TAG: Occupational Therapy
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Grant, age four, was asked to leave two preschools because of misbehavior. With tousled brown hair, big brown eyes, and a playful spirit, he both charmed and confused most of the adults in his life. He had such difficulty following directions that his teachers had to reprimand him every few minutes. They described him as [...]
September 17th, 2017
“Angela” was such a puzzle to her parents and teachers alike. In first grade, she struggled to stay in her seat, and teachers constantly reprimanded her for not listening to instructions. At home, her parents often felt confused by her constant need for movement and habit of jumping off tables and countertops. Her teacher secretly [...]
“Alicia” was an active, talkative four-year-old, but even the smallest change in her morning routine could throw her into fits of whining, crying, and hitting. If her mother tried to put her in a top other than one of two soft, light-blue t-shirts she preferred, Alicia screamed and sobbed wildly. Just being in crowded restaurants [...]
Supercharged early intervention describes what can happen when relationship- based principles harness the power of positive emotions between caregiver and child. This adds dynamic forces that makes therapy more fun, and also allows for better learning, as memories of these joyful experiences take hold over time. Here are some things you can look for or [...]
As part of my responsibility as a child psychologist on multidisciplinary teams, I have the opportunity to observe my little patients in many settings, including classrooms, homes, and OT (Occupational Therapy) clinics. I recently observed two different children in their OT treatment and found a striking contrast between the two.
The first clinic at a [...]