Occupational Therapy is often pretty tough to explain to people because of what it’s called. It honestly sounds like an OT is someone who can help you get a job. But the core of what OT is all about is actually defined by its title. An OT is tasked with using a person’s “occupation” toContinue reading “2/8: What on Earth is a Child’s Occupation”
Parents often look at me like I’m crazy when I ask how their three year old is with a pair of scissors. Totally understandable. But cutting goals are hands down some of my favorite goals to write. There are so many things going on when a child cuts with a pair of scissors. On aContinue reading “Cutting With Scissors: An Underrated Skill”
1/24/22The Tactile System: Did you know that the tactile system develops as early as Week 5 in utero? Our tactile system is important because it provides us with information about light touch, temperature, pain, and pressure and guide how we perceive and interact with our environment. Our skin is the physical barrier between us andContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Touch”
1/18/2022 Hi! I’m Taffta and I wear many hats. Not only am I a mom of three, but I am an occupational therapist and owner of Best Practices Behavior & Occupational Therapy and We Rock the Spectrum The Woodlands, and together with my husband, Dustin, we offer PEERS In The Woodlands, an intensive 14 weekContinue reading “Introducing Tuesday Tips”
Did you know that a large percentage of females on the spectrum are often undiagnosed, misdiagosed, and/or diagnosed at a later age than their male counterparts? This online (free!) training, hosted by UC Davis’s MIND Institute, focuses on the female experience with autism and ADHD. Topics include: -Camouflaging in Autistic Women -Autism and ADHD inContinue reading “Free Training!”
Dustin and I and our three girls moved to The Woodlands, TX from Redondo Beach, CA in July 2018. While we loved the California weather and views almost as much as we loved our California family and friends, we just felt called to make a change. Being a Louisiana girl, it wasn’t such a hugeContinue reading “Hi Y’all!”
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