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SENIORS FLOURISH: Part Three-Stereognosis Intervention in OT: How to Down Grade/Up Grade

Loved writing this comprehensive 3 part stereognosis series for Mandy Chamberlain on her blog at Seniors Flourish!

Quick recap: PART ONE goes over the WHOWHATWHENWHEREWHY, PART TWO goes over the HOWTO incorporate stereognosis testing and activities, and now this Part Three goes over the HOWTO downgrade/upgrade with examples including a CASE STUDY!

You can find the entire article by clicking HERE!

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A little excerpt from the article in regard to a therapy plan,

Initial Testing Results and Plan: With nonaffected Right hand patient demonstrated 100% accuracy in all stereognostic comparison tests presented included during in hand manipulation of one standard stimulus at a time and when asked to retrieve a specific item out of a group of 10 items; patient completed all tests in a timely manner without signs of difficulty. With affected Left hand, patient scored 60% accuracy during in hand manipulation of one standard stimulus at a time but declined to 50% accuracy when asked to retrieve a specific item out of a group of 10 items; patient required an average of 15 seconds longer per trial in comparison to his nonaffected hand. Plan: Facilitate stereognosis training as part of a multimodal approach to improve sensory and ADL outcomes over next 3 sessions. Give “homework” program for patient to perform nightly with spouse outside of therapy time. Reevaluate improvements in 5 days (the last two days are Saturday and Sunday which are non-therapy days).”

Thus, as you can see from above…there is a lot more to learn so check out the article!!:)

PS if you are interested in joining her LEARNING LAB and get access to hundreds of treatment videos, patient handouts, journal club, private fb group, and trainings consider checking out this link by clicking HERE! AND for a discount use code SHANOT:107

With love,

SHANNEN M

 

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