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Books Every School-Based OT Should Read

As a school-based occupational therapist, staying informed and empathetic is essential for fostering effective, compassionate interventions. Books are a great way for school-based OTs to accomplish this. Reading widely not only enhances your professional development but also equips you with diverse perspectives to meet the varied needs of your students. I love to read, and […]

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How to Celebrate a School-Based OT this Occupational Therapy Month

April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month, a time when we shine a spotlight on the invaluable contributions of occupational therapists, especially those working in our schools. School-based OTs and OTAs play a pivotal role in helping students navigate their educational journeys with greater ease, supporting not just academic achievement but also promoting well-being and independence.

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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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Navigating School-Based OT Salaries with Kristina from Therapy Advance Courses

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What is School-Based OT Teletherapy?

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced many professions, including occupational therapy, to adapt rapidly to the virtual realm. School-based OTs, in particular, faced many challenges in delivering services remotely. Now, a few years later, it’s crucial to recognize the potential benefits and opportunities that school-based OT teletherapy brings even outside of an emergency context. Let’s explore the

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When Should School-Based OTs Be Concerned About Hand Dominance?

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Is hand dominance important in school-based OT? As a school-based therapist, one common challenge you might find is the issue of students switching hands while learning to write or complete other fine motor tasks. This phenomenon, where young children frequently switch between their dominant and non-dominant hands during writing tasks, can be a source of

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How School-Based OTs Address Sensory Processing

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As a school-based OT, you play a crucial role in supporting students with various challenges, including sensory processing differences. But addressing these challenges is a complex and evolving aspect of school-based OT practice. Sensory processing refers to how our nervous system receives, interprets, and responds to sensory information from our environment. While sensory processing difficulties

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