The Importance of Building Rapport

I always thought that was a strange word, rapport. What does it mean? The dictionary says rapport is “a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well”. As […]

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Person-First or Identity-First?

One of the very first things we learned when I was in my first semester of OTA school was to use “person-first” language rather than “identity-first” when referring to our patients. We were told that to use “identity-first” (identifying a […]

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Stack Up!: A Toy Review

This great and versatile game is called Stack Up! by Peaceable Kingdom. The game comes with a game board, 12 blocks, 12 challenge cards, 2 stack sticks, a Stack Smasher and stand, and a spinner. The gameplay is pretty straightforward: […]

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The Journey to Handwriting

When most teachers and parents think of OT, they immediately think “handwriting”. If they see a child who is having difficulty writing legibly, or keeping up in class, or sometimes not even able to write at all. They come to […]

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