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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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