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As students are finishing up their final rotations of graduate school and preparing to take their national board exams (AKA a scary, intimidating test that determines if they can actually do what they went to school for…), I thought it … Continue reading
It’s a habit we are all guilty of as therapists. We throw around these words that parents don’t always understand, and then barely have the time to accurately explain ourselves. A disconnect can emerge in this process, with opportunities missed … Continue reading
Alright, therapists – let’s play a little game I like to call: “Is it ethical?” Occupational therapists are good people. I think I can rightfully make that statement, don’t you? Hopefully a therapist can’t make it through school, fieldwork, and … Continue reading
I spend far too long writing up an evaluation, thankful for the moment it is off of my desk and into a parent’s hands. I’ve analyzed, interpreted, and poured my little OT heart into page after page. However, many times … Continue reading
Therapist #1: An occupational therapist (OTR) with 3 months of experience and a master’s degree. Therapist #2: An occupational therapy assistant (COTA) with 4 years of experience and an associate’s degree. Who do you want working with your child? (Remember, … Continue reading
When I ask a parent to describe their concerns regarding their child’s handwriting, I usually hear one of the following responses: “It’s messy.” “You can’t really read it.” “It doesn’t look as good as his peers.” While that’s all well … Continue reading
I watched one day as a mother handed over stacks of dollar bills to the receptionist at my clinic. Paying a high bill with ones and fives seemed a little strange. That is until I discovered her reasoning behind this … Continue reading