2/8: What on Earth is a Child’s Occupation

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”

Cutting With Scissors: An Underrated Skill

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”

Let’s Talk About Touch

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”

Free Training!

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!”