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  • Tummy Time Revisited

    Tere Bowen Irish wrote a powerful guest editorial for Advance last week on the importance of tummy time that is well worth reading (or re-reading!).   Entitled Back to Sleep Tummy to Play  (Advance  8/1/12) she recaps some of the sobering statistics of the amount of time babies from birth to 2 now spend in a car seat (500 hours ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on August 6, 2012
  • Some Promising Grants

    I am often asked if I know of any good grant opportunities specific to kids with special needs. My wish would be to have a full time grant researcher/writer at my fingertips as both searching for then applying for funds can be a daunting task.  For now, this concept will have to stay as just that...a wish, but I did come across a couple of ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on July 15, 2012
  • Tuesday Tidbit - Nuk brush 2 ~ local sightings ~

    In an earlier blog post I had spoken about the usefulness of the Nuk Brush and listed several places that sell it.  The sites I listed were therapy sites as that was the only place I have been able to find them.  Until now, that is.  Last Friday I was in a local Toys R Us store, browsing the aisles on my way to the play-doh ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on March 9, 2010
  • Tuesday Tidbit - OT once again makes US News & World Report best careers in 2009

    Once again Occupational Therapy has made the top career list for 2009.  Yay us!!!   There is even mention of how Occupational Therapists are now being used as consultants for building developers.  We've come a long way baby!! The article reports that the majority of OT's work in hospitals and home health care companies and ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on March 2, 2010
  • 2 Years and still a little clueless ..

    It's hard to believe it's been two years since I started writing this blog.  I had read somewhere that the average blog life is about 18 months before the blog is abandoned.  This is a long time to try and think of new and interesting things to share.  I'm lucky though, I love my job and I love writing.  I feel I am ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on February 21, 2010
  • Sensory Overload & Santa

    Recently I received an email from one of the families I work with who has a young 3yr old child who has sensory integration challenges.  This wee one gets overloaded very easily when it comes to new people or new places or new anything.  Mom and Dad thought it would be nice this past weekend to take the kids to meet and have pictures ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on December 21, 2009
  • One word: "support"

    No matter who you are or what you do I truly believe that the one word that can help each and everyone of us through the challenges we may face in our lives is the word ''support''.   Think about it.  When you are having a tough day, when everything seems to go wrong or everything you try and do just doesn't work the way you want it ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on October 7, 2009