Treatment Idea: Wheelbarrow walking for heavy work

Treatment Idea: Wheelbarrow walking for heavy work

Wheelbarrow walking for heavy work isn’t a new concept. But I am excited about a way I thought of to make it very concrete and even fun! Presenting my new wheelbarrow walking mat: This is my fancier laminated version, since

Online Calculators for Therapists

Online Calculators for Therapists

I used to be pretty good at math. But somewhere along the way (probably while memorizing the origin, insertion, action, and innervation of every muscle in my anatomy class), those areas of my brain that used to be good at

OT Resolutions for the New Year

Happy New Year! Hopefully you’ve survived the first week back and are getting back into the swing of things. I’ve kind of given up on personal resolutions for the New Year, but I did make some OT-related ones. This 2014,

Putting Chewy Tubes on a Lanyard

Putting Chewy Tubes on a Lanyard

Today’s post isn’t exactly a treatment idea, but it’s a great tip to have up your sleeve. Most people thread yarn or a string through the “T” part of a Chewy Tube, but that’s often the part the child likes

What to do (and what NOT to do) at an AOTA Conference

I’ve been to the AOTA conference three times in the past 9 years, and each time I get a better and better experience. I always feel rejuvenated and excited about my job after I attend. But there is one big

Happy OT month!

  Happy OT month! I’m running a little late to the OT month party, I am still working on an OT infographic that people can share and post. In the meantime, I’ll leave you a link to a great Youtube

Treatment Idea: Geometric Heart Activity (FREE template)

Treatment Idea: Geometric Heart Activity (FREE template)

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the look out for crafts that involve cutting only on straight lines. I saw a post on Oleander & Palm that inspired me to use the same idea for the kids

Treatment Idea: Clay Hearts

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I’ve been on the look out for fun and therapeutic crafts to celebrate the season. Here’s a fairly simple and fun one: making hearts out of small balls of modeling clay. Just roll small

NBCOT now offers ProQuest access

Great news for OTs who keep up with their NBCOT certification! I just found out there will be a new benefit available through NBCOT. We will now be able to use the ProQuest database to search for and access journal

Treatment Idea: Finger isolation

Tuesday’s Treatment Idea One of my colleagues at work (Hi, Katrina!) excitedly shared with me a treatment idea that finally captured her kiddo’s attention and got him to isolate his index finger. I don’t know about you, but it’s always