Occupational Therapy Tag

As the number of children diagnosed in the United States increases each year, so does the public’s awareness of autism and its symptoms. Sensory processing problems, also referred to as “sensory issues,” are one of the most common symptoms of autism. They, however, can be experienced in children without the other criteria required for an autism diagnosis, which include communication...

February is the time of year for professing your true love, and I am not too shy to admit that one of my greatest passions is play. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I spend many hours of my week at play with children. The trunk of my car is full of games, toys, and equipment like balls and cushions. I design activities to foster skills...

It is commonly known that the holiday shopping season is very important to the toy industry. Just last year U.S. retail sales of toys topped $18 billion. Interestingly, there is a trend that could save you money instead of having you spend it if you gift your child the opportunity to embrace his or her creativity. The biggest theme from this year’s Toy Fair in...

Recently I was having a conversation with a mother of three children under the age of six. She explained to me that one of her current concerns is that the new preschool her three-year-old was attending sends him home with homework. She was initially shocked and confused considering her older child did not have this demand. Her resolution was to adopt the saying from the...

April is the time of year when occupational therapists (OT’s) gets their time to shine in the national spotlight… and it is needed. The average person is not familiar with OT’s unless he/she or a family member has had a personal experience. It is even more unlikely that there is a true understanding of what an occupational therapist (OT) does when disability or disease it...

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