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A Pediatric Perspective

DSM-5 Debut
May 30, 2013 3:37 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Well, it’s like it or not it’s official. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ( DSM-5 ) was released earlier this month. This edition has been controversial because of the changes made in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and what it includes Read More...
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Weighted Blankets: What Do We Know?
May 28, 2013 6:12 PM by Cecilia Cruse
As a peds therapist and on staff expert for an equipment company for special needs, I do get asked periodically for more resources on weighted blankets. There have been some well-known published studies on weighted vests including Fertel-Daly et all on Read More...
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Golf & Gangs
May 10, 2013 11:30 AM by Cecilia Cruse
This title from a recent Advance Article caught my attention. As a golf enthusiast (where my score does not yet reflect my passion for the game!) and with May being Mental Health Awareness Month I found the topic timely and fascinating. Basically a group Read More...
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Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
May 7, 2013 1:30 PM by Cecilia Cruse
I was glad to see this pop up on my radar. This Thursday May 9th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day . With our 24/7 news and social media feed these days it just seems as if there is a barrage of attention lately focused on escalating Read More...
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AOTA Conference Recap Part 2
May 2, 2013 4:23 PM by Cecilia Cruse
I sat in on a great short course for Children and Youth last week at the AOTA conference. Entitled Finding Our Niche in RtI , instructors Joyce Salis, OTD, OTR/L and Janet Bucey, OTR/L did a super job of explaining OT’s role in the RtI process at each Read More...
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