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An 28-year-old male athlete had an acquired brain injury 3 weeks ago from playing football. The patient is currently in an inpatient unity at a city hospital and is functioning at Level II (Generalized response) on the Rancho Los Amigos scale. The patients mother and father would like to find ways to help their son. What would be the best tasks the OT can teach the patient’s parents at this stage of the rehabilitation process?
A) Basic BADL’s such as bathing and toileting
B) Bed positioning and controlled sensory stimulation
C) Photos of the patients favorite moments to help the patients memory return
D) Passive range of motion exercises to increase fuctional strength and voluntary movement

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B) At a Level II on the Rancho Los Amigos scale, a general response to sensory stimulation is all that the child is capable of. The family should be taught to provide this stimulation, as well as bed positioning to prevent contractures and preserve skin integrity.

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