occupational therapy

posted on January 1, 2008 - 2:58pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 1
If you have a neuromuscular disease, is there anything more energy-draining than taking a shower or bath?

Skills for school and play

posted on November 1, 1999 - 5:00pm
ln vol. 6, no. 5, we described occupational therapy for adults ("Skills for the Job of Living"). This story looks at OT for children, whose "jobs" are different and whose developing brains need special attention. I think we were in a big denial," says Faith Varcadipane of Satellite Beach, Fla., when she talks about the first year of her son's life.

Keeping creative expression alive

posted on May 1, 2008 - 4:13pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
No matter how you look at it, the losses associated with the progression of ALS are always difficult and hugely significant. For artists, this loss goes beyond the inability to make a living or participate in a favorite hobby. Painting, writing, singing, playing music and other art forms are artists’ means of expressing themselves, thereby releasing their internal stressors and emotional energy.