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A Pediatric Perspective

Using Assessments in School Based Practice
March 15, 2013 12:22 PM by Cecilia Cruse
One of the most challenging skills, I think, for OTs and PTs who make the transition from a medical to educational service model is understanding and implementing assessments correctly. In an outpatient or rehab setting, for example, we get used to completing Read More...
From Caseload to Workload
August 28, 2012 1:51 PM by Cecilia Cruse
In perfect alignment as I close out my August back to school series, I just read that AOTA will be having another virtual chat this week. This one is entitled Caseload to Workload Issues . As a contract therapist in the schools I was often asked the caseload Read More...
Successful Strategies for a Collaborative Team: Part 1
August 13, 2012 2:52 PM by Cecilia Cruse
For many years I taught a seminar entitled " Making the Grade in School Based Therapy ." The course was designed for OT's and PT's transitioning from a hospital or clinic setting to school based services. Understanding the differences between the medical Read More...
Friday Fun: Top 10 Reasons to Work in the School System
August 10, 2012 1:37 PM by Cecilia Cruse
August already!..which means back to school for many therapists employed in public/private school settings. In the spirit of David Letterman's Top Ten List, here are 10 fun reasons we work in schools: 10. You get to sit and work in those tiny little chairs! Read More...
Check Out this Quick Video for Building Hand Strength!
February 16, 2012 4:31 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Just thought I would share this helpful clip I found awhile back. I present regularly at conferences and in-services for teachers and as an OT, am always asked how to help students with skills like cutting and handwriting. We all know that good fine motor Read More...
August Brings Back To School Strategies ...
August 8, 2011 1:31 AM by Wendy Hof
I can't believe how quickly this summer is flying by. I do remember as a child my parents would always say that as you get older the time flies by much quicker but I never believed it. How could time go by faster? What did my parents know any way? LOL Read More...
May 5, 2011 11:06 AM by Wendy Hof
Well it's just about that time of the year again. Time for parents, therapists, teachers and school administrators to get involved in the process of assuring all the necessary goals, objectives, therapies, and special accommodations are in place for those Read More...


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