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Update on Budget Cuts: Are They Impacting Your Peds Practice?
March 29, 2013 11:12 AM by Cecilia Cruse
Last September I posted a blog about the BCA (Budget Control Act) and the impending cuts that would take effect. Now with the lack of a deal by our politicians, the resulting sequestration which calls for $1.2 trillion across the board budget cuts over Read More...
More Updates on DSM-5
December 16, 2012 1:33 PM by Cecilia Cruse
In addition to the exclusion of the SPD diagnosis which I blogged about last week , there are more changes to the upcoming DSM-5 which recently received final revision and approval. Most notable are the sweeping changes to the autism diagnosis. To summarize Read More...
SPD Excluded from DSM- 5
December 7, 2012 12:31 PM by Cecilia Cruse
I received an email earlier this week from Dr. Lucy Miller and her work at the SPD Foundation. Sadly, the final revisions for the DSM-5 have been made and the SPD diagnosis will not be included in this edition. I can hear the collective sighs from therapists Read More...
iPad as a Reasonable Accommodation?
November 19, 2012 5:08 PM by Cecilia Cruse
As many of us head out this week on travels for the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought you might find this story from a few months ago food for thought on your journey. Seems there was an incident aboard an airline flight where a teen was asked to turn off Read More...
Reflections on Early Childhood Educators
November 14, 2012 12:27 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Last week I attended the National Association of Young Children (NAEYC) annual conference held in Atlanta, GA. Thousands of Early Childhood (EC) educators, administrators and other related support staff were in attendance this year. In my interactions Read More...
Sequestration: A Political No Win for Our Kids with Special Needs
September 4, 2012 3:05 PM by Cecilia Cruse
I have to admit, that even a few months ago the word sequestration was not even in my vocabulary. Now it seems, with politics getting more acrimonious as we speed toward the November election, this word has (or should!) become our battle cry for the children 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...


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