Therapeutic Benefits of Bowling

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Have you ever thought about how bowling can be therapeutic and beneficial for kids? Today occupational therapist Cara Koscinski of PocketOT.com continues our series on the therapeutic benefits of recreational activities as she explains the therapeutic benefits of bowling! . . . . . Bowling is one of the oldest sports in existence and was even played by ...

Does Crawling Matter?: An Occupational Therapist Explores the Benefits of Crawling

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Welcome to PART 2 of my 3-part series on crawling! In Part 1, I discussed how crawling develops. If you haven't read Part 1 yet, I strongly suggest you go back and take a look at it by CLICKING HERE before continuing with this post. (You'll get to see some cute baby photos and video ...

Tips for Transitioning into a Career in Occupational Therapy from a Different Educational Path

Things to know and think about when considering the transition to a career in occupational therapy from another college major or educational path. #occupationaltherapy #pediOT

I often receive emails from college or grad school students who have discovered the field of occupational therapy and are freaking out for two reasons: 1) they are super excited about this new potential career and 2) they are really nervous and confused about whether they will need to change their major in order to ...

5 Things to Consider When Deciding on a Career in Occupational Therapy

5 important things to consider to help you decide whether a career in occupational therapy is for you! #OTguide #OTMonth

I receive many emails from individuals who are curious and interested in learning more about pursuing a career in occupational therapy. Questions range from personal (Is it possible to balance family life with a career in OT?) to professional (What is a "typical day" like as an OT?) to getting down into the nitty gritty details ...

How to Talk to Your Child’s Doctor about Your Sensory Concerns

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As a pediatric occupational therapist, it breaks my heart when I hear parents say something like, "I took my child to the pediatrician and I tried to tell them about all my sensory concerns, but they just brushed me off and told me my kid is just 'being a kid' and will grow out of ...

The Most Important Things You Need to Know about Becoming an Occupational Therapy Practitioner: A Guide for Prospective Students {E-Book Launch!}

Free e-book: The Most Important Things You Need to Know about Becoming an Occupational Therapy Practitioner: A guide for prospective students #OTguide #occupationaltherapy

Ever since I started MamaOT.com in 2012, I have consistently received emails from people who have discovered the field of occupational therapy and want to learn more about pursuing a career in OT. They either tend to be really excited, or really stressed out. And they want my help. They want to know what it’s like to be an ...

The 5 BEST Things About Being an Occupational Therapist

The 5 best things about being an occupational therapist! #OTMonth

Occupational therapy is a holistic profession. It helps people of all ages achieve their goals of being able to participate in the things they want and/or need to be able to do on a daily basis, which we call “occupations”. These occupation-based goals are met through a variety of ways, including through the therapeutic use ...

The school-based occupational therapy book EVERY school OT needs to know about!

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If you are a school-based OT or OT Assistant, or think you may someday work in the school-based OT setting, there is a book you NEED to know about! It's called The Occupational Therapist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices. The Occupational Therapist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices has transformed the way I think about my school-based practice. ...

Tips to Help Parents of Teens with Autism Prepare for High School and College

OT-inspired tips to help parents of teens with autism prepare for success in high school and college. #autism #OTtips

Today I am excited to feature guest blogger (and friend of mine), Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L. Bill recently had the amazing privilege of giving a TED talk at TedxGrandForks, and last year he was named Autism Parenting Magazine's "Top Occupational Therapist Writer" of 2014. I first met Bill in 2009 during our first week of OT school; then, ...

Simple Baby Play: Tissue Paper Kicking

Simple Baby Play

Today Occupational Therapist and owner of CanDo Kiddo, Rachel Coley, M.S., OTR/L, is here to share one of her many creative baby play activities. She also has a pretty awesome, one-of-a-kind product she has created to equip new parents to know how to play with their babies and promote healthy development in the first four months of life.  . ...