Glass Half Full

“Picky eater” or “problem feeder”?

I can anecdotally tell you that picky eating is a parenting issue on the rise. As a therapist, I have multiple opinions as to where this trend comes from and as a parent, I know the stress this pattern can bring to a family. Thankfully, there are some straightforward things that can be done, both as a therapist or a parent, to begin the process of correcting this difficult pattern. Continue reading

Picky eating not picky reading (2)

The benefits of reading to young children are well documented for literacy development (Kuo et al. 2004) but what about eating development?!  Clinical practice shows that reading books about food may help young children engage in the process of eating … Continue reading

picky eating (1)

To help a picky eater you do NOT need to become a food artist…       OR creatively disguise veggies to look like the Mona Lisa (or…her brother?)…       In fact…you don’t even HAVE to spend HOURS … Continue reading

Easy peasy shoe tying

I had the pleasure of participating in the launch of our “I CAN…” classes yesterday at Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC!  I say “participating” because, 1) I wasn’t leading the class, which may have contributed to some of my pleasure given that … Continue reading

Gifts given

2013 has been a busy year at OTC! We have added staff (welcome again to Erin and soon to be introduced Laura), we have added space and services (a new treatment room has enabled mid-day, afterschool, and Saturday treatment slots), we have … Continue reading

Tactile Defensiveness (think steel wool)

Touch is powerful, to say the least. I am reminded daily of it’s power, both at home and in my work.  When the sense of touch goes wrong, it can be debilitating.  We rely on our sense of touch to … Continue reading

Read easier

I have been on a blog-cation.  I wish I could say that translates to mean”fun in the sun and lot’s of down-time” but instead, in my OT world it means “too busy with work and family commitments to spend time … Continue reading

Happy OT New Year!

Last year I began 2012 with a lofty resolution, to blog daily about inspirational things I encountered in my work.  I say lofty, not because I cease to be inspired on a daily basis, but because who the heck thought … Continue reading

“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
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