Tag Archives: Parents

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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Therapy Students in the Clinic: A Realistic Look

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

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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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