Topic: Occupational Therapists

Children’s Mental Health: Everyone’s Responsibility

Amelia’s parents contacted me because of a problem in Kindergarten. Her teachers reported that she often began to cry around lunchtime, and when they asked her why she was crying, she couldn’t answer them.  They tried to distract her, and even offered her a trip to the class “store”, (stocked with fun prizes) if she would […]

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It’s Not Just What You Say But How You Say It: How Early-Intervention Professionals Can Support Parents

Sitting on my office couch, Shawna let out a sigh. “We need help,” she said, barely getting the words out before she began to cry. Her face was gaunt and she had dark circles under her eyes. Over the next hour, she explained what had led her to seek my help. Shawna and her husband […]

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What Every Professional Needs to Know about Parent Stress and Autism

Last week London McCabe, an autistic six-year old, died a senseless, tragic and preventable death at the hands of his mother.  As professionals, there are steps we can take to prevent additional casualties of innocent lives.  The first thing we can do is to examine our own beliefs and make sure we are not communicating […]

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