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Autism-specific strategies to help your clients participate more fully and joyfully in in their daily activities.

A Confident OT: What It Looks Like & How to Get There

We all want to show up to work feeling more confident. Check out my latest video for a few concrete things you can do to help you get…

Rethinking Hand-Over-Hand Assistance for Kids On the Autism Spectrum

If you don’t have a toolbox full of autism-specific strategies, letting go of hand-over-hand can feel scary.

3 Essential Types of Visual Supports To Help Kids On the Autism Spectrum Succeed

Many parents and therapists have heard by now that visual supports can help kids make sense of their instructions. We know that receptive…

The #1 Reason OTs Feel Ineffective with Kids On the Autism Spectrum

Most OTs want so badly to make a real impact in the lives of the people we work with. We want to feel like what we are doing matters for…

Getting Unstuck with Self-Calming for Autism

When we work with kids on the autism spectrum, we often find that self-regulation is challenging. Our young clients begin to get upset…

Why Sensory and Fine Motor Aren’t Enough

There’s something controversial in the occupational therapy world….It’s what on earth we OTs are supposed to do.

The Best Therapy is Usually Simple

Sometimes doing therapy can feel like a performance. You plan this beautiful hour, orchestrate it, and then wait for your applause and bow…

Making Schedules for Kids on the Spectrum

Learn how to make a schedule for your clients with autism that teaches independence and flexibility