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  • The Weighted Vest Debate

    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. Several studies were posted supporting this that I'm listing here: ● Pilot Study of ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on September 26, 2014
  • April is Occupational Therapy Month – Celebrate!

    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 Awareness'' night and since I knew I wanted to do something in the healthcare field I ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on April 11, 2014
  • Beware! Private Practice Scam

    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 involves a proposed family who lives abroad but is interested in ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on January 27, 2013
  • In the Spirit of the Games

    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 you will agree. These blocks look like just the thing to work on fine motor/visual ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on July 27, 2012