#pediatricot

MOST RECENT

It’s really common for grandparents, friends, family etc. to start making comments about your 👶’s hand dominance...”So cute, he looks right handed, etc.” However, the truth is that your baby SHOULD be using BOTH HANDS 🖐 🤚 EQUALLY throughout most of their infancy. In fact, excessive overuse of one hand at what appears to be right or left hand dominance can actually be a neurological red flag 🚩. Hand dominance is typically achieved between 2.5-8 years of life. It is important to present toys to babies on both their left/right sides and at midline. When they’re in tummy time present toys to them in a semi-circle. THINK 💡 9 o’clock, 12 o’clock and 3 o’clock. That way, you’re facilitating opportunities for them during PLAY to use both sides of the brain, thus both sides of their body! #childrenstherapychoice #occupationaltherapy #pediatricoccupationaltherapy #pediatricOT #childdevelopment #momsofIG #miamimoms #momsofmiami #miamimothers #miamimotherhood #infantdevelopment #infantplay #play #playtherapy #babydevelopment #babyplay

2️⃣-3️⃣years Christmas ideas! Visual motor and perception skills are improving, making it a great age for more advanced matching and manipulation skills; this also makes it a great age for drawing/coloring/painting exploration! Fine motor skills are more advanced, making manipulation of parts and pieces more and more fun. And, of course, imagination is booming! Melissa and Doug puzzles and Little People toys are still wonderful! Train sets that require the child to push and create, blocks sets that prompt creative play, and play dough play are fun ways to create! #pediatricoccupationaltherapy #pedsot #pediatricot #christmasideas #toddlerchristmas #holidaygifts #play #finemotorskills #imaginitiveplay #learningthroughplay

Anybody else have way too much fun shopping for their kiddos at the dollar store?! 😂😂This basket of goodies cost me a little bit over $10!

I’m particularly excited about the balloons and dried beans for a little project for one of my sensory seeking kiddos!

More to come...💫
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#occupationaltherapy #therapy #ot #infants #pediatrics #pediatricoccupationaltherapy #kids #therapyonabudget #sensory #sensoryplay #sensoryintegration #sensoryprocessing #finemotor #grossmotor #development #finemotorplay #grossmotorplay #parenting #pediatricOT #therapyblogger #developmentalmilestones #toddlers #dollartree #99centstore #earlylearning #budget #onabudget #homeactivities #momlife #otlife

this little one, and my 3 other little loves (lucky auntie) were a huge factor in my decision to move back near family during this deployment. I knew it would be the last time before I’m married to have the chance to spend this much time with my nieces and nephews and watch them grow up into tiny humans 😍 I took on a smaller OT caseload while I’m back temporarily so that I have the flexibility to help watch them during the week. And guess what? It’s only made me want this for my future even more. Staying home with my future babies while also providing for my family and reaching goals I dream about as an OT.
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I’m so thankful that YoungLiving also provides income to me during this time. I love that it’s allowing me to spend time with my family, still work as an OT and also prioritize my wellness, healing and self-care.
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I want this for all of you too! Every month, members on my team have the opportunity to be mentored by myself and our fearless leader, @abigailmarygreen ( @ourgreenhaus ). Our team is made up of full-time students, working ladies and mommas, stay at home mommas, and there’s room for YOU! If you have BIG dreams, we are here to cheer you on. If you want to know more, comment below or send me a message and I’d love to chat more about how we are changing lives. Let’s do this! 💛👊🏼

Are you confused 🤷‍♀️ what books to bring home for your kiddo? Is it that you have to plan a lot to go to a book store? .
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If you are into “no-videos for kids” parenting way and totally into “books for my baby” kinda thing — and so If you want amazing kids books as per their specific age-group & that too selected by great parents & teachers on the TEAm, I would suggest SUBSCRIBE NOW for @lillypostbox !! My little one loves this. She always loves to open this box and during the whole month keeps reading these books.
Yes you can keep these books and make a beautiful library collection for your little one. .
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I have tried many boxes but I found
#lillypostbox as the best one. So suggesting for everyone on my page being an #OTMom. . If you are interested DM me so I will recommend you so you and I both can get some discount (USA only). 😊😆
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#booksforbabies #ot #otmom #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #pediatricOT #otpeds #readers #makeyourkidareader

We busted out the chalk for #finemotorfriday and next thing you know we had yet another totally awesome #grossmotor activity 👣

Never underestimate what chalk, a cross walk, and some creativity can do for you. The world is a playground. Use it to the max.
#finemotorskills #spd #playgroundfun #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #cota #pta #pt #miamiot #pediatricot

Combining a visual recipe and a SmoothTalker is as easy as pie 🥧
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As well as visual supports, auditory supports can also be a powerful tool in an inclusive kitchen. Use a SmoothTalker in sequence mode to speak aloud each step of the recipe, reinforcing early literacy and communication skills.





#visualsupport #visualrecipes #specialeducation #specialeducationteacher #spedteacher #iteachsped #specialneeds #specialneedskids #specialneedsmom #specialneedsparenting #specialneedsteacher #selfcontained #learningthroughplay #nonverbal #nonverbalautism #aac #slpeeps #slplife #schoolslp #speechtherapy #ashaigers #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #pediatricot #lifeskillsteacher #autismteacher #autismclassroom #autismspeaks #cvi #cpwarrior

Can’t you see? #otpt #pediatricot

Over three years ago, I felt powerLESS. Stuck in my own skin, uncomfortable, wasn’t doing anything for myself because I felt guilty doing it. I was coming up with excuse after excuse for years. Then one day I decided I needed to take charge to get back up, to get back to me - I needed that power back. So I took a leap for myself - and haven’t looked back since. Working out at home, following a simple meal plan (no crazy diet, no eliminating food groups #carbsarenottheenemy no calorie counting - just eating simple real food) and joining a group of supportive women just like me is the best thing I have ever done for myself. 💯
So instead of waiting until after the holidays, and waiting until the new year, start NOW. No, I’m not crazy, yes I know the holidays are coming, BUT there’s ALWAYS going to be some sort of obstacle standing in your way. Obstacles are put in your path for a reason. Your job is to work through them - not let them stand in your way.
My next group starts December 3rd - and there’s actually a pretty amazing special going on to help you knock out the excuses in November - but it’s only good for the rest of the month. So tell the negative Nancy in your head - you know, the one that’s telling you that it’s the holidays and you’re gonna just let it all go - to shut up - because the days are passing, and this is your life! Message me or comment below when you’re ready! I’m always here! ✌🏼❤️

Tic Tac Toe- fall edition! Picked up this cute game at Target a few days ago for just $1 in the dollar spot! 🎯 The board doubles as a storage bag 👍🏼 Super lightweight to throw in your bag of tricks as a quick warm up activity. 🐿
#pediatricot #pediatricoccupationaltherapy #ilovemyjob #schoolbasedot #occupationaltherapy #tictactoe #targetdollarspot #targetdoesitagain #target #occupationaltherapyassistant

TGIF. If you can’t tell by the look on my face, I’m ready to get out of this car. I took on some kids all the way out in Trimble and Henry county. Let’s just say I spend a lot of time in my car driving. #firststeps #earlyintervention #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #developmentaldisabilities pediatrics #pediatricot

The cover of my new planner. Simply Be Hoo You Be! There's no one else like you so just be you! 😉 🦉#behooyoube #justbeyou #nooneelselikeyou #pedsot #cotalife1 #pediatricot #pedscota #pediot

The therapy team wearing our new uniforms.
L-R Leann , occupational therapist, Shauna, Speech and language therapist, Katie occupational therapist & clinical director, Marguerite, practice manager.
#occupationaltherapist #occupationaltherapy #speechandlanguage #speechandlanguagetherapy #speechandlanguagepathology #paediatrics #paediatricspeechtherapy #paediatricoccupationaltherapy #paediatricclinic #pediatricoccupationaltherapy #pediatricot #therapyteam

Often when kids are upset we’ll say “what’s wrong? use your words” - the problem is sometimes little ones don’t know how to articulate what’s wrong, what words to use. Sometimes I don’t even know how to articulate what’s wrong when I’m stressed! What they’re often better at is telling you what they want or need, and by changing your question from “what’s wrong?” to “what do you need/want?” you can often uncover the problem. Even better if you can do it while walking and talking - the movement will help to calm the body and mind 👌#occupationaltherapy #paediatricot #pediatricot #selfregulation #kids #kidstherapy #calmkids #positiveparenting #ot #autism #emotionalregulation #mumlife

☀️ We ❤️ Bluearth Friday’s! ☀️
Some days we nail checking in with whole body listening but get distracted by bugs when we are trying to play tunnel ball (🙈) but most of all it is super cool to see how excited the kids get that it is Bluearth Day and how much they have improved not only with gross motor skills but self umpiring and self regulation all of which are such important life skills!
#amysotforkids #educationallearning #bluearth #schoolskills #occupationaltherapist #pediatricot #grossmotorskills #coremovement #selfregulation #managingchallengingbehaviours #selfumpiring #developingresilience #bigdealsmalldeal #followinginstructions #childdevelopment #happyfriyay #gratitudeattitude

1️⃣8️⃣-2️⃣4️⃣months! Imaginative play is really starting to grow and kids this age are starting to act out what they see around them. Play kitchens with foods that can be cut and a grocery cart, Doctor kits, and dolls are fun but leave room for open play. Blocks, Mr. potato head, and crayons are wonderful for visual motor and visual perception skills, as well as fine motor skills. Puzzles with more pieces are appropriate (4-8pieces...Melissa and Doug is my favorite brand!). Little People toys are WONDERFUL for imaginative play and fine motor skills... there are so many options from the Little People toys and kids love them for years! #pediaticoccupationaltherapy #pedsot #pediatricot #christmasideas #christmasgifts #toddlerchristmas #holidaygifts #blocks #mrpotatohead #playkitchen #fisherpricelittlepeople #color #fun #play #learningthroughplay

We’ve been mastering the skills these days. Alternating steps between right and left. Want to know the #therapytip ?! We take off our plain white boring socks and switch them for different colors. One black and one blue. That does the trick.
We jump back to the stairs to begin the climb. Blue black blue black blue black. We look down to confirm the color (great for visual attention) and to increase #mindfulness during the hike.
Let me tell you. This little trick isn’t so little. It’s huge! It really really works. Try it one of these days. Thank me later 🤝

#therapytipthursday #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #cota #pt #sensoryprocessingdisorder #asd #hypotonia #grossmotorskills #miamiot #pediatricot

Two and a half years ago when I jumped into my first bootcamp I could have never imagined just what this journey had in store for me. I met Keishia when we both started working for the same school system…coincidence? I think not! We instantly connected and soon became friends. I watched her transform her life and create #TheLegacyProject.
Trust me when I say that this community is something special. It is so special that I often have a hard time putting it into words. This is not just an accountability group. It is not just a group of women working on their health and fitness. These are my friends, and many of them feel like family. We share not only our accomplishments, but our struggles. We share the ups and downs, the good and the bad. These women have filled my inbox with love and support throughout the last few weeks. Their kind words have meant so much and helped me in many ways. I was moved to tears when I saw that they not only thought of me during this difficult time, but my girls as well.
I am so thankful to have this community in my life. I am so glad that I stepped outside my comfort zone and jumped in a couple years ago. I am so glad they are a group of women centered around support instead of negativity. I am so glad that they are always there for me when I need them most. If you do not have a group of people like this in your life, you have no idea what you are missing. #thelegacyproject #friendsthatarelikefamily #momof3 #mypostpartumjourney #girlmom #boymom #pumpingmom #fitmom #cleaneating #occupationaltherapist #pediatricOT #beforeandafterweightloss #ekugrad #mombod #happylifestyle #momthoughts #momtruths #kymom #workingmomlife

That makes my current occupation a full time diaper changer. As wonderful as it is to have Noah in my life, adjusting to this new role as a mom hasn’t been easy. I’m completely sleep deprived and delirious half the time, wishing I had more than 24 hours in a day so that I could get some time to myself. But in moments like this, with a look like that on Noah’s face, I realize that there’s really no other place I’d rather be other than here with Noah in my arms. #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #ot #otmiri #newmom #baby #pediatricot #poop

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