Parents, need ideas for children with special needs? OTs, looking for resources?
Welcome! My name is Cara Koscinski, The Pocket OT. I’m a mom and long-time pediatric occupational therapist.
My passion is teaching parents and therapists. This website is filled with fun activities that anyone can use. Every idea I share has been lovingly practiced with my own children, students, and in my own clinic.
Both of my own children have special needs so I personally understand the challenges you face. Keep my books in your pocket, I’m here anytime you need me!
Cara speaks regularly at state, local and national conferences for therapists and parents. She offers a wide variety of topics.
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Interoception is the new 'buzz word' in the special needs universe. What is this thing and why do we need to know about it? Here is an 'Out of the Pocket' blog post to give you the fast facts. Individuals with sensory processing disorder and other special needs often...
Summer is here and it is HOT! Beat the heat with this activity and make yourself a treat. This Flower Dirt Sundae is easy to make and delicious to eat! Ingredients (Makes 5 Flower Dirt Sundaes) Clear 9oz Solo Cups 1 Box Instant Chocolate Pudding Milk 1 Row Chocolate...
I'm always looking for fun activities to add color to my kids' lives. This week, I found a great way to let them not only use color, but to create new colors all on their own! Mixing the colors with the rice is a fun way to let kids explore their tactile senses. ...