Occupational Therapy Corner: It’s the Little Things that Make Life BIG!

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Editor’s Note:  Thank you to PediaStaff contractor, Susan Mullins who offered to write this fantastic article on behalf of PediaStaff for Anne Zachry’s blog!

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[Source:  Pediatric Occupational Therapy Tips]

Alaska…where salmon is a staple and hearts, mountains, glacial lakes, eagles, bears, and moose are BIG!

The role of occupational therapy in a place of pioneering spirits and independently minded individuals can take varying forms and occurs in a variety of locations, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehab centers, home health, outpatient clinics, school systems and pediatric practices. Problem solving is heightened to a new level when considering the natural elements such as developing methods to make the trudge from a dry cabin residence with no running water into an outhouse at -40 degrees on a snowy path while using a walker or with reduced vision except for Northern lights swirling above. It may include donning a pair of mittens with one hand in order to observe an Ice Carving Competition or perhaps to assist and place a child in a car set during a blizzard. Plugging in your car while avoiding frostbite and hypothermia with reduced sensation or mobility can be quite a challenge as well! 

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