Author: Amy Baez

As a pediatric occupational therapist, I have countless experiences working with children and educating parents about emotional regulation and calming strategies. Children often communicate through behaviors when they are young and don't have the words to express how they are feeling. When these emotions are more extreme or problematic, they show up in a way often described as the Fight,...

The term Teletherapy catapulted into mainstream vocabulary at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Simply, it is therapy provided online as is synonymous with Telehealth. As an occupational therapist, I have been interested in providing Teletherapy for many years. I believed it would allow me to provide treatment to individuals outside my direct geographical location. The barrier has been mostly...

Before deciding to become an occupational therapist, I initially started applying to colleges with the intent to become a physical therapist. That's a story for another day, but I ended up spending the first couple years of school taking the same courses as PT majors. Once I graduated and started working in the real world, I was amazed how much...

Most people are familiar with the five basic senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight. In therapy, parents typically learn about the vestibular and proprioception senses, which respectively relate to understanding movement in space and the feeling within joints. Now, more and more therapists are introducing interoception as the eighth sense. You may be asking yourself what it is...

Innovative technology is continuously finding its way into the therapy world through the use of video games and other visual technology. In 2019, I even presented at a conference on the subject, “Video Games as Therapy.” So, in late 2020 when my friend Michelle began raving to me about a virtual reality fitness app called Supernatural, I was instantly intrigued....

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