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Why do we want COVID-19 patients in a prone position?

Lyndsay Laxton, OTR/L, Julia Smith, MS, OTR/L

August 5, 2020

Why do we want COVID-19 patients in a prone position?   Read More


Can you give an example of a pediatric treatment provided via telehealth, the session length, and how much parents need to be involved?

Aditi Mehra, DHS, OTR/L

May 1, 2020

Can you give an example of a pediatric treatment provided via telehealth? What is the typical length of the session? How much do the parents need to be involved?   Read More


Risk Factors for Motor Delays

Jessica McMurdie, OTR/L

January 3, 2020

What are the risk factors for motor delays?   Read More


Handwriting Expectations for 4th Grade and Beyond

Marina Scott, MS, OTR/L

October 1, 2019

What are 4th grade and beyond expectations for handwriting?   Read More


DIR/Floortime Model

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

September 4, 2019

What is the DIR/Floortime model?   Read More


Building Healthy Brains: Sensory Strategies for Optimal Brain Function & Postural Concerns

Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

October 1, 2018

Do you see a connection between emotional regulation issues and sensory processing disorders?   Read More


Benefits of Infant Massage for Both Child and Caregiver

Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500

September 1, 2018

What are the benefits of infant massage? Can it be used with children with special needs?   Read More

Dysgraphia in Children

Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

August 1, 2018

What is dysgraphia and how can occupational therapy practitioners help?   Read More



Barbara Smith, MS, OTR/L

July 1, 2018

Why should we utilize hippotherapy?   Read More


Social Learning

Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L

June 1, 2018

What are the core competencies of social learning?   Read More


Sensory Profile 2: What's New And What Stayed The Same?

Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

April 1, 2018

What's new with the Sensory Profile 2 compared to the original Sensory Profile? Also, my clinic still utilizes the first version, how much longer will the original be available?   Read More


Community Mobility for Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Wendy Stav, Ph.D., OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA

January 1, 2018

1. When you said not to put a car seat near an airbag, does that include side airbags too?2. Do you recommend older children take off their coats if they are in booster or regular seatbelts? 3. Most b...   Read More


Activities of Daily Living in Children and Adolescents with Spina Bifida: Developmental Considerations

Rachel Galant, MSNM, OTR/L, Debbie Victor, OTD, OT/L

February 20, 2017

Have you done executive functioning tests to assess struggling adolescents? If so, are there trends with this group? Also, do you run any social groups?   Read More


What is an Orthosis?

Jared Howell, MS, CPO, LPO

September 22, 2015

What is an orthosis?   Read More


Why is Letter Tracing Not Thought to be Effective in Teaching Motor Plans?

Helene Gillespie, Ph.D., OTR/L

August 24, 2015

Why is tracing around letters not thought to be effective in teaching motor plans?   Read More


Do You Recommend Physical Activity in the Classroom?

Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

March 23, 2015

Do you recommend physical activity in the classroom?   Read More


Recommendations for Power Wheelchair Training with Pediatric Client with Inconsistent Problem-Solving?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 18, 2015

I have a student who is seven years old. We trialed the power wheelchair with the joystick. She was able to understand cause-and-effect, stop and go, and directional concepts. Following directions...   Read More


Do You Use a Cognitive and/or Vision Screen Prior to Trying Power Wheelchairs?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 12, 2015

Do you use a cognitive and/or vision screen prior to trying power wheelchairs?   Read More


What Are Some of the Benefits of Infant Massage?

Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, CIMI

November 17, 2014

What are some of the benefits of infant massage?   Read More


Should we use direct statements with children with autism?

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

September 30, 2014

Should we use direct statements with children with autism?   Read More