~New blog alert! Thank you to Dr. Anne Zachry for bringing Embrace Your Chaos to my attention. Written by a pediatric occupational therapist and mother of a one year old, Embrace Your Chaos provides practical tips and fun activities to develop sensory motor skills in children. (If you are not already a follower, be sure to check out Dr. Zachry's blog too for great OT ideas!)
~Ruth Morgan, of Chapel Hill Snippets, contributed a great post to PediaStaff titled Danger of Becoming Desensitized on the Job. I think all school-based therapists can relate to this post and it serves as a friendly reminder for us to remain positive on the job!
~In honor of Valentine's Day next week, and in case you missed it during the holiday rush, the New York Times published an article, Navigating Love and Autism, in December. Kirsten and Jack, the couple with Asperger's featured in the New York Times article, were also recently interviewed on an NPR Talk of the Nation show, Learning to Love, And Be Loved, With Autism. The story included a call in from an OT who leads a social skills groups for students with autism.