Distance Learning Productivity Tips

Posted by: Nikita Posted on: September 11, 2022 Comments: 0

If you’re at a school that is still distance learning, or if you’re a homeschooler, here are some tips to stay on track. If I’m being completely honest, I’ll likely be working from home soon, so these are good tips for me too πŸ™‚ Have a routine. Get dressed: getting out of your pajamas sets you up for work-mode instead of sleep-mode. Eat a healthy snacks and meals Drink water!…

30 Fun Fall Activities

Posted by: Nikita Posted on: September 4, 2022 Comments: 0

Looking for some fun fall activities? Look no further! I made a list for you! Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase. While you’re here, check out my Fall Activity Challenge printable!   1. Make a bird feeder All you need for this one is…

My Most Used Apps in OT

Posted by: Nikita Posted on: August 29, 2022 Comments: 0

Truth be told, I’m not the biggest fan of using apps (or tablets for that matter) during my OT sessions, they can sometimes be a distraction. I try to limit using them, if only for the fact that many kids are on tablets for a large portion of their day. But if I had to recommend any, these are the ones I use the most regularly: Disclosure: Some of the…

Reading List: Social Emotional Learning

Posted by: Nikita Posted on: August 21, 2022 Comments: 0

Summer is coming to an end, and school has begun for a lot of you. Maybe you’ve started a new school, or just a new routine in general. Having social-emotional skills to cope with these changes is important! I’ve curated a list of ten books for an end of summer reading list that all focus on social emotional learning (also known as SEL). Disclosure: Some of the links below are…

How To Start a Back-To-School Routine

Posted by: Nikita Posted on: August 15, 2022 Comments: 1

School may or may not have already started for your little ones, and it’s important to get them back into the swing of things with a routine. Not only will it help them establish a sense of independence, learn responsibility, not to mention some important executive functioning skills, it will definitely help decrease everyone’s stress in the long run. Here are just a few tips to get you started with…

Technology: Friend or Foe?

Posted by: Nikita Posted on: August 1, 2022 Comments: 2

I’m a millennial, the last generation to experience life before the internet, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune to technology addiction, and neither are our parents, grandparents, and children. Technology has become a normal part of our daily lives. All you have to do is go into a waiting room, coffee shop, airport, restaurant (the list goes on) to see it. All eyes on screens. Watching a movie, scrolling on…

What’s in my OT box? 10 pediatric OT must haves

Posted by: Nikita Posted on: July 17, 2022 Comments: 0

Starting out as a new grad OT practitioner, I was thrown face first into the unknown. No amount of textbooks or tests could prepare me for the hands-on experience I was about to get at my first job in a pediatric outpatient clinic. I felt unprepared and constantly lost. Even with the great mentors and colleagues I had surrounding me, it was ultimately up to me to forge my own…

Why Are Home Programs Important in Occupational Therapy?

Posted by: Nikita Posted on: July 10, 2022 Comments: 1

Now that summer is here, everyone’s got vacation on the mind. But how do us therapists make sure that progress we made doesn’t plateau or regress during the summer months? We use home programs! Home programs are a series of activities that a professional provides for a client to continue at home to supplement and promote carryover programs done in the clinic. Think of it as therapy homework. The truth…

Pardon the dust… We’re making some changes!

Posted by: Nikita Posted on: July 3, 2022 Comments: 0

Hello my beautiful readers! After a bumpy journey of trial and error, I’ve decided to make some adjustments. I started this blog 4 years ago, and my focus kept drifting from it with other things. Many life “things” were happening in that span of time: Between moving, changing jobs, moving again, getting engaged, a global pandemic, getting married, buying a house in a new city, getting a second dog, and…

Three things your child’s occupational therapist wants you to know

Posted by: Nikita Posted on: January 15, 2022 Comments: 0

In my experience as a pediatric therapist, I’ve noticed many parents have similar expectations about their child’s therapy, which often lead to miscommunication. While I can’t list them all, there are three major things that most OTs want you to know as a parent. 1. Please, please, please follow through at home. Ask your therapist for a home exercise program or sensory diet. Most children only have occupational therapy for…