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Seeking Persons Post-Stroke with Limited Use of Their Affected Arm

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Have you had:
  • A stroke 3 months or longer ago?
  • Strength/range of motion limitations in your affected arm?

You may be eligible for a study that seeks to investigate the usefulness of a forearm rotation splint that may assist you manage daily activities more easily. The treatment sessions are guided by the occupational therapy task-oriented approach.

Study duration: 15 weeks
  • 6 weeks at your home and
  • 3hrs/week treatment for 6 weeks at Room 520, Children Rehabilitation Building, East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota
Cost:
  • No cost to participate and
  • You will be reimbursed for travel

If you have questions or would like to sign up for a screening session, please contact:

Chih-Huang (Jeffrey) Yu
Office: (612) 626-2443
Email: yuxxx648@umn.edu

Approved by UMN IRB March 8, 2017.

Course: Introduction to School-Based Practice

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This course is being offered on a continuous on-demand open schedule. Online registration at learning.umn.edu.

This course is designed for occupational therapists interested in expanding their knowledge about the role of OT in school-based settings. It provides information about current legislation affecting practice including IDEA and the evolution of NCLB (No Child Left Behind) to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The course includes information about best practice including the updated OT Practice Framework 3rd Edition and practice strategies with children with autism, learning disability, and behavioral disorders. Cultural diversity and issues of ethical practice are included in the review of the referral process from screening to evaluation to IEP planning.

Home Accessibility & Safety Opportunity

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What is Home Accessibility and Safety?

The Home Accessibility and Safety Assessment Project is a single visit by occupational therapy students to your home to assess its accessibility and safety. People live full lives when they can participate in meaningful activities at home. Occupational therapy students, under the direction of OT faculty, can help ‘fit’ your home to you. As part of their practice, occupational therapists evaluate homes to promote safe and independent living. This is particularly important for people whose abilities are impacted by disability or normal aging. A home evaluation requires that you be present and can take up to 2 hours of your time. View the Home Accessibility & Safety Flier.

Who is Eligible?

We seek people who live in the Twin Cities or the Rochester area, who have a physical condition or a physical limitation that impacts participation at home and in daily life routines, and would like a home accessibility and safety assignment performed by a small group of graduate occupational therapy students from the University of Minnesota. You will receive a faculty-reviewed report of findings and recommendations and a $25 gift card to compensate for your time.

When

Spring Semester, 2017

How to Volunteer

Email Laura Sopeth, MA, OTR/L, faculty, at dick0248@umn.edu or call 612-280-3514 for more information about the Home Accessibility and Safety opportunity.