Tag Archives: Parents

What’s a “Co-treat” All About?

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

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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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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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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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Happy OT Month! How Kids Explain Occupational Therapy…

It’s April… That means it’s OT Month! This month offers a great opportunity to better inform everyone about what in the world occupational therapists do all day. I know that in my day to day experiences, confusion still runs rampant. … Continue reading

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Is it Sensory, Behavior, or Both?

Is it sensory or is it behavior? I get this question quite a bit in the clinic. Parents want to know if their child is just messing with them, or if they truly have a sensory processing issue. About 75% … Continue reading

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The Rights and Wrongs of a Parent Observing Therapy

That awkward moment when a therapist goes to grab their next client in the waiting room: The parent hovers in their seat. Are they coming with us? Are they not? Do they want to? Should I ask them to go … Continue reading

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