Occupational Therapy and Stroke
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Definition of Stroke.
Causes of Stroke.
Classification of Stroke.
International Classification of Impairment.
Disabilities and handicap.
Damage That can Occur in Different Areas of the Brain.
The Stroke Wheel.
Role of OT.
Frames of reference/models.
Initial Assessment - (general, sensation, Functional, Goal Setting).
Standardised adl Assessments.
Positioning, Equipment (wheelchairs, Adl, Splinting).
Management of Motor/sensory Deficits.
Management Principles (physical, Self-care Activities, Instrumental Activities, Remedial Activities).
Management of Cognitive/perceptual Deficits.
Resuming Sexual Activity.
Pusher syndrome and Overuse.
Speech and Language Deficits.
Standards of stroke Care.
Methods of Recording OT Intervention.
New Approaches/way Forward.
Ensuring best Practice (OT Clinical Audit, OT Research).
Glossary and Bibliography.
Stroke Association Publication List.