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A Pediatric Perspective

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...
The Moore OK Tornado: One Brave School SLP’s Story
June 7, 2013 3:31 PM by Cecilia Cruse
I know this is a peds blog for OT, but as a profession, most of us work closely with our speech therapy comrades so when this came across my desk I knew I had to post it. Amy is a SLP working in a school that was recently hit by the devastating EF5 tornado Read More...
An Interesting Study on Toe Walking
October 27, 2012 10:30 AM by Cecilia Cruse
As OTs (and certainly our pediatric PT colleagues) we have all seen our share of kids that are toe walking with no history of any apparent medical disorder that would account for the problem such as CP or sequelae from a TBI. Termed Idiopathic Toe Walking Read More...
October is National PT Month!
October 3, 2012 9:37 AM by Cecilia Cruse
Ok I know this an OT blog, but last week I stopped in for an overview of the APTA's SoPAC (Section on Pediatrics) Annual Conference which was held at a Disney property hotel here in Orlando where I live. 400+ PT's all gathered for workshops, forums, poster 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...
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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