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April 2013 - Posts

A Pediatric Perspective

AOTA Conference Recap
April 30, 2013 11:13 AM by Cecilia Cruse
I was thrilled to be at the AOTA conference last week in San Diego. This is the first time in many years that I have gone just as an attendee/participant and it was both insightful and delightful to sit in on courses, go to poster sessions and network Read More...
Recess Resources
April 23, 2013 4:16 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Continuing on our Earth Day adventures with the theme of getting outside one of my fellow colleagues who is a former PE instructor sent me a great blog from peds OT Loren Shlaes. Entitled Why Kids Need Recess and PE for Academic Success it is an open Read More...
Is Nature Deficit Disorder on the Rise in Children?
April 19, 2013 3:11 PM by Cecilia Cruse
With Earth Day this Monday (4/22/13) it seemed appropriate to bring up this topic. No NDD is not an official medical diagnosis, but a description of “human alienation from nature.” Upon the recommendation of a trusted OT friend, I have just downloaded Read More...
Telehealth Update
April 17, 2013 5:26 PM by Cecilia Cruse
This concept is popping up in my world again so just thought I would give an update on my blog from earlier this year on Telehealth . My sister is a clinical nurse specialist who works for a busy pediatric cardiology center. Her team is discussing how Read More...
COTAs in School Based Practice
April 12, 2013 4:51 PM by Cecilia Cruse
I read Jennifer’s recent blog entitled Defending COTAs a few weeks ago and it got me thinking about this from a pediatric perspective. As an OTR I have worked with some wonderful COTAs in a hospital setting, but not in school based practice so I thought Read More...
Teachers Are My Heroes!
April 5, 2013 9:16 AM by Cecilia Cruse
This week I am in lovely San Antonio, TX for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) conference. Around 3,500+ special education teachers and administers as well as related support service professionals are in attendance for this annual event. Common Read More...


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