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The role of occupational therapy for children who have behavioral difficulties by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Mon 29 Mar 2010 8:22am Behavioral problems in children are sometimes difficult to solve. Caregivers and even professionals often search for what I call an 'easy button' to solve complex problems. I have always believed that using a general systems methodology prevents the inappropriate reduction of complex system problems to single-point causes. Human beings ar ... Read on »
Dear Mr. Savage: I t ... by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 3:10pm Dear Mr. Savage: I took my two children with autism and my ADD child out to dinner this evening for Kids’ Night at Ponderosa. We went in, paid our check, everyone got their food at the buffet, then we sat down, and surprisingly well-mannered, we ate. Meanwhile, all around us there was pandemonium. One family (yes, complete with a father ... Read on »
Occupational Therapy Improved Everyday Tasks in Children with Autism by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 26 Nov 2013 12:54pm The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders published research on the effects of occupational therapy with a sensory integration approach or behavioral therapy on the ability to complete everyday tasks in children with autism.  In a randomized study, 32 children (ages 4-8), were assigned to an OT-SI group (occupational therapy sensory i ... Read on »
Child passenger safety: A question about the epistemic culture of occupational therapy. by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Thu 06 Jun 2013 4:56pm Well.  I sometimes write the titles to my blog posts before I write the posts themselves.   That is what happened with this post, but now I am derailed but I am going to keep the title because it is still apt. I just finished reading the June 3, 2013 issue of OT Practice.  The cover story is entitled 'On the Go: Safely Transporting Children ... Read on »
At-home occupational therapy activities for your child by Emily and Jenny .. Posted Fri 02 Dec 2011 5:24am When I first began working at home with Sophie to help her get past her developmental delays, I was pretty stumped on some OT activities.  Speech seemed easier to figure out for me.  Sophie had poor hand strength and needed to learn to cut.  I could never get her to color – she just wouldn’t – so I just had to strap her in that booster seat and ... Read on »
Thick descriptions of occupational therapy ADL intervention: A case study. by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 6:20pm The context for this entry is that there has been some debating lately about what constitutes occupational therapy and if it can be represented by symbols or even words. So file this entry under: "An example of when the story probably works a little better than the image." Caleb is thirteen years old and he lives in a shack on the east side o ... Read on »
Psychosocial occupational therapy in schools by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Tue 03 Feb 2009 1:00am 1 Comment I am not certain how many problems can be solved at odd hours of the morning, but it is 4:30am and I can't shake some concerns I have about psychosocial intervention models in schools. According to all data, occupational therapists are not frequently employed in psychosocial practice settings. There are all kinds of complexities behind this ... Read on »
Osteoarthritis: A review of trea ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 07 May 2009 8:19pm Osteoarthritis: A review of treatment options 08 may 2009--Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is the most common form of arthritis in the United States. 1 Although OA can occur in any synovial joint in the body, it most commonly affects the knees, hips, and hands. OA is the leading ... Read on »
Meet Darrin: Occupational Therapy Student, Dedicated Warrior by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Mon 07 Jan 2013 8:48am Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 07 January 2013 Darrin is a 23 year old guy who has already figured out what his purpose is. He is in school, working on his graduate degree. How old where you when you found out you had sickle cell? I have been in and out of the hospital for most of my li ... Read on »
Occupational therapy and habit re-training for idiopathic toe walking by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:57pm I don't know that I have ever seen any occupational therapy literature on idiopathic toe walking. For an excellent overview and references on this condition please check this article from the Journal of Family Practice. As the reference states, it is important to avoid 'over medicalizing' the problem especially since there are not many toe- ... Read on »