Occupational Therapy Interventions


Assessment Process

Interview

Medical history

Developmental checklist

What are the daily challenges?

Strengths / Supports

Observation

Retained Primitive Reflexes - read more

Foundation Abilities 

Basic Skills

Executive Thinking

Coping Strategies

Standardised Measures

Sensory Profile - Adults

Sensory Processing Measure - Preschool & School

Handwriting Speed Test

BEERY VMI

 

M-FUN

 

S-PACE Goal Setting Tool

SMART Goal - Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-frame

Perception - Impact on SMART goal and current progress

Abilities - Observable moments the therapist can review to track specific progress

Competence - Observable situations the client can use to track overall progress

Evaluation - Both, client rating of core skill performance and therapist rating of abilities achievement


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Home & Clinic Therapy Sessions


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School Based therapy sessions


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Soft Tissue OT

Using a combination of trigger point release, myofascial treatment, stretching and strengthening, plus education about the impact positional and repetitive movements, soft tissue OT can have a positive effect on overall performance. Chronic pain, tension and balancing muscle patterns following acute injury/incident, are all aspects of typical movement and occupation that can be supported through the use of soft tissue OT.

Studied as a postgraduate course, soft tissue OT is a specific area of practice which is provided by therapists at Early Links. 
This practice does not include manipulation of joints and/or pressure directly on underlying organs/nerves. Soft Tissue OT does use techniques aimed at reducing "knots" in muscles and returning optimal muscle movement/function, including balance between opposing muscle groups. Early Links OTs will often combine soft tissue practice with functional neurology techniques to optomise the neuromuscular results - aka "relaxation and connection to body movement"

Depending on your condition, your Occupational Therapist may suggest including soft tissue treatments in your next session.
Most commonly used within the stage 2 of an Achievement Plan and/or with athletes in the maintenance phase of their Performance Plan.


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SENSORY DEFENSIVENESS

Sensory Diet (R)

Therapressure Brushing Protocol (R)

Oral-Tactile Technique (R)


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THERAPEUTIC LISTENING

Modulated Music

Quick Shift Technology

 


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Forebrain

 

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SELF-REGULATION

ALERT Program (R)

Zones of Regulation


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FUSSY EATING

SOS Approach to Feeding - Basic, ASD Specific, Food Science

 


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Retained Primitive Reflexes

Text bout reflexes

Link to AOTA paper