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This week’s guest post by Dr. Beverly Moskowitz offers a closer look at occupational therapy’s role in handwriting. Get over it, already! For the umpteenth time, a Facebook conversation about handwriting included dismissive statements that we are not handwriting teachers. There was clearly a visceral disdain over referrals for illegible writing as not worthy of...

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Welcome to the final chapter in our guest post series on early executive functioning skills! Patee Tomsic, MS, OTR/L has created amazing resources on Early Executive Function, Impulse Control, and Working Memory. Her latest post focuses on Cognitive Flexibility. What is Cognitive Flexibility? You may have heard the concept of cognitive flexibility referred to in...

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This week’s guest post by Patee Tomsic, MS, OTR/L is part three in her series on early executive function skills. (Catch up on the series here: Occupational Therapy & Early Executive Function and Impulse Control) What is Working Memory? I’ve found that working memory is one of those terms that gets casually thrown around the...

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This week’s guest post by Patee Tomsic, MS, OTR/L is part two in her series on early executive function skills. (Catch up with her first post here: Occupational Therapy & Early Executive Function.) As adults, we have the opportunity to demonstrate impulse control at nearly every turn of the day. Holding your tongue from letting...

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This week’s guest post is brought to us by Patee Tomsic, MS, OTR/L. It’s the first post in her upcoming series on executive functioning skills, so enjoy and make sure to check back for more helpful information on this topic. Thanks, Patee! A quick glance around the room at any three-year-old’s birthday party provides countless...

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The Anonymous OT by Theanonymousot - 6M ago

We often look at New Year’s as a way to reset, refocus, and start fresh. However, when you work in a world governed by insurance reimbursement, it’s not always that easy. A New Set of Visits Let’s look at the glass half-full first. Some insurance plans start over on January 1 with a fresh set...

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When I wrote In Defense of School Therapists, I had the opportunity to hear from many of my colleagues out there. You guys told me some challenging details about the conditions other pediatric therapists are working in – limited space, resources, time… you name it. And after a thoughtful discussion with Abby from the OT...

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It’s officially Thanksgiving week here, which means a short work week, huge meals, and pie. I’m ready for all of it. However, before all that, I wanted to take a moment to fully appreciate the nature of this holiday, and jot down a few things pediatric therapists just might be thankful for. A Pediatric Therapist’s...

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Most early intervention therapy is done in the home, from ages 0-3. The idea is that working in the child’s natural environment is most effective at these early ages. (For an idea of what home therapy is all about, check out my post: In Appreciation of Home Health Therapists ) However, in many situations, the...

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The Anonymous OT by Theanonymousot - 9M ago

This week’s project is the DIY Sticky Wall! To see all of our Pinterest pins that we have put to the test in occupational therapy, click here: Pinned on Pinterest: Tested in Occupational Therapy. (FYI – I have provided links to find some supply items. If you happen to buy from our Amazon affiliate links...

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