One simple trick for improving kids’ self-dressing skills

One simple trick for improving kids

Much of what I do as an occupational therapist aims to help children improve their independence in what we call Activities of Daily Living (ADL). While this includes a vast array of skills, one common activity I frequently address is the task of self-dressing. Sometimes kids are very set on dressing and undressing themselves, and ...

7 tips for making tummy time a little less…um…miserable.

Ahhh, tummy time. If you've spent any amount of time around babies or grown-ups who care for them in the last few years, then I'm sure you've heard at least a little about this topic. Tummy time -- as the name clearly indicates -- is time awake that a baby spends on his, um, tummy. ...

Welcome to Mama OT!

Well hello there! My name is Christie. I’m a California-based mom and occupational therapist with a background in gymnastics, psychology, and education. I’m so glad you’ve taken a moment to check out this blog! I became a mama in 2011 and then, three months later, I began my career as a pediatric occupational therapist (OT). Thus, ...