1. Part 2: Is Occupational Therapy Right for My Child?

    In our last blog post, we looked at occupational therapy for kids, and we outlined some of the common difficulties that can be treated through this type of therapy. As we mentioned, most people, when they think of “occupational therapy”, they don’t immediately think of kids. However, this is a…Read More

  2. Part 1: Is Occupational Therapy Right for My Child?

    For most people, when they hear “occupational therapy,” they don’t immediately think of kids. They typically think of adults—kids, after all, don’t have occupations. Though this is true, there is such a thing as occupational therapy for kids, and it is a treatment that can yield life-chang…Read More

  3. Addressing Developmental Delays

    A developmental delay is more than being a little behind. If you are a parent and you find yourself saying, “Shouldn’t he be rolling over by now?” or “Shouldn’t she be talking now?” this isn’t always a sign that your child has a developmental delay. Parents can often have a skewed pers…Read More

  4. What to Expect During a Speech Therapy Evaluation

    The word ‘evaluation’ can sound intimidating, especially for parents and children who have never before experienced a pediatric speech therapy evaluation. There can be apprehension in not knowing what to expect when something is new. In reality, an evaluation for therapy is not intimidating or s…Read More

  5. Children with Autism

    Children with Autism Should Not Have to Wait

    Why Are Children with Autism Having to Wait? In Utah, 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism that is approximately 5,700 children under the age of 18 in Salt Lake County alone. Experts recommend that children with autism receive up to 25 hours of structured intervention a week. The Daily Harold …Read More

  6. Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

    Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are specialists trained in the many areas of communication. It may surprise most people how broad the field is and the many benefits of speech therapy for children. SLPs provide specialized therapy for speech articulation, language, voice, fluency, feeding, and so…Read More

  7. Are Physicians Referring Children to Occupational Therapy?

    I have worked in several different pediatric settings as an occupational therapist such as: acute mental health, long-term mental health, home health, and school systems. One thing has remained true across all of these settings; other health care professionals have very little idea what I, as an occ…Read More

  8. What Brought Me to FUNctionabilities

    When I found out that I would be moving to Utah, I knew that I wanted to find a job similar to what I was doing in Illinois. I have always enjoyed the private practice setting, having 2.5 years of experience in a pediatric therapy clinic in Illinois. So when I first began the job search, I started w…Read More