Online therapy or App in OT
Occupational Therapy (OT) Blog and Resource website
by Payal Pawar, OT
3y ago
Online therapy or App in occupational therapy- Need of time. As of the most recent report, the number of internet users worldwide was 3.58 billion in 2017, up from 3.39 billion in the previous year. Easier access to computers, the modernization of countries around the world and increased utilization of smartphones has given people the opportunity to use the internet more frequently and with more convenience. [1] We all know that the number of smartphone users is increasing. The number of Smartphone users is forecast to grow from 2.1 billion in 2016 to around 2.5 billion in 2019. Just ov ..read more
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Role of Occupational therapy in PTSD
Occupational Therapy (OT) Blog and Resource website
by Payal Pawar, OT
3y ago
The occupational therapist provides treatment to the patient with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). The treatment approach is similar to the anxiety, stress-related or depression disorder. The occupational therapist understands the psychology of a patient and treats accordingly. The person with PTSD remains in stress due to a past bad event. The occupational therapist tries to calm down and refocus on daily life skills and occupational performance. What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- According to ICD-10, this disorder arises as a delayed response to an exceptionally stres ..read more
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Occupational Therapy in OCD
Occupational Therapy (OT) Blog and Resource website
by Payal Pawar, OT
3y ago
Can Occupational Therapy help OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)? Yes. Occupational therapy has an important role in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Occupational therapist involves the patient in a purposeful activity so the patient can experience gratification and the level of anxiety (Due to obsessive thoughts) become less. The occupational therapist focuses on the activities of daily living (e.g. Self-care) and Occupational task (job performance). The areas of occupation impacted by OCD can include activities of daily living, education, play, work, leisure, and social ..read more
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Occupational Therapy in Anxiety Disorder
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by Payal Pawar, OT
3y ago
Role of Occupational Therapy in Anxiety disorder- The anxiety is an important feature of almost all psychiatric disorders. The occupational therapist working in a psychiatric setup has to deal with the common problems like anxiety and depression. The role of occupational therapist in anxiety is to find out the symptom causing conditions or stimuli through detail assessment and providing therapy to them. The main role is to correct the behavior by providing different approaches and activities. What is Anxiety? Anxiety is the commonest psychiatric symptoms in clinical practice. And anxiety diso ..read more
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Role of Occupational Therapy in Depression
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by Payal Pawar, OT
3y ago
Role of Occupational Therapy in Depression- Occupational therapist deals with the depressive patients in mental health care set up. Occupational therapist tries their best to overcome the depressive feeling of the patient by providing positive situation and worthful pleasure. Occupational therapist involves depressive patients in meaningful and pleasurable activities, which help the client to tackle the depression. Depression is the most common mental health problem seen in an individual. Depression comes under the mood disorder. The world health (mental) report 2001 estimates that there are 1 ..read more
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Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
Occupational Therapy (OT) Blog and Resource website
by Payal Pawar, OT
3y ago
Occupational therapist deals with patients of mental illness since the beginning of the occupational therapy profession. Occupational therapy and mental health have a history of a long relationship. There is much difference between the role of occupational therapy in physical and mental health setting. The outcome of physical rehabilitation is much faster than the mental rehabilitation. The time taken during treatment in mental health may vary because sometimes the patient doesn’t cooperate. A large number of patients with a psychiatric disorder (e.g. Schizophrenia) have a poor quality of life ..read more
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Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy (OT) Blog and Resource website
by Payal Pawar, OT
3y ago
  What is Occupational therapy Assistant (OTA) or Certified occupational therapy Assistant (COTA)? The certified occupational therapy assistant is defined as an individual who works under the guidance and supervision of the registered occupational therapist (OTR) and may provide assistance in the evaluation, program planning, and treatment processes (AOTA, 1981). Occupational therapist (OT), Occupational therapy Assistant (OTA), and Occupational therapy Aides come under the occupational therapy domain. An OTA is nothing but a COTA. People use these terms interchangeably. OTA is a qualified per ..read more
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Occupational Therapy Aide
Occupational Therapy (OT) Blog and Resource website
by Payal Pawar, OT
3y ago
What is Occupational Therapy Aide? An occupational therapy aide is an individual who supports and assists the occupational therapist (OT) and Occupational therapy Assistant (OTA) by performing specifically delegated tasks. Occupational therapy aides may also be referred to as rehabilitation aides/technicians, restorative aides, or service extenders. OT and OTA both can supervise the occupational therapy aides. But OT aides cannot supervise OT practice. Read more…What is Occupational Therapy? and What do occupational therapists do? OT aide Roles- OT aides are not considered OT practitioner, ac ..read more
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Occupational Therapy for Infant and Toddler (Babies)
Occupational Therapy (OT) Blog and Resource website
by Payal Pawar, OT
3y ago
Occupational therapy for Infant and toddlers (Babies) Infant and Toddler- Infant – A very young child or baby. We generally called them an infant, baby, or newborn. A child in between birth to 12 months of age comes under the term, “Infant”. Toddler – A young child. A child in between 13 months to 36 months (up to 3 years) of age comes under the term, “toddler”. A toddler year is a time of great cognitive, motor, emotional, and social development. Infants grow very fast and they develop some basic life-saving skills in the vulnerable phase of life. Infants are totally dependents on the parent ..read more
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Occupational Therapy for Down Syndrome
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by Payal Pawar, OT
3y ago
Role of occupational therapy in down syndrome- What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21. Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, being universally present across racial, gender or socio-economic lines, and affects approximately one in 800 births worldwide. Down syndrome is a condition that is present at birth, which affects the body’s physical and mental development. Normally, a child inherits two copies of chromoso ..read more
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