Understanding the Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR)
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Understanding the Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR)

Understanding the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR)The Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR) and Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR) are two reflexes that are critical for a child’s learning and motor development.  These two reflexes are the reflexes I assess most for integration and retainment as a pediatric occupational therapist. Primitive reflexes are present at birth and integrated…

Home Programs with Lots of Choices Do NOT Increase Compliance!
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Home Programs with Lots of Choices Do NOT Increase Compliance!

A big mistake I see many pediatric occupational therapists who work with children make is taking a lot of time developing a home program with a lot of activities. And I get it.  Everyone tells you that people love choices! It’s easy to fall into that trap. Does every OT who provides their families home programs…

OT Daily Notes Do NOT Need to be Long to be COMPLETE
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OT Daily Notes Do NOT Need to be Long to be COMPLETE

Most OTs think that occupational therapy documentation daily notes need to be LONG to be COMPLETE but that might be the biggest myth in healthcare. I understand why. We learned in school you must document everything you did during a session in your daily notes.  And many times pediatric occupational therapists do A LOT during each session. Especially when…