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April is Occupational Therapy Month – Celebrate!
April 11, 2014 9:32 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
I never set out to be part of the occupational therapy world. I started out in travel but as much as I loved traveling and helping others with their travel needs there was just something missing. The local community college offered a "Healthcare Career Read More...
A Grateful Farewell
July 21, 2013 11:08 AM by Cecilia Cruse
This will be my last post as your blogger for A Pediatric Perspective . It has been my great privilege and pleasure to be a part of the advance team of professionals and hopefully share relevant content with my peers. My goal was to inform, inspire, share Read More...
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...
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...
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...
Holistic Concepts: Treating the Whole Child
September 22, 2012 10:16 AM by Cecilia Cruse
Lately there seems to be a more targeted focus on holistic approaches to treatment. From articles to online therapy groups seems this is a relevant topic of discussion. Advance magazine for example has a current article entitled Holistic Occupational Read More...
Coming (really) Soon! Backpack Awareness Day
September 10, 2012 12:09 PM by Cecilia Cruse
September is just rushing by! I meant to get out this reminder earlier but there is still time to get in on the action if you act quickly! The 3 rd Wednesday in September of each year is designated Backpack Awareness Day so this year it falls next week Read More...
Best Practice for Private Practice
May 1, 2012 6:08 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Having a pediatric private practice these days is challenging! Networking at the AOTA conference last week as well as an informal polling among my OT friends/colleagues who own their clinics it seems many therapists face tougher reimbursement issues these Read More...
See you in Indy?!
April 24, 2012 11:41 AM by Cecilia Cruse
This week approximately 4,000 OT's (including me!) are descending on downtown Indianapolis for AOTA's 92nd Annual Conference and Expo . Of course the conference covers all specialty areas, but note there are well over 100 topics on pediatrics that include Read More...
Workload vs. Caseload in School Based Practice
April 16, 2012 4:35 PM by Cecilia Cruse
This past week I attended and lectured at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference ( CEC ) in Denver CO. Once again I am humbled and awed by the work that our general and special education teachers do on a daily basis for students with special Read More...
Tuesday Tidbit - Don't forget ... April is OT Month!
April 23, 2008 7:55 AM by Wendy Hof
It's that time of year again for all OT's, COTA's and Occupational Therapy students to promote and to share the importance of Occupational Therapy. We are in the profession that is so commonly misunderstood. Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy are fairly Read More...


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