Stroke Hearing Impaired
Plan: Physical, Occupational, Speech, and Psychological Therapies
Implementation: Daily regimen, with one of the four core areas (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and psychological therapy) emphasized or addressed on each day.
Evaluation: After each session, therapist will write a thorough evaluation of the patient including a progress report. After the end of each six-week period, a thorough progress report will be shared among the various members of the health care team in a collaborative setting.
The follow-up will consist of maintenance therapies in each of the four core areas.
Documentation of Actions and Activities: According to the National Stroke Association (2013), the activities and actions should begin immediately after the stroke. The Physical Therapy sessions will include yoga and other systematic movement interventions to improve coordination, balance, strength, and range of motion. Each week, the therapist will implement a unique type of movement therapy, but will maintain consistency by focusing on overarching goals. Each patient will have different needs and goals, depending on their symptoms. Some patients will also need more long-term therapy.
The Occupational Therapy sessions will address all aspects of personal care and independence in living daily life. Each week, the occupational therapist will introduce a new task, depending on the needs of the patient. Some patients will need assistance with dressing, some with cooking, and yet others with bathing. Activities will include tutorials and observational care.
The Speech Therapy sessions will address the needs of patients requiring speech therapy...
Issues related to general oral and facial comfort such as swallowing will also be addressed ("Stroke Health Center," 2011). The activities will include guided tutorials for sounding out words, and potential introduction of new languages and vocabulary.
The Psychological Therapy sessions will include activities such as role playing, art therapy, and music therapy. These activities will be central to recovery, as the patient addresses difficult emotions associated with the changes that have taken place to body and mind after the stroke. Moreover, the psychological therapy sessions may involve family members.
Evaluation of Program Success: After the first six weeks of this comprehensive four-pronged stroke victim intervention program, patients reported improvements in all key areas. Patients reported the greatest frustration overall with the pace of physical therapy. However, some also reported difficulties with speech therapy. Overall, though, the goals of the program were met.
Alternative Solutions: Alternatives to the four-pronged method as it is organized here would be to focus on one treatment modality at a time. Thus, the individual might engage with a physical therapist five days per week for a month first, before moving onto speech therapy. A combination of various interventions might also be helpful, in accordance with the wishes of the care team.
Suggested Improvements: It is suggested that the program be more focused. Some patients seem confused about which therapist they were seeing on any given day, and a few became agitated because they had no sense of routine or comfort. Therefore, it is suggested to be less aggressive in the treatments and offer structured activities within each core…
Evidence-Based Practice Motor Learning The purpose of this paper is to discuss current theories, concepts and research involving Motor Learning. The research provides evidence-based information discussing how humans utilize motor-learning throughout the lifespan. The discussion includes stages of motor learning, practice contexts, feedback and use of imagery in motor learning. Also provided is information concerning how people learn who have disabilities resulting from at least two different conditions, Parkinson's which affects motor
126). Although there are an increasing number of elderly in the United States today with many more expected in the future, the study of elder abuse is of fairly recent origin. During the last three decades of the 20th century, following the "discovery" of child abuse and domestic violence, scholars and professionals started taking an active interest in the subject of elder abuse. This increased attention from the academic
Fault: An Alternative to the Current Tort-Based System in England and Wales The United Kingdom statistics regarding claims THE NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM OBSTACLES TO DUE PROCESS THE CASE FOR REFORM THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT THE RISING COST OF LITIGATION LORD WOOLF'S REFORMS MORE COST CONTROLS THE UNITED STATES PAUL'S PULLOUT THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY TORT REFORM IN AMERICA FLEEING PHYSICIANS STATISTICS FOR ERROR, INJURY AND DEATH THE CALL FOR REFORM IN 2003: A FAMILIAR REFRAIN THE UNITED STATES SITUATION, IN SUMMARY NEW ZEALAND CASE STUDIES THE SWEDISH SCHEME COMPARISON: WHICH SYSTEM IS
At one point or another in our lives, we are all beginners. We begin college, a first job, a first love affair, and perhaps a first dissertation project. We bring a great deal to these new situations, including our temperament, previous education, and family situations. Yet, as adults, we also learn. In romantic relationships, couples report having to learn how to interact successfully with their partners. College students routinely report
Counseling: Reason behind Child AbuseAbstractEvery child living in any area of the world has the birthright of living a safe, protected, and happy life. Still, numerous children fall victim to child abuse in various forms. The children who have suffered across generations are uncountable since some of the cases go unreported. This research proposal aims to ruminate over the same issue by detecting the reasons for child abuse all over