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The Super Sensory Bundle is coming July 8th, but in the meantime, get a FREE SUMMER SENSORY SURVIVAL GUIDE!   What’s the Super-Sensory BUndle?  The Super Sensory Bundle is released once a year for a limited time only.  It’s a carefully curated bundle of unique sensory resources that are specifically designed to help therapists, parents, …

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Whether you finished strong or crawled to the finish line this past week, you made it to the end of the school year! You have the summer off…What should you do?  We have the summer off to relax, recoup, and reenergize …right? Yes! However, we are Occupational Therapy Practitioners.  We are a breed of overachievers …

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Are you practicing and teaching mindfulness? Mindfulness programming with children and in schools is becoming a more popular practice. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or therapist, is there anything stopping you from practicing mindfulness yourself or from using it with children? What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of focusing awareness of what is …

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Pushing kids into writing before they are developmentally ready happens to be one of my pet peeves. (I actually have quite a few of them, you can read all about them here. ) Experience has shown me is that children should NOT be pushed into handwriting before they’re ready. So many kids are entering Kindergarten …

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Last week was a complete whirlwind – whew.   I’m finally getting settled at home,  but I wanted to share my highlights of the American Occupational Therapy Association conference in New Orleans, LA. Reuniting with old friends from across the country and making new ones! Every year, two of my girlfriends from Utica College and I …

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You may have heard the buzz about Occupational Therapists advocating for Educational Credentialing. Especially if you work in the education world. What is Educational Credentialing?  State Education laws vary from state to state.  But in every single state in the USA (except for four), OTs and PTs are not under the “umbrella” of teachers. They …

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PRIMITIVE REFLEXES- WHAT DOES RESEARCH SAY?    “Evidence-based practice (EBP) is based on integrating critically appraised research results with the practitioner’s clinical expertise, and the client’s preferences, beliefs, and values “(AOTA).  Primitive reflexes are often a hot topic in OT forums.  Many OTs believe that retained primitive reflexes can interfere with a child’s learning. Others …

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What are ReTAINED Primitive Reflexes?  Primitive reflexes start to develop in utero and they actually help the baby get down the birth canal during labor. (Who knew!?) A reflex is an automatic motor response that is triggered by a stimulus. These primitive reflexes assist the baby in their developmental milestones, helping them with things like …

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  I’ve been a HUGE organization kick lately. Every month or so I need to clean out my therapy bag. Inevitably, I find things out of order, things I need to change up or replace, and things that are missing pieces , etc. I once posted a pic of the crazy amount of stuff in …

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What is in-hand manipulation, anyway? In-hand manipulation is the ability to manipulate objects in the fingers and hand or adjust an object within the hand after grasping it. There are three types of in-hand manipulation: 1) Translation – the ability to move an object from the fingers to the palm or from the palm to …

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