Struggling with school refusal? Here’s what a therapist would do.

Do you have a child who refuses going to school and you either can’t figure out why or can’t figure out how to best help them? In this episode, Natasha Daniels educates us on what to do (what not to do) and general strategies for responding to school refusal. She also talks about some common school accommodations you can ask for to help your child have a more successful day. [continue reading]

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Update on our Eval Journey

As a pediatric OT, I have had to jump through hurdles and hoops just to get medical professionals to actively listen to my concerns about my daughter.

Just when I thought I got the “golden ticket” for an eval, another hurdle pops up.
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Conscious Discipline with a Neurodivergent Child

Join me and the amazing Mr. Chazz Lewis as he educates us on what Conscious Discipline is, and what it isn’t…and more importantly, how you can apply conscious discipline methods to a neurodivergent child.

Mr. Chazz’s mission is to help adults truly see, guide and trust children. He is pushing the needle a little closer toward world peace. He goes by, “Mr. Chazz” and he even has a song to prove it. He has been a teacher of teachers and parents for a decade. He has worked with many schools, thousands of teachers and thousands of children. He has trained thousands of teachers in person and virtually. [continue reading]

Making the most out of OT services

Making the most out of your child’s OT services (that you had to fight tooth and nail for, go down very deep internet rabbit holes and stalk the local mom group just to find) is important, but how? In this episode, I’ll be answering common questions I get from parents, like what to do if your child isn’t making progress, how you can ask your OT to support you in non-traditional ways, when it might be time to take a break or pause from OT, and even some signs that you may need to switch therapists. [continue reading]