Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, publisher of the WeeFIM®, announced to the Pediatric Rehab Community the adoption of 8 expansion items in a bulletin released on June 26, 2017. The WeeFIM bulletin read: “Following additional validity testing, UDSmr, in agreement with the IPRC Steering Committee, has adopted eight enhancement items to supplement WeeFIM® assessments. […]
Advancing Children’s Health Care in a Politically Charged Environment: A Legislative Update Jim Kaufman, PhD Vice President of Public Policy, Children’s Hospital Association Matthew Wright Advocacy and Outreach Director, Children’s Hospital Association Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 Jim Kaufman serves as vice president of public policy at the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA). Prior to joining […]
May is Better Hearing & Speech Month Each May, we celebrate our Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists and the amazing work that they do! Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the resources available for treatment. For printable resources: www.asha.org/bhsm/ www.consonantlyspeaking.com/2012/05/free-printables-for-better-hearing-and.html
April is Occupational Therapy Month each and every year, but 2017 marks a great milestone – One Hundred years. Occupational Therapists play an integral role in the rehabilitation team and IPRC celebrates their accomplishments – both recent and throughout the past century. Follow the link below to the Occupational Therapy Centennial page for stories, photos, […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently adjusted a computation error for CPT code reimbursement for Occupational Therapy Evaluations and Re-evaluations. These corrected rates will be retroactive to January 1, 2017. See full AOTA Article for details.
In the heart of the US, in Lincoln, Nebraska, you’ll find Jeff Stec hard at work at Alexis Verzal’s Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. Jeff has been a Speech Language Pathologist for over 20 years and is currently the Program Manager for Pediatrics – overseeing Inpatient, Outpatient, and Rehab Day Programming at […]
With the return to school around the corner for many students, here are a few resources to educate students and their families about backpack safety and spinal health. Keep in mind that for children with disabilities or mobility restrictions, these guidelines may require modification. AOTA Backpack Strategies Flyer Backpack Sizing Chart (source: pathways.org)
IPRC is now able to offer Continuing Education credit hours for webinars for Occupational Therapists beginning April 2016. Credits are available courtesy of Uniform Data Systems and the WeeFIM®. IPRC offers a Certificate of Attendance for all participants.