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A Pediatric Perspective

The Special in Special Needs
November 27, 2012 12:06 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Intrigued by a recent news clip, I have just started reading the memoir from actress Marianne Leone. Entitled Knowing Jesse: A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace and Everyday Bliss (the paperback edition released in 2011 is retitled Jesse: A Mother's Story Read More...
Making a Difference One Child at a Time
September 9, 2012 1:03 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Last evening at a party, I was reminded once again how thankful I am to be a pediatric OT. At a party you ask? Let me explain! Several months ago one of my neighbors shared with me that her son had been recently diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. He Read More...
Contemplating Change: What Would YOU Do?
July 23, 2012 12:24 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Recently I heard from two of my OT friends who each have their own private pediatric practices in two different parts of the country. Both have owned and managed their clinics successfully for many years. One is pondering a possible career change with Read More...
Yay for Yeah Dave!
June 28, 2012 11:05 AM by Cecilia Cruse
I love all things yoga and it seems many others do as well. As yoga practice moves more mainstream it has also been showing up as an effective treatment protocol for many kids with special needs (see Wendy's Pediatric Perspective Blog from last fall: Read More...
Some Very Special Fathers
June 14, 2012 6:01 PM by Cecilia Cruse
In my years as a clinic and school therapist, I have had the delightful privilege of meeting some amazing fathers of children with special needs. So, in honor and tribute for this Sunday's Father's Day here is a blog from Ellen Seidman at Love That Max Read More...
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...
Wishing everyone "enough" in the New Year ...
January 2, 2010 5:14 PM by Wendy Hof
I just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone "enough" in 2010. Enough? You ask, puzzled look on your face. Yes ... I reply - "enough" ... I wish for you enough sun to keep your attitude bright, ... enough rain to appreciate the sun more, ... enough Read More...
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...
A Personal View of Autism
May 8, 2009 9:02 AM by Wendy Hof
Working in the Birth-to-three population we work with a wide range of developmental disabilities and handicaps. Autism is one of the most challenging because... well, Autism is a mystery in many ways. There is no rhyme or reason right now which children Read More...


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