Occupational therapy in nature !

This weekend marked the first day of my Nature OT program! If you have been following my journey, you know that I had a full time job and did not feel appreciated and happy in this company. I have moved to a casual occupational therapist in this company, and have connected with another occupational therapistContinue reading “Occupational therapy in nature !”

Ford’s Ontario autism program with “needs based” services

Click here to read the announcement for this new program rollout ****Disclaimer: I am writing this purely to try to communicate to people what the news is saying and trying to bring together as much information about it as I can. I have many opinions on Autism funding, the Conservative government, and Canadian healthcare inContinue reading “Ford’s Ontario autism program with “needs based” services”

Movement breaks for kids – getting through your virtual school day

If you have a child, you know that sometimes they can have TONS of energy that needs to be burned throughout the day. This is not a new thing, but with more kids in virtual school again this year due to the second (or third) wave of the pandemic, managing your child’s energy is moreContinue reading “Movement breaks for kids – getting through your virtual school day”

OT Christmas/holiday gifts

The holiday season is coming, which means it’s gift giving season for many families! With many places still undergoing lockdown/COVID precautions, some children (and their parents) might benefit more than ever from receiving toys related to their development. This week we’re chatting about occupational therapy (OT) related items that children would be excited to receive,Continue reading “OT Christmas/holiday gifts”

The Magic of Blowing Bubbles

If you have a child, have worked with a child, or have seen a child before, you are probably familiar with the pure JOY and excitement that children get from playing with bubbles. The moment that the kids at the daycare I work at see bubbles, it’s like absolute magic. Something that I learned recently,Continue reading “The Magic of Blowing Bubbles”

Understanding Childhood Trauma

A while back I wrote a blog post about anxiety in childhood and teens from a webinar I took through the Institute of Child Psychology (see blog here). Every so often, they offer a free one hour webinar about various topics, and a few weeks ago I was able to take the webinar on understandingContinue reading “Understanding Childhood Trauma”