What’s this all about?

The world of pediatric therapy can be intimidating. Hey, I’m an occupational therapist and I still get overwhelmed with the chaos of it all. But that’s why I’m here, creating this blog. You see, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people on this crazy journey of my career. People that never give up. People that continue to search for the thing that will change their child’s life. These are the people I want to reach out to.

As a therapist, you try to do what is best for the child that you are working with. You go to courses, research online, and collaborate with your colleagues. You can become overwhelmed by the desperation of a parent. That pressure to be the hero that they so desperately need can hang ominously over your head. But as I’ve learned, no one can be an expert on everything (no matter how hard some of these people try to convince you otherwise). But together, we can figure out what works and what doesn’t. We can figure out the best ways to try. After all, we are all a work in progress, aren’t we?

I want this blog to be a resource for parents, family, friends… anyone. I’ll give the most honest and unfiltered opinions that I can, from the front lines of therapy to the behind the scenes things that I wish you knew.  

In my practice as an OT, I’ve come to understand that you can’t always say what you want to say to a parent as they stand there in your waiting room, whether that’s good or bad. But here, we can lay it all out on the table. Let’s put everything aside – no worries about stepping on anyone’s toes.  Here you can ask questions, share experiences, and delve into the world of OT from a whole new perspective.

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Pediatric Occupational Therapist
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11 Responses to What’s this all about?

  1. welcome to the blogosphere! keep up the good work!

  2. otnotes says:

    Welcome to the blogosphere! keep up the good work!
    http://otnotes.blogspot.com/

  3. Thank you for all of the info. My family is new to the OT world as my son was just recently diagnosed with low muscle tone. After 2 months of working with his OT, I feel like we are so lucky to have her. I was skeptical at first because she’s young and only has 2 years of experience but she is intuitive and very focused on what is best for my son which is more than I can say for his preschool teachers. I like and trust her and because of your website I have a new found respect for her as well.

    • Rachel,
      Thank you so much for your comments. I am glad to hear that your experience with OT has been positive. I know how hard it can be as a parent to put your trust into someone, especially when they seem young and/or inexperienced. Best of luck to you and your son in his progress; it sounds like he is in good hands!

  4. I just discovered your blog and I love it! I read through all of your posts and I enjoy your honesty! Your blog will be a great resource for parents, OT students, and OTs. Keep up the good work!
    ~Abby
    http://abbypediatricot.blogspot.com

  5. missawesomenessdotcom says:

    Just fnished reading every single one of your posts 🙂 Yay I officially confirm I love you.

  6. Briana says:

    Hi,
    Just read all of your posts! I was wondering how you plan out your therapy sessions sequence wise?

    • Hi Briana,
      I’m afraid that’s a loaded question, because every child’s session is different. I try to use a very child-centered approach and tailor each session to their needs.

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