Flu Season is here!

I love a planned vacation, I love the week that I take off,  knowing I am going to relax and have “me time”. But sometimes the “vacations” aren’t planned or relaxing, actually they are the exact opposite. You wake up and the sore throat you had at work is now a fiery burn every second or your sweating and shivering…

New Year, New Crayons

After wrapping up the first week of therapy in 2018, all of the “fresh start” quotes and new years resolutions come rushing in.  As an occupational therapist, I can speak for so many of us when I say we set goals of less documentation at home, more themed activities, and so on and so on. But what we really want…

Common Spanish Phrases for the Pediatric Occupational Therapist

As a bilingual therapist, I work everyday with a child who is Spanish speaking or bilingual. There are many opinions on how to do therapy with a bilingual child. Some say to do therapy in Spanish only, as this child will learn English in their environment since they live in an English speaking country. Others believe in a bilingual approach,…

OTs May Strive to Be Superheros But We Need Your Help

As occupational therapists, we would LOVE to think we are superheros but let’s get real we don’t wear capes and we definitely don’t have a magic wand to “fix” the difficulties. A lot of the times I meet parents and think, “YOU are the one that wears the cape”. You are truly a superhero. You are the one that is…

The Real Reason Toys “R” Us Filed for Bankruptcy and Why We Should Hate It.

TGrowing up, I was a “Toys “R” Us kid and now that I’m a grown up OT, I see why that place is basically heaven. As I’m sure most of you have heard, Toys “R” Us has filed for bankruptcy  and many critics have their reasons on why. But let’s leave the economic opinions to the experts; this pediatric occupational…

Does My Child Need OT?

Advocating is one of my favorite things about being an OT. There isn’t a therapist or a parent that I feel does not need a little more information about what OT actually is.  Don’t get me wrong, I love when people on my team (GO SPEECHIES and PT’s!!!) advocate for additional services, but do you really know why you’re advocating…

Halloween Therapy Takeover

Over the past week Halloween has taken over every aspect of therapy. From the clothes I wore to the activities I did, I took full advantage of the fact that I could theme all of my activities. And it really seemed to have motivated my kids. The excitement on their faces was worth all the time I spent on Pinterest…