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An OT works with an 18-month-old girl with a congenital amputation at the right elbow. The girl’s parents have rejected prosthetic training in the past, but would like the girl to begin prosthetic training now and ask the OT for advice. What does the OT recommend?
A. The OT recommends that the parents take the girl to a prosthetic specialist for evaluation to determine if a prosthesis is necessary and appropriate given the girl’s functional status.
B. The OT recommends that the girl begin hardening of her stump by wearing a stump shrinker in preparation for use of a prosthesis.
C. The OT tells the parents that the girl is developing functional skills without the use of a prosthesis and does not need to use one.
D. The OT educates the parents on the different types of prostheses and tells them that it is up to them to choose the type they would like their daughter to use.

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A) The OT should recommend to the parents that the girl be evaluated by a prosthetic specialist to determine if she would benefit from a prosthesis. Not all children with congenital amputations need prosthetics to function, and the use of a prosthesis may hinder the girl’s functional skills rather than help them.

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