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My name is Cara Koscinski, The Pocket OT.  I’m a mom and long-time pediatric occupational therapist with both my doctorate and master’s degree in OT.  Both of my own children have special needs so I personally understand the challenges you face.                                         

 

Six Books, Downloads, and Pocket Resources For Parents, Teachers & Therapists

Cara speaks regularly at state, local and national conferences for therapists and parents. She offers a wide variety of topics.

 

Pocket OT On-Demand Courses for Therapists – Always Evidence-Based & Come with a Certificate After Post-Test

 

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Auditory Processing Disorder 101

Auditory Processing Disorder 101

Auditory processing disorders are often masked as other things. Sometimes, people think kids aren't paying attention or are daydreaming. In fact, it can take the brain some extra time to process the information coming through the auditory system. What are some signs...

5 OT Tips for Boosting Productivity

5 OT Tips for Boosting Productivity

OT is BOOMING! We are in demand and are showing our unique value.  Occupational therapy is growing by leaps and bounds and it's a beautiful thing! As an educator, I see how excited students are about entering OT. There's also no shortage of children awaiting...

5 Ways to Add Movement to Learning

5 Ways to Add Movement to Learning

Sit Still and Pay Attention!How many times have we heard this in our lives? I know my generation was expected to sit without fidgeting or moving during learning activities. If we didn't, there was punishment or reprimand. Unfortunately, things are changing and...

What Are Pre Writing Skills?

What Are Pre Writing Skills?

What are pre-writing skills and why does my child need them?Babies are born with hands that are curled up and only reflexively grasp their caregiver's finger. Through practice and play they quickly learn that their actions cause their toy to light up or their body to...

Feather Beading – Pre Writing Activity

Feather Beading – Pre Writing Activity

Working on handwriting is fun but it's important to work on PRE-WRITING skills. Kids need to first learn how to build fine motor coordination. The best way to do this is through crafts and play-based activities that work the little (fine) muscles of the hands and...

Fingerprint Farm Animals

Fingerprint Farm Animals

Making fingerprints is not only a fun activity for little kids, but it also encourages the development of fine motor skills. Fingerprint farm animals are a fun way to teach children about animals, letters, and fine motor skills all at the same time! Kids will be...

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