SENSATIONAL BRAIN’S SENSORY SYMPTOMS CHECKLIST

Sensational Brain’s sensory symptom checklist is a great tool for occupational therapists to assist in the sensory diet design process.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY REFERENCE RING

Occupational therapy references and useful information for occupational therapists.

ABCs OF OT 2019 RECAP

OT month 2019 is a wrap! This year it was great fun engaging with fellow OTs on social media to spread awareness about the occupational therapy profession. I completed the ABCs of OT challenge hosted…

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SCOPE OF PRACTICE HANDOUT

During the initial evaluation it is important to explain the scope of practice of occupational therapy to the client/client’s caregiver. I find that even though clients have scheduled a consultation with an OT, they do…

HOW OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOUR CHILD

Occupational therapy is a profession that constantly flies under the radar. Therefore, its benefits are largely understated. Most people don’t fully understand the scope of occupational therapy until they themselves or someone close to them…

COMMON PEDIATRIC ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR OTS

What assessments do you use in your day to day practice? Below I talk about my favorite 4 assessments and why I love them- did your favorite make the list? Keep reading to find out,…

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PODCASTS WORTH LISTENING TO

In the past few years podcasts have increased in popularity. With topics ranging from fashion to health to gardening, they are a great way to pass the time. I personally have been enjoying listening to…

PROFESSIONAL SELF-ASSESSMENT FORM

Self-awareness is an important trait for practitioners to possess. A good OT is aware of their strengths, their weaknesses, and is always willing to build upon their knowledge. Only this way can we be certain…

GOOD READS: THE OUT-OF-SYNC-CHILD

Sensory Processing Disorder is a complex topic and can be quite confusing when you are first exposed to it. In my every day practice I often recommend this book to parents. It helps them expand…

SCHOOL-BASED OT VS. PRIVATE OT

Why did the school-based occupational therapist discharge my child, when it is clear that he/she will still benefit from occupational therapy services?  This is a question I often get from parents who do not understand…