Category Archives: Lessons Learned

Remember These 5 Things When Buying a Gift for a Child with Special Needs

In this season of gift giving, you’ll find many wonderful resources floating around the internet that provide gift ideas for children. However, amongst all of this information, I wanted to offer a different perspective – specifically, things to keep in … 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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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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Beware the Putty Stains

I sat in therapy putty three times in the last month. THREE TIMES. Did I notice right away, when an emergency extraction could have been completed? Or much later, while folding a pile of supposedly clean clothes on a Sunday … Continue reading

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Is Occupational Therapy Really a “Top Job of 2014”?

Careercast.com recently came out with its top jobs of 2014. (See the article here.) This year “occupational therapist” is ranked #9. So, we’re awesome, right? Hey, it’s hard not to pat yourself on the back for your career choice when … Continue reading

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How “Evidence-Based” is Your Therapy?

Therapy lives, breathes, and dies by one simple phrase: “evidence based practice.” Those three words encompass all therapeutic disciplines, from pediatrics to geriatrics. In the simplest of terms, it means that the decisions we make as clinicians must be founded … Continue reading

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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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