Myth: Is Occupational Therapy Evidence-Based?

Occupational therapy is a health profession that helps individuals achieve their goals and participate in the occupations that are meaningful to them. Occupational therapists (OTs) use a variety of interventions, including exercises, adaptive equipment, and modifications to the environment, to enable individuals to engage in these activities despite any physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges they … Read more

How do I find a qualified occupational therapist for my child?

Question How do I find a qualified occupational therapist for my child? Finding an OT Ask your pediatrician or other healthcare provider for recommendations. They may have experience working with occupational therapists in your area and can provide you with a list of qualified practitioners. Check with your insurance provider. They may have a list … Read more

Pros and Cons of Pediatric Telehealth Occupational Therapy for Parents

About Telehealth for Pediatric OT Telehealth, or the use of technology to deliver health care remotely, can be an effective way to provide pediatric occupational therapy services. Research has shown that telehealth can be effective in the delivery of occupational therapy services for children.1  One study interviewed parents about their perspectives of occupational therapy via … Read more

Top 10 Questions to Ask if Considering Working with a Pediatric Occupational Therapist

About Pediatric Occupational Therapy A pediatric occupational therapist can be beneficial for children who are experiencing difficulty with daily activities such as self-care, play, and school work. If your child is having difficulty with fine motor skills (such as handwriting), gross motor skills (playing in the playground), sensory processing (functioning in various environments), or coordination, … Read more

How Occupational Therapy Can Help for Breast Cancer Survivors

Occupational therapy can play an important role in helping breast cancer survivors regain their physical and emotional well-being. Occupational therapists can work with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that focus on addressing the specific needs and goals of each individual (female or male). This can include exercises to help improve range of motion and … Read more

FAQ: How Occupational Therapy Can Help Adults with Autism

Q: How can occupational therapy help adults with autism? Q: How is occupational therapy different for adults than children? Q: Can occupational therapy help with employment? Q: What areas do occupational therapists work with for adults who have autism? Q: Is occupational therapy for adults successful? Q: Do adults with autism benefit from a combined … Read more

Occupational Therapy for Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba Syndrome

Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba Syndrome (BRRS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors called lipomas, along with small benign tumors called angiomas and other symptoms such as developmental delays and intellectual disabilities. It is considered an overgrowth syndrome. BRRS is caused by mutations in a gene, which plays a role in regulating cell … Read more

Occupational Therapy for Aarskog Syndrome

Aarskog Syndrome (AS) is also known as Aarskog-Scott Syndrome or less commonly, Facio-digito-genital Syndrome or Faciogenital Dysplasia. AS is a rare condition that affects predominantly males. It affects development and is characterized by abnormalities in the face, skeleton, and genitals. General features include short stature, webbed appearance of hands and feet, hyperflexible joints, short and … Read more

Top Tips to Improve Handwriting by an Occupational Therapist

Using this list, try different combinations of these tips. Some may work better than others, some may make your handwriting worse. Everyone is different and had their own unique strengths. While writing left handed can be difficult, many people are able to do it functionally and with less frustration. Should you switch and write with … Read more