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Trouble with COTA
I am an OT and need suggestions for how to handle a COTA who hard to manage? She doesn't fully follow the care plans I've created for our patients; she doesn't keep up to date with her notes; and most recently she and the PTA angrily disagreed with a decision that the RPT and I made to not...
Fri, Mar 16 2012
Advice needed: Adult with oral gratification needs
We are seeing this patient in a SNF. His cognitive level is very low and he is nearly non-verbal. He has multiple contractures with B LE flexion, trunk flexion. He has more mobility in his UE and routinely tries to chew and suck on his hands and other objects within his reach (blankets, for instance...
Thu, May 31 2012
How did you decide what setting to go into?
Hello fellow experienced OTs, I'm currently on my last fieldwork doing at an preschool and elementary school. My first fieldwork was at hospital working on the acute inpatient rehab floor mainly with orthopedic patients. In short, I enjoyed the structure of the hospital setting, however, I struggled...
Sat, Nov 10 2012
9 Hole Peg Test
We just received a 9-Hole Peg test for our clinic. How are you all using it? Is it reliable and valid to be writing a goal for or do you use it as part of tx and document progress that way? I haven't used one since my internships!!! THANKS!
Tue, Mar 6 2012
How to choose a specialty
I'm starting the MOT program at Midwestern University in Illinois next fall. I don't have to choose what area I want to work in yet, but I'd like to pick 2-3 settings I'm most interested in to try to get fieldworks and more volunteer/observation hours in. It seems like every time I...
Thu, Dec 29 2011
OT in HomeHealth Needing Advise on a client
HI I am an OT working in Privately, one area I work with is HomeHealth and need advice on a few areas with a potential new referral. What evaluations, preferrably either free or low cost, would you carry out for a 30 year old woman who may or may not have learning difficulties. She was referred...
Tue, Sep 6 2011
Hello, I'm new to the site but have already found very interesting and useful resources I'm excited to share with my co workers. The area in which I practice is new to Managed Care, and as a result, many of our clients are being denied OT services. HMO's are stating that federal funds do...
Sat, Feb 11 2012
I would like to talk to independent practitioners. I am taking a marketing class and need to do informational interviews with OT's who own their own businesses. The interview will be short, only 10 - 15 minutes, and consists of a limited number of questions to learn what you enjoy most, what is going...
Tue, Oct 18 2011
Looking for answers from an Independent OT contractor/provider in home care(does this exist?)
Looking to consult with an Independent OT provider in home care to discuss the feasability of working with a non-medicare/Long term health care patient. A friend of a friend would like me to help her father with dementia in his home. They are not a part of a home health care agency and would prefer...
Mon, Apr 29 2013
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