Get ready to breathe new life into your occupational therapy (OT) sessions! Whether you’re an OT working in a healthcare setting or a school-based OT, connecting with other professionals through blogs is a great way to gather new ideas and gain perspective when challenges arise. There are quite a few passionate bloggers out there sharing… Read More »
OTs – Activities
Learn about the benefits of crafting in this article written by CNN health writer Jacque Wilson. Wilson explores how crafting activities such as knitting, also double as cognitive exercises that can produce therapeutic effects similar to meditation. Read full article here. Judging by the popularity of crafting boards on Pinterest, it’s safe to say most therapists… Read More »
We found this great series on the Center for Pediatric Therapy’s blog…. ’10 Ways to Play With…’. Each post, they share 10 different ways to play with common, household items like, blankets and pillows! Read more here.
This app has been getting lots of attention… It’s called, See.Touch.Learn. It’s a learning system that is capable of replacing traditional flash cards in education. You can create your own custom flash cards using the app’s libraries, or use your own photos from your Camera Roll or Photo Stream! SLPs, OTs, and PTs, LOVE See.Touch.Learn! Have you… Read More »
Whether or not you have a Facebook or Twitter account, we’re willing to bet you’ve heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But how beneficial was the challenge to ALS? Did people become more educated about the disease? Did they take time to donate to the cause? Read the full story here. Were you nominated… Read More »
We found this video while perusing TED, and found it so inspiring – definitely a “feel-good” story! Mario, a 10-day-old baby boy, suffers a perinatal stroke and loses functioning in the entire left side of his body. Follow the family through their journey to help Mario regain full functioning. Watch the TED talk here.
Summer’s not over yet! Here are 10 outdoor activities to help develop a child’s gross motor skills from the Friendship Circle.
Low vision can have a huge impact on a person’s quality of life. But Occupational Therapist, JoAnn Wright, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, FAOTA, is working hard to find ways for her patients to live their live’s to the fullest. Read more about how Dr. Wright uses occupational therapy to benefit low vision patients. (Dr. JoAnn Wright is… Read More »
Autism. Boom. Right off the bat, you knew exactly what I was talking about. An image may have popped into your head of an awareness ribbon covered in yellow, blue, and red puzzle pieces. But what about Angelman Syndrome? That probably doesn’t ring any bells for you. Angelman Syndrome causes a variety of physical and… Read More »
Hello therapists! Have you heard of Yapp Guru yet? It’s website that has expert and communal reviews of therapy apps! Their goal is to declutter the giant market of apps for therapy and help therapists (such as yourself) find the very best ones. We share so many apps on our social media channels, like Facebook,… Read More »