One Last Beach Trip

One Last Beach Trip

You can picture it in your mind. Sitting in your comfy beach chair, toes in the sand and beach waves crashing in the not too far distance. The sounds of your small children laughing with delight fill the air around you. Wait, what? That is not at all how it actually goes.

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When Should Students Get OT in Middle School?

When Should Students Get OT in Middle School?

I was compelled to write this because as an occupational therapist who works in the schools I know that there tends to be a philosophy (among therapists primarily) that once a child leaves elementary school that direct OT services tend to stop or be changed to...

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Willpower, the Super Power

Willpower, the Super Power

Willpower is a highly mental process that requires our brains to be “on.” As adults this is the word we tend to use for ourselves, but in children we tend to say self-control or self-regulation. Here are some things they say have an effect on willpower.

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How (Not) To Ask The “Naughty” Child About His Day

How (Not) To Ask The “Naughty” Child About His Day

Most of the time when we ask people, “How was your day?” we are asking about how they feel about their day, not about the choices they made that were good or bad. This is often different for children who have behavior issues at school.

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