Glass Half Full

A tiny tribute

Inspiration can be found in many places and in many people.  My father-in-law is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met.  He passed away this weekend and he will be missed forever.  Why am I writing about … Continue reading

Enter…the “hug”

Why do hugs work to help us feel better?  Scientifically speaking, our skin has different types of receptors; two of which detect light touch and deep touch, respectively. Our light touch receptors provide an alerting response (think tickle effect) and … Continue reading

The new “Core”

I never cease to be amazed by the parents I encounter in my work.  Last night I presented to the local chapter of the Autism Society of America.  I was asked to present on the topic of low tone and … Continue reading

Do kids need to crawl?

The topic of “crawling” keeps coming up in my personal and professional happenings, and I continue to get questions like, “Should my child crawl and for how long?”  “Is it bad if they don’t crawl?” “I didn’t crawl and I’m … Continue reading

Mainstream Monday – “I need/want an iPad”

I have never been a technology for technology’s sake, kind of person.  As an OT, I’ve definitely promoted more good ole’ fashioned, battery-free, down and dirty play in the mud kind of fun. It’s what’s best for our brains and … Continue reading

Build Skills with Blocks and The Dancing Bear!

One of the priorities I have for my new practice is to build partnerships with existing agencies to make advanced skills and specialized assessments more available to more people.  One of my favorite new projects is working with the Dancing … Continue reading

Halloween Hauntings becomes my own advice

This time of year for me is always a challenge. The novelty of the new back to school routines have vanished, homework and school activities are in full swing, and the combination of fall and Halloween festivities feels somewhat chaotic.  … Continue reading

Raising a Glass!

I would like to think I view the world and my work as an Occupational Therapist (OT) with a “glass half full” philosophy, but I have to admit that I often get focused on the negative and see my own … 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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