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Written by Aisling Murphy, Published on June 5, 2018

Communicating with parents in pediatric settings can be a stressful part of the collaborative therapy process, especially for new grads. Here, I'll cover some practical strategies to enable effective communication between the OT and the parent.

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Topics:Careerscommunicationfamilyparentspatient educationpediatric occupational therapy

Written by Eriana Buteau, Published on March 13, 2018

I ended up working at a small specialized private school soon after getting my graduate degree last year. The school has a high staff to student ratio and is heavily focused on pragmatic and social learning. I have access to basketball courts, standardized assessments, continuing education opportunities, and many other pediatric resources.

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Topics:Careersparentsschool based occupational therapytips for new grads

Written by Bridget McNamara, Published on August 1, 2017

You’ve just graduated and passed the NBCOT (YAY!), and now it’s time to find your first early intervention OT job!

You want to work in pediatrics, but where to start? Positions in different settings can provide different benefits and challenges. This article outlines some important considerations for the early intervention (EI) setting to keep in mind during your search for the perfect first position!

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Topics:Careersearly interventionEIfamilyjobsparentspediatrics

Written by Bridget McNamara, Published on November 21, 2016

Have you ever had difficult parents of a child on your caseload who is relentless? Someone who seems to question every move you make and challenge every recommendation? One who makes you feel that their sole mission in life is to make your day more challenging?

Most who have worked with children can think of at least one family they would describe as “difficult” or “overbearing.” As we all know, to make real progress as an OT, we need the help and cooperation of the families.

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