With the rush of the holidays almost over, you’re likely looking for fun activities for the kids. Hosting a New Year’s Eve Athletic and Academic Olympics is a fun activity that everyone can have a great time with. Last year, I hosted
Occupational therapists deal with the unpredictable all the time. It’s what keeps our careers filled with challenges, rewards and yes, sometimes funny stories. This week’s #OTMuse is a question – what are your funny #itonlyhappensinOT stories?
It might help to read a story book book upside down. The holiday season reminds me that while we all have our sensory preferences, the holidays bring an onslaught of new ones that can be challenging. I like the
The online world provides a wonderful treasure trove of occupational therapy resources. For this weeks #OTMuse, the question is: Occupational Therapists, what are your favorite on-line OT resources?
In his Autism in NB Blog, Harold Doherty writes about his son Conor and autism from a father’s perspective. Harold makes me think about the broad spectrum of autism. About how it affects the minutia in the everyday life
More tips on how to explore, and help a child overcome some behaviours If your child isn’t responding to behavioural approaches it might be time to check to check into possible sensory issues. When occupational therapists are trying to
Introducing #OT Muse With each passing year, I find my growing network of fellow OT colleagues to be an incredibly deep reservoir of personal and professional stories, case histories, resources and experiences. And through social media, these discussions are
Why I’m Thankful to Work as an Occupational Therapist During the past 20+ years working as an occupational therapist, I learn more than I teach every single day. Since my first day of practice, I’ve come to realize that
Some behaviours serve to alert, calm or focus. As I carry on with my occupational therapy mission to explain some truths and falsehoods about “Is it sensory or behaviour?”, I hope readers are starting to understand how occupational therapists
What to do if a child senses danger when there is none If a child tries to take flight from a situation that isn’t that dangerous it might be a good idea, once the child feels safe, to help