Developed by Linda L. Florey, M.A. , OTR, Associate Chief of Rehabilitation Services, Child Division, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute , Los Angeles.Image from: University of Southern California – OT dept site
The screen consists of learning three visual-motor tasks (leather-lacing stitches) with increasingly complex activity demands. Completion of the three tasks requires that the person attend to, understand, and use sensory and motor cues from the material objects (leather, lace, and needles), the administrator’s verbal and demonstrated instructions and cues, and feedback from motor actions while making the stitches. The scores obtained are interpreted using the Allen Cognitive Scale of levels and modes of performance. The screen is available in two forms: the standard Allen Cognitive Level Screen (ACLS) and a larger form (LACLS) for persons with vision or hand function problems. Continue reading
This Occupational Therapy Functional Report Proforma is something that I designed about 4 years ago for my personal use as I was finding the current proforma’s less then comprehensive. The proforma is based around the Occupational Performance Model of Australia. Its easily modified should the need arise and results from any additional assessments (i.e. cognitive or sensory) can easily be added into it. Continue reading
I don’t know much about this screen but it seems to be a fairly useful little tool. If anyone can shed some info on the CST please leave a comment on this post 🙂
Consumer Screening Tool – Community (CST-C) Continue reading
Axis V is part of the DSM “multi-axial” system for assessment. The five axis model is designed to provide a comprehensive diagnosis that includes a complete picture of not just acute symptoms but of the entire scope of factors that account for a patient’s mental health. This page explains DSM Axis V Continue reading
Social functioning as an outcome variable in family interventions with schizophrenic patients has been a relatively neglected area. The requirements of a scale of social functioning to measure the efficacy of family interventions include: the measurement of skill/behaviour relevant to the impairments and the demography of this group; the ability to yield considerable information with an economy of clinical time; Continue reading
The diagnostic accuracy of Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE) as a brief ‘bedside’ cognitive screening instrument has led to its widespread adoption. Nonetheless, certain weaknesses have been identified in the ACE, prompting the development of the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination-Revised (ACE-R). The ACE-R has been reported to have excellent sensitivities and specificities (>0.8) for the diagnosis of dementia at cut-off scores of 88/100 and 82/100 in the setting of a university hospital clinic.