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COTA/L to OT/R – Decisions, Decisions
January 24, 2014 9:39 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
On a personal note, I have been working at a COTA/L since 2003 when I graduated from Bay Path College's weekend COTA program. It was a wonderful program that allowed me to work full time and attend college on the weekends. It was hard work but with the Read More...
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Therapist, Mother, Writer, Advocate, Friend
September 11, 2013 9:14 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
I wanted to take today's blog to share with you a little bit about who I am, where I've come from, and where I'm hoping to go. I'm hoping this little insight may make you feel a little more comfortable in asking for advice, sharing your stories, or just 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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Welcome to December and the return of the Pediatric Perspective blog
December 1, 2010 10:18 PM by Wendy Hof
"How did it get so late so soon? Its night before it's afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?" ~Dr. Seuss OK, raise of hands, how many people were caught by surprise that it's already Read More...
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Tuesday Tidbit - OT once again makes US News & World Report best careers in 2009
March 2, 2010 9:42 PM by Wendy Hof
Once again Occupational Therapy has made the top career list for 2009 . Yay us!!! There is even mention of how Occupational Therapists are now being used as consultants for building developers. We've come a long way baby!! The article reports that the Read More...
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2 Years and still a little clueless ..
February 21, 2010 10:15 PM by Wendy Hof
It's hard to believe it's been two years since I started writing this blog. I had read somewhere that the average blog life is about 18 months before the blog is abandoned. This is a long time to try and think of new and interesting things to share. I'm Read More...
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Tuesday Tidbits - Feeding & Oral Motor Classes
January 19, 2010 11:37 AM by Wendy Hof
With a new year upon us and with many of us having had to renew our licenses and/or certifications I thought it might be a good idea to share a list of classes in the area of feeding & oral motor to help with our CEU requirements. In the coming weeks Read More...
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Tuesday Tidbit - The Spit Cup
October 19, 2009 11:42 PM by Wendy Hof
When it comes to picky eaters one of the biggest challenges we have as therapists is getting the child to even taste something. There is, of course, an entire protocol to getting a sensory defensive child to allow food to be 1) in the room, 2) on the Read More...
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One word: "support"
October 7, 2009 12:03 PM by Wendy Hof
No matter who you are or what you do I truly believe that the one word that can help each and everyone of us through the challenges we may face in our lives is the word "support". Think about it. When you are having a tough day, when everything seems Read More...
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Learning to Use a Straw - Honey Bear Cup vs Juice Box
September 2, 2009 11:17 PM by Wendy Hof
One of the things that interested me the most about becoming an Occupational Therapist was that we could look outside the box when it came to figuring out how to help the people we worked with. I loved how OT's are considered to be creative and innoventive Read More...
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Pediatric Jobs ...
August 21, 2009 11:27 AM by Wendy Hof
Thanks so much to everyone who responded via email and messages. I'm glad to see that what is being reported by the media is also what we are all seeing out in the "real world". Here in CT jobs in SNF are still the most available type of OT jobs out there Read More...
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A Couple Quick Questions ...
August 2, 2009 11:10 PM by Wendy Hof
I apologize for disappearing for a couple months but I am now back and will be working on getting the Pediatric Perspective back to twice a week blog entries. I thought I would start off with a couple questions I have been wondering about and I am hoping Read More...
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Oral Motor & Feeding Info
May 8, 2008 9:05 AM by Wendy Hof
Back in February I had posted a blog listing some helpful oral motor sites & articles and Samana Khan had left me a comment asking if I knew of any good oral motor/feeding courses. I would like to apologize to Samana first for taking so long to respond Read More...
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Tuesday Tidbits: Inspirational Stories
April 30, 2008 8:13 AM by Wendy Hof
Today's tidbits are links to something we all need to be reminded of from time to time. When you work with children you quickly come to learn that with all the goals met and challenges overcome from time to time you also come across the case that ends Read More...
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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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