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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY HELPS INDIVIDUALS LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST

Intermountain Helena, Montana –Occupational therapy enables people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience, and “best practices” that … Read more

Great Aunt Sue, Dust Bunnies and Accreditation: Why We Strive for Excellence in Health Care

By Michelle Hauer, MPA, CHPSE, Intermountain Quality Assurance Director There is a level of chaos that ensues in one’s house when Mom utters those four dreaded words, “The relatives are coming.” I often wondered what the fuss was about. My cluttered room didn’t say anything about who I was or how I was raised, other … Read more

ACE Summit: Changing the Conversation About Trauma

By Cathy Huntley, Childwise Communications and Project Manager The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is possibly the most important public health study ever done, and the largest study of its kind. The study examines the health and social effects of ACEs over the lifespan, demonstrating that childhood adversity appears to determine the likelihood of the … Read more

Don’t Wait Until They Hit Bottom!

By Joelle Johnson, LCSW, LAC, Intermountain Project Director This June, Alcoholics Anonymous celebrates its 80th birthday.  Over the past eight decades, countless numbers of people found recovery through this program.  AA meetings now exist in over 170 countries, each differing slightly but still maintaining the fundamental steps and traditions that were originally designed by a … Read more

Success Through Sensory Diets: How Sensory Processing Awareness Can Create Happier Children

By Michaela Parker, MOTR/L | Intermountain Occupational Therapist Just as your child needs food throughout the course of the day, he or she needs sensory input spread out over the whole day as well. A “sensory diet” is a carefully designed, personalized activity plan that provides the sensory input a person needs to stay focused … Read more

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