Tag Archives: pediatrics

The OT’s Role In Treating Childhood Trauma

The OT's role in treating childhood trauma

In OT school, you likely learned about physical trauma, from polytraumas sustained from an explosion on the battlefield, or the physical forces behind a traumatic brain injury. However, there are other kinds of trauma, resulting from different types of events than physical traumas. Psychological trauma can have long-lasting harmful effects …

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10 Must-Have Dollar Deal Pediatric OT Tools

10 must have dollar deal pediatric ot tools

Rock Star Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practitioners are often on a VERY limited budget. Budget-friendly pediatric OT tools that work on multiple areas are a great investment. And my favorite spot to get them? THE DOLLAR STORE! The Dollar Tree, 5 Below, or the “budget’ section of Walmart, Target, etc. are …

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Meet Cara Koscinski, the PocketOT

cara koscinski pocket ot interview

Where did you go to school? I received my master’s degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. I’m attending Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions for my Doctorate degree. How did you discover OT? Have you always wanted to be an OT? As a Junior in high school, I volunteered at …

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Sensory Systems: OT Ideas for Identification and Modulation

Sensory diet modification and regulation

In the clinic and school-based setting, each patient and child we see is different. Individuals come to occupational therapy with a different set of experiences, perspectives, and even sensory systems functioning when compared to others. This is why I like occupational therapy. You may recall the discussion about sensory experiences …

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What NOT To Do When Applying For OT Jobs

applying for OT jobs

We all know that applying for OT jobs is intimidating. It is especially stressful applying for OT jobs since this may be your first “real” job as a new grad occupational therapist. From building a great resume to writing the perfect cover letter, it’s all a bit daunting. But now …

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The Good and Bad of Early Intervention OT

Are you considering being an early intervention OT? Being fresh out of school and on the hunt for your first job as an early intervention OT can be extremely overwhelming on its own. Especially when trying to visualize all the pros and cons of each different setting and population that you …

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Top 5 Considerations for Your First Early Intervention OT Job

You’ve just graduated and passed the NBCOT (YAY!), and now it’s time to find your first early intervention OT job! You want to work in pediatrics, but where to start? Positions in different settings can provide different benefits and challenges. This article outlines some important considerations for the early intervention (EI) setting …

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Thinking Outside the Box: Making Sensory Bins

So you’ve landed your dream pediatric occupational therapy job and are looking for some new ways to engage your kids in therapy. Sensory bins are the best activities for new grad OTs working in pediatrics. You are able to keep in mind their sensory needs and their goals. Making sensory …

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