There are times when it feels like people expect a “magical” result from therapy. It is an impossible expectation to live up to as really, there is no magic. The other day though, I was evaluating a student who had one of the most interesting grasps on a pencil that I had ever seen. I
When giving home programs, keep in mind that these people have lives, and usually don’t have time to do a huge list of activities. Give one really important thing to focus on at a time, and they may actually be able to do it. (Of course, some people do like long lists.)
I don’t have to wear business clothes to work I wear comfortable shoes to work I get to play with kids I use my creativity in my job I get to make and invent things, such as adaptive equipment, splints, corner chairs I work on the floor a lot (yeah, I really do like
Here is a great OT website that has lots of ideas on it. http://www.therapystreetforkids.com/index.html.
Oh My!! Have Mercy. I just talked to a parent and she said that last year the therapist that they saw practiced letters all year. That is all that they did in therapy. It was totally boring for the child and he still can’t write his letters. This came about by me stating that I