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Visual Perceptual Retrieval Task

Occupational Therapy Intervention : Visual Perceptual

Documentation and Activity Rationale

The patient engaged in a visual-perceptual retrieval task in which he was challenged with navigating the environment, motor planning, floor level reaching, dynamic balance, gait clearance, and LE strengthening for scaling the aerobic stepper. The patient was asked to pick up 3 beanbags with specified colored and displayed poor auditory processing and trunk flexion in order to successfully complete the task. The patient was noted to pull the bean bag up his leg in order to efficiently grasp it.

Grading Strategies

Grading Up: 

  • longer obstacle course
  • more hurdles/activity
  • integrate dual-tasking

Grading Down: 

  • place items on elevated surfaces
  • decrease stepper height
  • “pick up as many as you can”

Appropriate Diagnoses / Deficits

  • balance deficits
  • memory Changes
  • CVA
  • TBI