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If you are interested in Occupational Therapy, this blog is for you. We post articles, videos, and other findings that are related to OT.

Special ed advocates pushing bill to make it easier for parents to dispute IEPs

March 18, 2013


Parents in Montgomery County are leading efforts to make it easier for Maryland families to dispute a child’s special education plan in legal hearings. The parents have been lobbying in favor of a bill that would require school systems to defend Individual Education Programs in due process legal disputes, regardless of who initiates the proceedings. […]

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What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

February 20, 2013


Sensory integration is a normal, neurological, developmental process which begins in the womb and continues throughout ones’ life. Sensory processing is the process by which our brain takes in sensory input, organizes it and interprets this information for use. Sensory integration dysfunction is a term that is used to describe difficulty with sensory integration. It […]

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Strategies to Improve Feeding at Home

February 18, 2013


Perspectives on sensory, texture, and environmental control factors: tips for picky eaters, feeding problems, and expanding your child's diet.

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Showcase Services for Special Needs

January 30, 2012


If 7-year-old Jordan Robie wants Tom Brady in her picture – and she really, really does- she’ll have to type something first. She carefully types “football’’ on an iPad keyboard, and then her occupational therapist helps her finish “player.’’ The iPad application is a game that lets the Natick girl drop a seemingly endless array […]

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Demand for Therapy Jobs Critically High in 2012

January 29, 2012


Rehabilitation therapy is a diverse field within the healthcare industry. It includes both occupational and physical therapy. Occupational therapists work primarily with senior citizens, evaluating and improving their abilities related to physical maladies. While physical therapy is in close relation to occupational therapy, a physical therapist works more with treating specific injuries and diagnosing physical […]

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5 jobs with high salary, low education

June 23, 2011


Las Vegas, ABC News channel 13: 5 jobs with high salary, low education The cost of higher education is on the rise. According to the report “College of 2020” by Chronicle Research Services, the largest increases in college tuition compared with inflation in the last decade have been at public four-year institutions. Further college graduates […]

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3-D ‘Occupational Therapy’ for Children: Virtual Muscle Machine for Kids With Disabilities

September 17, 2010


It was her love of ballet that led her to work with children who have motor disabilities. The retired dancer, now an occupational therapist, is pioneering a new “virtual” method to analyze movement patterns in children ― and more effectively treat those with debilitating motor disorders. Dr. Dido Green of Tel Aviv University’s Department of […]

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