Author: Amy Baez

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....

Occupational therapy is a beautifully complex medical field. It has been discussed in various posts on this website including: Why Do Kids Need Occupational Therapy? Yet, the simple question of what occupational therapy is has not been directly addressed. According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things...

Executive function is a set of skills which includes flexible thinking, working memory, and self-control. These skills are used to complete the daily tasks needed to manage life. Difficulty with executive function can cause children to struggle with following directions, focus, and handling emotions. Imagine the steps it takes to get ready for an activity, participate in it, and clean...

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