (MWC) propulsion during rehabilitation may make enormous impacts on the incidence of pain, overuse injuries, and independence for MWC users. She shares techniques and tips she researched in her training program that can be quickly implemented to improve the learning of new and experienced MWC users.
Doctoral Research of Elena Bishop - Community Mobility After Driving Cessation for Adults with Dementia and their Caregivers
Today we discuss Elena Bishop's work in the driving and community mobility research lab at Washington University in St. Louis. She studied occupational therapy's role in helping prepare people with dementia and older adults in general prepare for the transition to driving cessation. and what practitioners can do to decrease caregiver stress.
Doctoral Research of Abby Hellmann - The Comfortable Cafeteria After School
Abby shares how she and her research team adapted the comfortable cafeteria program to promote positive mental health in students with developmental disabilities. We discuss how positive mental health promotion can impact this population and how Abby was able to see positive outcomes by pairing the comfortable cafeteria training with enjoyable experiences.
A Model to Support Occupational Therapists & Healthcare Workers with Disabilities Featuring Leanna Namovic
If you want to learn more about Leanna's Model and see a visual depiction of it in action please reach out to her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doctoral Research of Sarah Pease - Self-management for Aging Adults with Vision Loss
Sarah shares her experiencing helping to train clinicians on a self-management program for patients with vision loss. She also developed an entire practice model to help practitioners treat adults aging with vision loss holistically.
Resources mentioned on the show:
Ensminger, D., Scaffa, M., & Reitz, M. S. (2015). Program evaluation. In M. Scaffa & M. S. Reitz (Eds.), Occupational Therapy in Community Based Practice Setting (2 ed.). Philadelphia: FA Davis Company.
Lorig, K. R., & Holman, H. (2003). Self-management education: History, definition, outcomes, and mechanisms. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 26(1), 1-7. doi:10.1207/s15324796abm2601_01
Perlmutter, M. S., & Hussey, G. (2017). Living life with vision loss: A community-based selfmanagement program for people with low vision. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 2(3), 24-26.
Doctoral Research of Taylor Grootwassink - Pediatric Curriculum for ISL
Taylor shares with us her experience as a participant and as a group leader on the Washington University in St. Louis International Service Learning (ISL) trip to Guatemala. Taylor developed pediatric modules to help prepare her and fellow group members to provide occupational therapy intervention to diverse populations in Guatemala.
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