Tag Archives: Interventions

How Do You Write Your Sensory Integration Goals?

Want to know one of the biggest bummers as an occupational therapist? Getting an insurance denial calling your sensory integration intervention “experimental.” Our profession is actively moving into an entry level doctorate, and yet we are still facing feedback that … Continue reading

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Accepting a “Weird” Pencil Grasp

As a pediatric OT, I most frequently receive questions about pencil grasps. In fact, I wrote an entire article about When to “Fix” a Pencil Grasp. However, we also need to talk about those children (or even adults) that aren’t … Continue reading

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Can a Child be “Too Old” For Therapy?

Is it too late? Is it possible to make any progress at this point? Can things still get better? We hear these questions quite a bit in pediatric therapy. Parents are often shocked to hear that we work with children … Continue reading

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Tested in OT: Floam Fumbles

I am not immune to the fancy trends of tactile play. So yes, I absolutely had to try creating the floam slime that seems to be everywhere. Call it nostalgia for my childhood days of playing with Nickelodeon Floam and … Continue reading

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Techniques for Coloring in the Lines

Coloring in the lines? That’s so…conformist! Ok, so maybe it’s an important skill when it comes to fine motor control and spatial awareness. Recently, I’ve found myself working on this skill quite a bit, so I went to Pinterest to … Continue reading

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10 Realities of the OT Brushing Protocol

If you are familiar with occupational therapy in a pediatric or sensory setting, you have likely been introduced to “the brush.” But how much do you really know about this intervention tool? 1. You’re not supposed to call it “brushing.” … 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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