Intellectual Disabilites/DD Population
Intermediate Care Facilites (ICF)
Assessments and consultation for persons with developmental disabilities who reside in group homes in the Triangle and surrounding areas. Services may focus on self-feeding, adaptive equipment, assistive technology, environmental modifications, program development and staff training.
Mental Health: Facility-Based and Community-Based Settings
Screens and standardized living skills evaluations and provision of consultative services in facilities and community settings. Services may focus on independent living (i.e., money management, meal preparation, transporation access, medication management), cognitive retraining, psychosocial skill development, compensatory techniques for low vision and community support exploration.
Occupational therapy individual and group Interventions are used to "promote socialemotional earning; regulate overactive or underactive sensory systems; collaboratewith families and medical or educational personnel; and more" (AOTA). View our Pediatrics Brochure
Low Vision - New Service Expansion
OT services focus on providing low vision education and individual services for persons with low vision and/or mental health diagnoses. Low vision is a visual impairment severe enough to limit ability to complete many necessary daily living activities but which allows some usable vision.
It is a chronic medical condition affecting 1 in 6 adults over 45 years of age and thus primarily affects older adults.
It is the third leading cause of disability in the elderly, preceded only by cardiac disease and arthritis. Persons with low vision often have difficulty using vision efficiently and effectively to complete needed daily activities, such as paying bills, cooking and shopping. Their safety is often at risk as they often report difficulty with tasks such as, using knives, identifying medications, dialing emergency numbers and seeing water spilled on the floor. Persons with low vision may experience depression due to their decreased independence. Occupational therapists can teach the person to use remaining vision as efficiently as possible to complete activities, modify activities so they can be completed with less vision, and train the person to use adaptive equipment to compensate for vision loss…Contact us today to initiate a referral!
Therapeutic Solutions’ newly expanded “Low Vision” specialty is featured in the new edition of
Duke Eye Center’s magazine - VISION (Pgs. 10-11). Follow the link below for an electronic version. http://dukeeyecenter.duke.edu/wysiwyg/downloads/VISION_FINAL_lorez.pdf
Therapeutic Solutions has contractual relationships with various home health agencies in the Triangle. Subcontractors provide client-centered evaluations and treatments for clients in their natural home environment.