In the United States, nearly 5 million children have some type of mental health challenge that significantly interferes with daily life (Salamat et al., 2015). 1 out of 7 American children between the ages of 2 and 8 years have a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder (MBDD) (Center for…

As an occupational therapy practitioner the school setting, we operate as our own system as a related service provider within the larger system of the school. The school is a component of the even larger system that is the school district. There are several different levels of input, throughput and…

The scope of occupational therapy evaluation and intervention in the school setting includes areas that affect the child’s participation in educational activities, routines, and environments (AOTA, 2015). The occupational therapy practice framework promotes occupation-based, client-centered, contextual, and evidence-based services (AOTA, 2014). Despite best practice in pediatrics being occupation based (Estes…

Health Is More Than A Physical: An Occupational Therapist’s Perspective

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, so it is a great time to do a check up on your child’s mental health. I have a unique perspective on children’s health, because I am a mother, and I also work…

Dr. Erin Rose OTD, OTR/L

Occupational therapist with a passion for kids, culture & collaboration. Scholar | Adjunct Professor | Founder of @ThrivingKidsOT.

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