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. One study interviewed parents about their perspectives of occupational therapy via … Read more

CDC Updated Milestones (2022) for Occupational Therapy Practice

Introduction The CDC has updated and revised the developmental milestone checklist for children on their website. The last update was almost 20 years ago from the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The updates are part of the Learn the Signs. Act Early program which was created in 2004 provides a free checklist of … Read more

Child Development Red Flags – Occupational Therapy Practice

Introduction Developmental problems in children can have lifelong implications on their health and wellbeing. Early detection of developmental problems provides an opportunity for early intervention by occupational therapy practitioners and the team. This provides the team with an opportunity to change the child’s developmental trajectory into a positive one that can promote their potential. Keep in … Read more

The Trifecta Approach to Tongue Ties

The Experience Having an infant with a tongue tie can be stressful. As breastfeeding has regained popularity as the method of choice for new moms over formula, a tongue may prevent an infant from properly nursing. Tongue ties themselves are not all the same. They come in varying levels of involvement, location, and barrier to … Read more

An Occupational Therapist’s Honest Opinion on the Snoo Bassinet (With Some Research) – Response to Another Occupational Therapist’s Opinion

An unbiased occupational therapist’s perspective.  The Snoo: Get it or Not? I like to do deep dives into my topics and always try to include some research from the literature. “From 2012 to 2014, CPSC received reports of 284 deaths among children younger than age five associated with, but not necessarily caused by, nursery products. … Read more

My Thoughts on Baby Walkers for Development

Baby Walker Featured

Background Should you get a baby walker for your little one? A google search showed that baby walkers were used as early as the 15th century in Europe. On the surface, it may seem like a helpful tool. Baby practices walking with the help of a device. It is like a training device right? Safety … Read more

Sensory Processing Disorder & Diagnosis – A Call for More EBP in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice

Sensory Processing Disorder Featured

EBP = Evidence-based practice Current SPD Trends Many OT students, as did I, learned about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in school. It is very much talked about and is very ‘OT’. I see many OT accounts on social media such as IG making content about SPD, selling products related to SPD, or using it as … Read more

Occupational Therapy Intervention for Children with ADHD with Cog-Fun EBP

Introduction The latest OT research for children with ADHD. Historically, medications were used to treat children with ADHD, but had side effects and were effective in some children. Alternative interventions such as Cog-Fun provide an alternative approach to treatment for children with ADHD so they can lead functional lives in school, home, and other natural … Read more

Digital Play vs. Traditional Play for Children

Digital Play vs Traditional Play

Digital play is becoming more popular for children with the expanding library of apps, video games, and technologies. So is digital play bad for children’s development, socialization, and mental health? Is traditional play going extinct or is it here to stay? Importance of Play Occupational therapists often stress the importance of play and playtime in … Read more