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Occupational Therapy Month: The Role of OT
April is Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapy (OT) is a client-centered health profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapists use a … Continue reading
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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community
Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading
Posted in Publications, Respuestas a las Preguntas Tagged AAC, ABLEDATA, access, accessibility barriers, aging at home, assistive technology, assistive technology for older adults, augmentative and alternative communication, autoimmune disease, cerebral palsy, CP, development pneumatic power wheelchair, digital literacy, e-inclusion, education, elderly, employment, health care settings, inclusion, Inclusive Education, intellectual disabilities, JAN, Job Accommodation Network, job accommodations, online education, PneuPaw, R&D&i, RERC TechSAge, RERC-ACT, The Pass It On Center, young adults Leave a comment
Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, January 25 to Friday, January 29
Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Aging and Health: Seniors need to take extra care in the cold (HealthDay News) Seniors are especially vulnerable to hypothermia during cold weather because their body’s response to the cold can be affected … Continue reading
Posted in Weekly News Roundup Tagged Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, cerebral palsy, chronic skin ulcers, diabetes, disability awareness campaigns, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, elderly, hypothermia, knitting and stress reduction, learning disability, LightHouse for the Blind, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, Parkinson's Disease, person first, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, robotic upper limb orthosis, seniors, SenseGO smart socks, TNS, trigeminal nerve stimulation Leave a comment
What are the benefits of recreational therapy?
Recreational therapy is a type of therapy that engages an individual or a group of individuals in fun activities such as music, sports, news, or bingo to enhance their functioning, independence, and well-being. Some of the benefits of recreational therapy … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adapted recreation, benefits, benefits of recreational therapy, children, children with disabilities, community integration, developmental disabilities, Disabilities, disability, education, elderly, elderly with disabilities, intellectual disabilties, NIDRR, NIDRR projects, NIDRR research, North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association, people with disabilities, physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, recreation, Recreational therapy, recreational therapy benefits 6 Comments
Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 7 – Friday, April 11
Autism Awareness Month: Autism-vaccine concerns remain widespread (Disability Scoop) A new Harris Poll survey finds that 1 in 3 parents believe that vaccines can cause autism, despite the link being widely discredited by the scientific community. In the poll of … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly News Roundup Tagged #LightItUpBlue, activity prompter, autism, autism and vaccination, autism awareness, autism awareness month, autism research, autism therapy, developmental disabilities, elderly, electrical stimulator therapy, employment and disabilities, Google Glass, Google Glass and Parkinson's disease, hearing loss, intellectual disabilities, medication prompter, Parkinson's Disease, seniors, seniors with hearing loss, sheltered workshops, spinal cord injury, state government, vaccines Leave a comment
April is Occupational Therapy Month: Live Life to the Fullest!
April is Occupational Therapy Month and this year’s theme is “Occupational Therapy: Living Life to Its Fullest™.” Occupational therapy (OT) is focused on engaging individuals in meaningful activities of daily life (such as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction) … Continue reading
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Fall Prevention and You
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults aged 65 and older falls and these falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures, spinal cord injuries (SCI), and traumatic brain injuries … Continue reading
Posted in Answer Queue Tagged children, children with disabilities, Disabilities, disability, Eldercare Locator, elderly, elderly with disabilities, fall prevention, Falls, NIDRR, NIDRR projects, NIDRR research, people with disabilities, spinal cord injury, TBI, training, traumatic brain injury Leave a comment