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March 2012 - Posts

A Pediatric Perspective

The Aha! Moment
March 30, 2012 9:05 AM by Jessica LaGrossa
This past week I had the great pleasure of attending the VA state Headstart Conference where I presented a workshop entitled 10 Terrific Tips for Great Fine Motor Skills . I had a ballroom full of teachers seemingly enthralled with the concepts of how Read More...
The Etch A Sketch Lives Again!
March 26, 2012 9:16 AM by Jessica LaGrossa
This week, in case you haven't heard, the Etch a Sketch is making a comeback! It all started a few days ago when an aide to one presidential hopeful used the Etch a Sketch as a metaphor for the change he felt his candidate would bring. In turn, other Read More...
Redshirting Isn’t Just for Football Anymore!
March 20, 2012 2:49 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
Holding back kindergarten eligible children with late month birthdays delays their school experience until age 6. This process known as "redshirting" is becoming an increasingly common practice in many school systems. Some parents and other advocates Read More...
What Do You Have in Your Therapy Bag?
March 15, 2012 11:35 AM by Cecilia Cruse
I travel a good bit with my job these days so am a frequent flyer with the airlines. Typically the in-flight magazines have a feature where they interview some movie star, CEO or savvy world traveler to ask them what they always carry in a flight bag. Read More...
What Color is Your Therapy?
March 11, 2012 6:19 PM by Cecilia Cruse
I had a nice comment from Andrea, a peds OT in Oceanside CA the other week in response to my blog on Sensory Integration Across the Lifespan . She was stating how important it is we look at the sensory environment of the individuals we are serving and Read More...
Are You Following the App of the Month?
March 5, 2012 11:27 AM by Cecilia Cruse
Ok so last week I know I was on a soapbox about smart technology possibly changing infant and child development milestones as we know it. On the flip side we know technology is here to stay and we all have certainly seen some of the benefits especially Read More...


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