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% of Time Spent Sleeping

1/3 of life


Sleep position for least back pressure

On your back (2nd least is side)


Weight limit for backpacks

10% of body weight; or never more than 25 lbs.


How far down on body to wear backpack?

Never more than 4 inches below waist


Ways to solve monitor glare

• Use glare screen
• Place monitor perpendicular to light source
• Aim lights at wall or desk to diffuse them
• Reduce contrast betw screen and border around it


Best monitor for color choices

8-bit LCD panel monitor


20/20/20 Rule

For every 20 mins on a screen, look at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds


Distance from face to place monitor

Arm’s length


How to set screen brightness

Should be same as a white sheet of paper held next to it in that lighting/time of day.


Applications of Telehealth in OT

• Early Intervention for Children
• School Based
• Pediatric Private Practice
• Pediatric Hospitals
• VA Healthcare System
• Burn Unit Consultations
• Adult Private Practice (Rehab and Wellness)
• Mental Health (education, independence, emotional health, employment, ADLs)
• Productive Aging
• Ergonomics
• Coaching patients with TBI


Considerations for incorporating telehealth:

• Client access to technologies
• Services that are amenable to telehealth
• Position of employer on using it
• Knowledge of telehealth resources
• Licensure in my state
• Will I be reimbursed?
• Are technologies HIPAA compliant?
• Do I have/can I acquire competency to deliver services this way
• Can OTAs be supervised


CBOT 4172 Standards of Practice for Telehealth

• OT or OTA must have valid license
• OT must inform patient and get their consent
• OT shall determine if in-person eval is necessary based on details of the intervention
• OT/OTA delivering telehealth must:
a) Use same standard of care;
b) Comply with all other provisions/regulations of OT Practice Act


Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

(CDRS). Gold standard in driver rehab service through ADED. With backgrounds in healthcare and/or driver education, driver rehabilitation specialists are professionals who have completed additional training and education in the field of driver rehabilitation.

*DRS (Driver Rehab Specialists) are allied health professionals who have not obtained ADED certification.



Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists – nonprofit org dedicated to promoting safe, independent mobility for aging & disabled. Provides educ and support for professionals in field of driver rehab. Certifies Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (CDRS).


Four common conditions in which driving concerns are addressed

1) Dementia
2) Parkinson’s Disease
4) Physical Disabilities