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Why Dot-To-Dot Letter Practice Slows Down Writing Speed and Legibility

Most workbooks feature dot-to-dot practice for writing letters.  They shouldn’t.  Why?  The answer is obvious if you know how to teach handwriting.  The biggest problem is that so few people understand how children learn to write, and what gets in their way. 506 more words

Occupational Therapy

Video: Throw

From Early Light Media’s passion project series, Throw tells the story of an outsider from East Baltimore, an area challenged by gang violence and poverty. 141 more words

Social Justice

Peace for the Immortal Sock Monkey

My friend Stevie made the sock monkey – a placid purple chap with chubby limbs and buttons for eyes. He seemed pretty satisfied with existence, but his deeper woes had gone unseen. 488 more words


Re-educating myself about self care -touching on OT principles!

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from our own actions.” – Dalai Lama.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but there seems to be so many misconceptions these days about the term ‘self-care’ and why/when we should utilise it. 633 more words

Occupational therapy for delirium management in elderly patients

Álvarez, E.A. et al. (2017) Journal of Critical Care. 37(2) pp. 85–90

Purpose: Delirium has negative consequences such as increased mortality, hospital expenses and decreased cognitive and functional status. 66 more words

02 (February 2017)

The Calm before the Storm

Every great storm has its own path in which it will create or destroy. With every storm we have to decide what we are going to look at what is coming. 218 more words

Occupational Therapy

Embrace the Power of Proprioception

Dr. Dad says, “Stop taking apart the couch!”

OT Mom says, “Not just yet. Stack those those cushions, kids!”

You may be wondering, what the heck is proprioception?

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Occupational Therapy