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.