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Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Waiting Room Chaos in Pediatric Therapy

Ah yes, the waiting room: The very bane of my existence. Parents? Kids? Therapists? Are we all in agreement here? It’s just the worst. The concept itself is crazy- Here kids, sit in this chair, be quiet, and wait patiently … Continue reading

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Therapy Carryover in the Home: Issues and Barriers

The copies run through the machine, one after another, using paper, toner, and a few spare moments I found before my first client. I’m printing out handwriting practice sheets as homework, but can’t help wondering… am I wasting my time? … Continue reading

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DIY Therapy Putty

The majority of my test pins have a common theme: how to make therapy products that don’t cost a ridiculous amount. In my latest quest I set out to find a recipe for DIY therapy putty. I use this stuff … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Occupational Therapy Goals

Therapy revolves around one central theme: meeting goals. It seems straightforward – goals are the way therapists track progress and determine necessity of services. They should be objective, measurable, and attainable. However, a lot more goes into the goal making … Continue reading

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Testing Your Child’s Therapist

When I was handed that diploma in my cap and gown I figured I was done with tests forever. Boy was I was wrong. All too often parents come to me under pretenses that I’m not aware of. Perhaps they … Continue reading

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Therapist Burnout

“Why isn’t he making any progress?” “He has completely regressed this week.” “I tried that… it didn’t work.” Burnout. It can happen to anyone – therapists, parents, teachers, caregivers, students, clients, stars in the solar system… People get tired as … Continue reading

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Can You “Cure” Sensory Processing Disorder?

Here are some of the most common questions I hear when discussing a child’s sensory processing skills with their parent: “Is he going to be OK?” “Will he make a full recovery?” “Will he eventually just grow out of it?” … Continue reading

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