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Neurofibromatosis in Children: Where OT’s Role fits into Treatment

Neurofibromatosis is primarily a genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 3,000-4,000 individuals in the United States (2019, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke). Tumors, usually noncancerous, form and attach to nerve tissue across the body. There are 3 types of neurofibromatosis disorders: NF Type 1: Type 1 is oftentimes displayed during childhood between […]

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Is my work schedule bad for my child’s development? An OT’s Perspective

Working parents, especially of younger children who aren’t in school, oftentimes feel guilty for having to go to work all of the time.  They wonder if their time spent away from their children (especially if it’s both parents working), negatively impacts their young ones in any way.  Unfortunately, in numerous family situations, both parents have […]

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Selective Mutism: Impact on a Child’s life at School

This topic of discussion goes beyond describing a shy or timid kiddo. Selective mutism is classified as an anxiety disorder in which a child demonstrates the inability to speak in certain social settings such as school or other community environments. Usually, the child will still speak in settings in which they feel the most comfortable. […]

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What Do Pediatric Occupational Therapists Do?

What do pediatric occupational therapists do? Pediatric occupational therapists focus on helping children develop the skills they need to grow into independent, functional adults. Injures, physical impairment and a host of other issues can affect a child’s ability to progress normally through the stages of cognitive or social development or perform common tasks.  What Do […]

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Reasons to Work in Pediatric Occupational Therapy 

Pediatric occupational therapists play a critical role in society as they work to enable patients in everyday meaningful activities. They come to the rescue when a child’s ability to love independently is disrupted by injury or illness. Here are some of the reasons to work in pediatric occupational therapy. Reasons to Work in Pediatric Occupational […]

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Benefits of Working in Occupational Therapy

Working in occupational therapy has a wide range of benefits. In addition to an attractive salary, you also get an opportunity to work with people from different age groups and get to enjoy a fulfilling career. Here are some of the benefits of working in occupational therapy. Benefits of Working in Occupational Therapy This article […]

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Types of Jobs in Occupational Therapy 

Occupational therapy (OT) is currently one of the most promising careers. The profession continues to grow in demand largely due to the variety of ways the skills are applied. People working in occupational therapy enjoy a rewarding salary potential and many other perks. Here are some of the types of jobs in occupational therapy. Types […]

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Is my work schedule bad for my child’s development? An OT’s Perspective

Working parents, especially of younger children who aren’t in school, oftentimes feel guilty for having to go to work all of the time. They wonder if their time spent away from their children (especially if it’s both parents working), negatively impacts their young ones in any way. Unfortunately, in numerous family situations, both parents have […]

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