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How School-Based OTs Should Address Masturbation & Sexuality

Navigating the complex landscape of sexual development and education in school settings, especially for students with disabilities, presents a unique set of challenges. Addressing behaviors such as masturbation openly and sensitively can be particularly daunting for school-based occupational therapists. However, by employing thoughtful strategies and prioritizing a curriculum inclusive of sex education, it’s possible to […]

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When Should School-Based OTs Stop Working on Handwriting?

OTs Stop Working on Handwriting

As a school-based OT, you probably often address handwriting, a fundamental skill that plays a crucial role in a child’s academic and personal development. Determining when to shift focus from handwriting practice to other essential skills is a critical decision. Unfortunately, figuring out exactly when school-based OTs should stop working on handwriting isn’t cut and

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School-Based OT Myths

school-based OT myths

School-based OT can be pretty confusing. With all of the different laws and regulations that intersect with each other, it can be overwhelming to learn how to practice in this setting. And unfortunately, sometimes this confusion leads to the development of myths. Some of these come from well-meaning administrators who don’t fully understand the role

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Puberty and Sexuality for Teenagers with Disabilities

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Oh, man. This is such a tough topic! Sexuality for kids with disabilities is definitely something that makes a lot of people uncomfortable. What many people don’t realize is that occupational therapists are very qualified to address sexuality. It’s an ADL right next to dressing, toileting, or feeding. However, being qualified to address it and

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