, , , , , ,

Fine Motor Skills and Typing

When a child has difficulty with handwriting or can't keep up in class, many people jump to the statement that they can just type instead. But can they? There are a lot of fine motor skills that go into typing, and it takes years to master the…
, ,

Carly Fleischmann Has a Youtube Interview Channel

Have you heard of Carly Fleischmann?  She is a young woman who has autism, and she is unable to speak by mouth.  She is, however able to type on a keyboard, and so is therefore able to communicate with people, and she has some great things…
, ,

Why I started my blog

I have been posting a few things about blogging, so I thought I would add some information that was originally posted over at the OT Notes blog.  Cheryl asked me some questions that I answered about my business and blogging, so I thought I…
, , ,

Things I Love About Your Blog

A few weeks ago I wrote about some of the things that I hate about your blog, and now I am going to tell you a few things that I love about your blog. I love links to your inspiration and to additional Posts that are similar. I love lots…
, ,

How do you follow the blogs you love?

So do you love keeping up with blogs and following along with their posts?  Do you wonder what the best way to follow a blog is?  At one point, the tried and true way to follow a blog was through google reader, but that way no longer…
, , ,

What I Hate About Your Blog

I now have a few years of blogging experience under my belt, and I follow a lot of blogs. I have therefore developed an opinion about what I like and don’t like about a blog’s format, etc., so here is my opinion about Your blog. I hate…
, , , , , , ,

Go Baby Go Project gets little kids powered mobility

There is a Physical Therapy professor at University of Delaware named Cole Galloway who has a mission to get young children mobile, and uses ride on toys from Toys R Us.  He modifies them to fit the child’s specific needs, and even incorporates…
, , , , , , , , , , ,

Writing Wizard App review

I have tried out several apps that work on letter writing, but many of them are too "baby" like for the kids I am working with. Your Therapy Source suggested the Writing Wizard App, and I thought I would try it out.  I had already downloaded…
,

So you want to be a therapist blogger

Have you ever thought to yourself, I love browsing blogs, I think I will start one? So how do you do it and what do you need to know to start? The first thing you need to do is to know why you want to blog, and what you want it to accomplish…
, , , , , , , , , , ,

iPad Chopsticks

It is no secret that I have an affinity for using chopsticks to work on developing high level fine motor control, and I figured out a way to use them with the iPad. I was playing a game on the iPad that requires pinching your fingers together,…
, , ,

Beginning to use the iPad in therapy and editing documents

iPads are very popular in both business and as a tool for therapy, so I have made the investment and plan on using it for all aspects of therapy. It takes time to find all the apps that do the work that I want to use the iPad for, so I started…
, ,

Renewing the love for therapy

When I started this blog almost two years ago, I was feeling a little lonely in my little therapy world.  i am an independent contractor, so I worked with kids and their parents, but not a lot with other therapists. I started the blog…