The RCOT has predicted a ‘tidal wave’ of demand for rehabilitation services and anticipate your workload to be busier than ever before. With this changing landscape, you will be facing additional requests for support with the rehabilitation of patients recovering from COVID-19 as well as from those that have deconditioned and/or suffering from challenges to their mental health during self-isolation and physical distancing.
To assist where we can and enable you to continue supporting people of all ages, particularly the vulnerable elderly and those with physical disabilities to live fulfilling lives. We've made available, a selection of our reliable assessments for use by Occupational Therapists onQ-global, our web-based administration and reporting platform to support you in delivering assessments remotely or via Telepractice.
Q-global remote administration
With the need to continue to socially distance from those you serve for their and your safety, many of you are turning to digital assessments. To help you to continue identifying and assessing your patients’ needs, we have increased the number of products available to use online on our web-based platform, Q-global. Enabling you to administer a selection of assessments, intended for use by qualified OTs, either via remote administration or Telepractice.
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In an effort to help where we can during COVID-19, we are offering free access to a selection of digital manuals and stimulus books currently available on the Q-global Digital Resource Library, until 31st July 2020. Take a look at the list so that you can begin planning.
Products available to Occupational Therapists
Beck Anxiety Inventory® (BAI®), measures the severity of anxiety in adults and adolescents, giving you a firm basis upon which to make confident diagnostic decisions for patients 17 years +.
Brief Battery for Health Improvement (BBHI 2), an assessment of pain and functional levels and other psychological factors commonly associated with pain and rehabilitation patients from ages 18 to 65.
Beck Depression Inventory®-II (BDI®-II), assess the severity of depression felt by your clients ages 13 to 80.
Battery for Health Improvement 2, an assessment of validity, physical symptoms, psychological, character, environment, and social factors that can impact medical treatment for ages 18 to 65.
Beck Hopelessness Scale® (BHS®), measures three major aspects of hopelessness: Feelings about the future; loss of motivation; and expectation in your clients aged 17 to 80.
Millon™ Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic (MBMD), assess psychosocial factors that may support or interfere with a chronically ill patient's course of medical treatment, from 18 years +.
Sensory Profile 2 (SP-2), evaluate children's sensory processing patterns at home, school, and in the community, from birth to 14 years of age.
New! Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT), a computer adaptive caregiver report which measures Daily Activities, Mobility, Social/Cognitive, and Responsibility from birth to 20 years.
Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3), an instrument for supporting the diagnosis of intellectual and developmental disabilities from birth.
Care for older people
Rehabilitation and care are particularly vital for those being the hardest hit by COVID-19 - the Elderly. On top of physical concerns caused by the virus or just a general frailty, older people can also experience loss of mobility, mental health and cognitive changes, exacerbated by long periods of isolation and loneliness. During this challenging times it is crucial that you are provided with the tools you need to be able to assess and support your elderly patients ability to regain their mobility and to improve their mental health and wellbeing whilst maintaining their independence.
Find out more about the resources for assessing older people (ABAS-3, BMAT, ILS, RDB, TFLS UK, WAIS-IV UK, WMS-IV UK and WASI-II) by visiting this dedicated page.
Webinars and videos
View our range of insightful product
Introduction to PEDI-CAT webinar
Presented by Shelley Hughes, Occupational Therapist and Senior Product Manager at Pearson. Get an overview and demonstration of this computer adaptive test that is now available on Q-global.
Telepractice using Q-global and Q-interactive
A guide on how to administer a range of our assessments via screen share and remote administration on our digital platforms, Q-global and Q-interactive.
Q-global Quick Start-Guide
A quick demonstration on how to access Q-global and the free resources.
Courses and resources to support your professional development
We also have a range of online training as well as free resources to support your use of our assessments:
Psychometrics Training Online, endorsed by the RCOT, an online training package developed to support those using standardised assessments in both health and education settings.
Cognitive Assessment Training - Online (CAT Online), an online training package enables professional therapists to use certain neuropsychological assessments usually restricted to psychologists.
assessments in everyday practice slides, view our presentation from the RCOT 2019 workshop.
Sensory Profile 2 learning resources, includes a series of podcasts, webinars and case studies by author Dr. Winnie Dunn to give you a better understanding of this assessment.
Movement ABC-2 and BOT-2: Key complementary features, a brief look at how these assessments can complement each other to provide proof of your findings
RCOT’s big rehab conversation
RCOT call on government to prioritize Rehabilitation
Things to consider during COVID-19