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Expert strategies from an autism specialist and occupational therapist to help your clients thrive in therapy and in life.

February 13, 2019

Many parents and therapists have heard by now that visual supports can help kids make sense of their instructions. We know that receptive language, or making sense of what they hear, is difficult for our kids on the autism spectrum, and that visual learning is something they're relatively good at. The problem is, when we start making visual supports...

October 11, 2018

As OTs, we have an incredible opportunity to help our clients on the autism spectrum improve their play and leisure skills. We know how important play is for all kids, and many of us feel the immense responsibility of teaching play to our autistic clients when play just doesn’t come easily for them.

That pressure only intensified recently with the Am...

October 10, 2018

Many parents struggle to help their kids on the autism spectrum focus on learning activities. It can feel frustrating to not know how to get your child's attention and help them engage in the things you've picked out. In this video, I share three strategies that will help you feel more successful at teaching your autistic child new things.

July 22, 2018

There’s something controversial in the occupational therapy world….It’s what on earth we OTs are supposed to do. Parents, have you noticed this? You go to one OT and they do all sensory. Slides, swings, sensory bins! So you think, ooooh that’s what OT is. But then one day you get another OT and they want to work on…….handwriting? And then here I am...

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