Author Archives: TheAnonymousOT

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Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Pencil Grasp Basics – An Infographic

Considering the fact that handwriting problems are the primary reason for referral to occupational therapy services in school-age children (Schwellnus et al., 2012), I wanted to put together an infographic with a few “pencil grasp basics” to keep in mind. … Continue reading

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Why School and Clinic Therapists Can’t Easily Communicate

School is officially back. That means new teachers, new classrooms, new IEPs, and new therapists. It’s also that time of year when parents ask their clinic therapists to “touch base” with their child’s school therapists. So, how do you connect … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the “Little Wins” of Therapy

This job is hard. I realize pediatric therapy is the sort of career that prompts people to say, “Oh wow, that’s amazing,” or, “How wonderful that you help these children!” I want to say, “Yes, but it’s HARD.” So many … Continue reading

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Handwriting Paper: What’s Really Between the Lines?

Handwriting. You focus on letter memory, formation, sizing, spacing, and line placement. You try to find the right handwriting program from choices like Zaner-Bloser, D’Nealian, and Handwriting Without Tears. You make sure a child’s little hand is ready for writing, … Continue reading

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Sensory Diets: Explained

We pediatric OTs sure love big words and jargon. Hey, you can’t blame us. We need to sound fancy every once and awhile, especially since we are typically covered in shaving cream and glitter for the majority of our work … Continue reading

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In Appreciation of Home Health Therapists

Clinics. Hospitals. Schools. People’s homes. One of these things is most definitely not like the others. As therapists, many of us have treated in one or maybe even all of these locations. But the special ones, the ones that I … Continue reading

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Frozen Water Beads

Oh Pinterest, what did we do before you? Inspiration. Treatment Ideas. Pretty pictures of delicious meals I’ll never, ever make… Ok, ok, back to business. If you want to take a look at past Pinterest pins I’ve tested in therapy, … Continue reading

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