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August 2012 - Posts

A Pediatric Perspective

From Caseload to Workload
August 28, 2012 1:51 PM by Cecilia Cruse
In perfect alignment as I close out my August back to school series, I just read that AOTA will be having another virtual chat this week. This one is entitled Caseload to Workload Issues . As a contract therapist in the schools I was often asked the caseload Read More...
Medicaid Billing in School Based Practice
August 24, 2012 4:47 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Last week I had the great pleasure of giving a guest in-service for a team of school based OTs and PTs as part of a series of meetings during their back to school planning days. The speaker before me gave a review on this school system's Medicaid billing Read More...
Successful Strategies for a Collaborative Team Part 2
August 16, 2012 2:24 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Earlier this week I discussed the seminar I taught designed to help transition therapists from a medical to educational model. To continue with my ten tips for becoming a successful member of the educational team let's look at the last recommendations: Read More...
Successful Strategies for a Collaborative Team: Part 1
August 13, 2012 2:52 PM by Cecilia Cruse
For many years I taught a seminar entitled " Making the Grade in School Based Therapy ." The course was designed for OT's and PT's transitioning from a hospital or clinic setting to school based services. Understanding the differences between the medical Read More...
Friday Fun: Top 10 Reasons to Work in the School System
August 10, 2012 1:37 PM by Cecilia Cruse
August already!..which means back to school for many therapists employed in public/private school settings. In the spirit of David Letterman's Top Ten List, here are 10 fun reasons we work in schools: 10. You get to sit and work in those tiny little chairs! Read More...
Tummy Time Revisited
August 6, 2012 5:07 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Tere Bowen Irish wrote a powerful guest editorial for Advance last week on the importance of tummy time that is well worth reading (or re-reading!). Entitled Back to Sleep Tummy to Play (Advance 8/1/12) she recaps some of the sobering statistics of the Read More...


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