Tag Archives: Therapist Interactions

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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The OTR/COTA Relationship

When your child receives occupational therapy, their therapist could either be an Occupational Therapist (OTR) or an Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). First, I would direct you to review my post: “A Who’s Who of Occupational Therapy” so that you get … 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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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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Therapist Burnout

“Why isn’t he making any progress?” “He has completely regressed this week.” “I tried that… it didn’t work.” Burnout. It can happen to anyone – therapists, parents, teachers, caregivers, students, clients, stars in the solar system… People get tired as … 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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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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