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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...

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...

Since March is Women’s History Month and April National Occupational Therapy Month, I would like to take this opportunity to explain my often-misunderstood profession that is more than 90% female.  Occupational therapy (OT) is close to 100 years old in the United States.  It is a holistic health care profession that aims to promote health by enabling individuals to perform...

When new parents start to purchase toys, the importance of safety starts to really set in mostly because of choking hazards.  It is common to see warnings on toys that have small parts because typically children under three years old and especially babies are not able to differentiate between edible and inedible objects.  Small children like to mouth objects as...

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