Are you a new parent? The parent of a child with special needs? A teacher or a therapist looking for information and ideas for your classroom or the families you serve? You have come to the right place!
Baby Bytes is my space to share all the information and useful strategies I have acquired in my career as a pediatric occupational therapist, licensed massage therapist, infant massage instructor, and a nationally certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator. I have been working for over 20 years in pediatrics, and I worked as an OTR in adult/adolescent rehab for 10 years before I switched to pediatrics.
Being described as an “out-of-the-box” OTR recently by parents online, I am known for my willingness to go beyond traditional approaches and incorporate families into treatment rather than treat children in isolation. My particular clinical interests as an OT are working with children that have complex neuromuscular and sensory processing issues. My greatest joy is the look on a child’s face when they achieve a skill that they (and everyone else!) thought was impossible! My secret weapon is my faith in every child’s curiosity and in their drive to develop. Given the right support and environment, every child can thrive!
If you are looking for more than blog posts, please visit my website tranquil babies to learn more about my services. Don’t live in the NYC metro area? You can purchase a phone/video session for personalized support. And don’t forget to look at my new e-book, The Practical Guide to Toilet Training Your Child With Low Muscle Tone! Great for children with autism, children with Down, Prader-Willi and Ehlers Danlos syndromes, as well as for children with sensory processing issues. If you aren’t ready to train your child, and you sometimes wonder when your child will ever be ready, then this is the book for YOU! I provide clear checklists and instructions in every aspect of training and pre-training. You get a non-technical explanation of how the sensory, motor, and social impacts of low muscle tone are creating challenges for your child and also for you. This unique book is available on my website tranquil babies, on amazon.com and on yourtherapysource.com.
Families trust me to give them equipment and toy recommendations with unbiased guidance, so I don’t accept products or reimbursements for my equipment, book or toy reviews.
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