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The Weighted Vest Debate
September 26, 2014 1:45 PM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
A recent discussion arose in the " Pediatric Occupational Therapists " Facebook group about the usefulness of weighted vests. The writer posted that there are numerous studies showing weighted vests are not an effective intervention in the pediatric population. Read More...
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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...
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Telehealth Update
April 17, 2013 5:26 PM by Cecilia Cruse
This concept is popping up in my world again so just thought I would give an update on my blog from earlier this year on Telehealth . My sister is a clinical nurse specialist who works for a busy pediatric cardiology center. Her team is discussing how Read More...
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Beware! Private Practice Scam
January 27, 2013 3:37 PM by Cecilia Cruse
As I live in Florida, this informative blog from SLP Pamela Rowe who has a private practice in the Orlando area caught my attention recently. Seems there has been a couple of email scams circulating that are targeting private practice. One of the scenarios Read More...
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In the Spirit of the Games
July 27, 2012 1:14 PM by Cecilia Cruse
For the next few weeks many of us will be glued to our televisions (and laptops and tablets!) to view the Summer Olympic Games held in London. In the spirit of the games this innovative idea was too cute to pass up. Check out this SPORTOS clip and I think Read More...
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Avatars: The New Way to Learn Social Skills?
June 20, 2012 4:39 PM by Cecilia Cruse
I recently came across this Research Study ongoing here in Orlando at the University of Central Florida. UCF's Anxiety Disorders Clinic has teamed up with Virtually Better, an Atlanta based interactive technology company to develop a computer simulation Read More...
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The Magic of OT
January 14, 2011 7:48 AM by Wendy Hof
"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Magic wands don't always belong with black hats and rabbits. Sometimes they belong in hospitals where frail hands learn tricks and the magic 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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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 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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