Guest Posting

Got a great tip or trick to share? Want to write a guest post for Mama OT?

One of my favorite things to do as an OT is to collaborate with other professionals to bring a well-rounded, holistic approach to supporting and caring for kiddos. So why not do the same thing here on the blog?

If you are a therapist, medical professional, or teacher, and are interested in sharing your expertise and passion with some awesome readers, then I’d love to have you guest post on Mama OT!

Send an email to mamaotblog [at] gmail [dot] com, pitch me your idea, and we’ll see what we can work out. Looking forward to hearing from you!

***Note: I do not accept proposals for guest posts from freelance writers looking to gain online exposure and a free link back to their site, or from those whose emails appear to be spammy. Sorry.

15 thoughts on “Guest Posting

  1. I am a pediatric OT looking for healthy ideas for crunchy/chewey foods that are not candy or gum, beyond carrot sticks/apples. Let me know if you have any good ideas for 2 1/2 year olds.

    • Good question Lisa. That’s a tricky one, especially for kids who are picky eaters. Off the top of my head & of varying degrees of crunchy/chewy/healthy are: pretzel rods, pita chips, fruit leather, organic fruit snacks, dried fruit (apricots, raisins, craisins, banana chips which can be high in fat so watch out) & beef/turkey jerky. If you’re looking to give proprioceptive input to the mouth, you could also try straws (either sucking or blowing). Drinking thicker liquids like milk, smoothie, milkshake, or sugar-free pudding is good. And playing games or doing art by blowing through straws also provides a lot of heavy input orally. Hope this helps & let me know what the child ends up liking, I’d love to hear!

  2. I am pediatric OT. I have 8 years old children with motoric delay. Before get in the home therapy, he took anti-anxiety drugs. My question? That drugs can make his motoric problem?

    • You would probably have to look into the possible side effects of the previous drug and perhaps follow-up with the physician who prescribed it in order to gather more info, if you are allowed to do so.

  3. I am a pediatric OT and work in the school setting. It has been a challenge for me to teach left-handed kids to use spaces between their words as they struggle to jump over the strategies we normally use (like finger spacers, popsicle sticks and paperclips). Any suggestions or strategies that some of you may have tried and used will be helpful. Thanks,

  4. I am a pediatric OT and have a 2 week old. She will not sleep in her crib and has been sleeping in a rock and play. What are your thoughts on sleeping in a rock and play on motor development. My thoughts are that sleeping on their backs in crib offer more opportunity for motor movements than a rock and play.

  5. I love your site, MamaOT! I’m a pediatric and prenatal chiro who frequently co-manages with OTs and I send many patients to your site. Thank YOU!

  6. Hi, I’m an OTA student, and LOVE your website! I’m an OTA student working on a Hi-Low project, and was wondering (before I buy everything), if you’ve ever made the play dough with rice flour, so kids with wheat allergies could use it?


  7. I found this information to be one of the best, most informative, and understandable text I have ever read on the subject of sensory! Thank you so much for this information! I am a teacher just beginning to work with preschool and pre-k children with autism. I have been a special education teacher for 28 years but the type of class I am now teaching is rather new to me. Your article was wonderful and answered many of my questions. I even ordered two of the books suggested. I am feeling a little less uneasy about teaching this children now as I have a little more understanding of the various sensory needs they have. Thank you so very much!

  8. I have a 3 year old that thrives on ‘hard work’. She is currently having issues with pulling other’s hair at school. When she gets upset/overwhelmed at home, she will often crash her body into mine or pull my hair. I think she is just craving that hard sensory input to help her settle. Do you have any suggestions for a hard work tool or strategy that could easily travel between home and school? I’ve considered a stress ball but she is also very oral and I’m quite certain that she would chew on it. I make sure that she has opportunities for hard work activities throughout the day, but I think we are just needing something extra for when she is upset. Thanks!

    I’m new to your site; loving all of the info!

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