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  • Gift Ideas for Children with Special Needs

    Well it's that time of year again. The holidays are right around the corner. As a Birth-to-Three provider I am often asked if I have any suggestions on what gifts would be appropriate for the children I work with. My first suggestion is to think about what interests their child the most. What makes their face light up, what might ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on November 7, 2013
  • Is Kindergarten the New 1st Grade?

    Last week I presented at another conference for early childhood educators.  Entitled 10 Terrific Tips for DAP Fine Motor Skills the workshop  covered  important sensory and motor components needed for developing  good hand skills.  (See my blog from last spring on the AHA! Moment).  The room was packed and ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on February 19, 2013
  • Born Addicted

    This past week I was catching up with a dear friend and colleague who works the NICU in a busy urban acute care hospital.  Her role as an OT has shifted as she responds to a growing trend in the US: that the number of newborns showing symptoms of withdrawal from opioids including prescription pain killers like Vicodin and Oxycontin have ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on February 10, 2013
  • Top 5 Blog Posts for 2012

    As my year as your peds blogger comes to a close, I thought I would give you a rundown of the top 5 most popular posts.   5.  Weighing in at the fifth spot was the final update on the DSM-5 due out next May: SPD Excluded from DSM-5. 4. The AJOT published study on Speed and Legibility with Pencil Grasp had some surprising ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on December 29, 2012