Transforming a Home Into a Therapeutic Environment

Posted on January 11th, 2014 by Denise | No Comments

Transforming a Home Into a Therapeutic Environment By Denise Koonce OTR A couple of months ago I wrote a blog regarding the benefits and joys of pediatric home health, so today I thought I might follow up that blog with some functional information on how to transform a patient’s home into a therapeutic environment.  Every home is […]

A.D.H.D. and It’s Prescription Treatments

Posted on January 4th, 2014 by Denise | No Comments

A.D.H.D. and It’s Prescription Treatment An Article Review By Denise Koonce OTR I believe it useful to pass on the information and opinions of an article I recently read.  It was printed in the New York Times on December 14 of this year.  The New York Times article explores the significant increase over the last […]

Inspirational Breakthrough Moments

Posted on December 27th, 2013 by Denise | No Comments

Inspirational Breakthrough Moments By Denise Koonce OTR A REACH therapist recently shared an email about an experience she had with one of her patients.  I was informed about the email from the executive director who was moved to tears while simply telling me about the email.  I believe this story is worthy of sharing and […]

Fun Family Holiday Games

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 by Denise | No Comments

Fun Family Holiday Games By Denise Koonce OTR Well the holidays are here!  The kids are home all day from school, family is coming and the last minute shopping has turned into a frenzy.  These events are culminating into a great crescendo of all the wonderful chaos that ensues during the holidays.  So what do […]

Gingerbread House Fun

Posted on December 15th, 2013 by Denise | No Comments

  Gingerbread House Fun By Denise Koonce OTR Recently I had a conversation with a mother regarding her impression of putting a gingerbread house together with her daughter and what it would be like.  I thought she might have an anxiety attack just talking about it.  What trepidation over a little flour, sugar, egg, and […]

The Art and Science of the Treasure Hunt

Posted on December 6th, 2013 by Denise | No Comments

The Art and Science of the Treasure Hunt By Denise Koonce OTR Say the word “Treasure Hunt” and your imagination begins to swoon!  It brings the thoughts of fantasy, exploration, and adventure along with the promise of gold and jewels.  You can envision explorers, buccaneers, and pirates on mountain tops, tropical islands, and oceans.  It […]

The Collaborative Roles of Therapist and Therapy Assistant

Posted on November 16th, 2013 by Denise | No Comments

The Collaborative Roles of Therapist and Therapy Assistant By Denise Koonce OTR Over my twenty years as an occupational therapist I have had the great pleasure to work with and supervise a number of certified occupational therapy assistants.  What a journey it has been! Fortunately, I learned early on that the therapist/therapy assistant partnership was […]

What’s On Your Thanksgiving Tree?

Posted on November 9th, 2013 by Denise | No Comments

What’s On Your Thanksgiving Tree? By Denise Koonce OTR Finally, you wake up and there is crisp coolness in the air when you go outside!  I love this time of year because you can finally be outside and not melt or ooze from one air conditioned area to the next.   It is also an indicator […]

Up On Our Tippy Toes (Part 2)

Posted on November 2nd, 2013 by Denise | No Comments

Up On Our Tippy Toes (Part 2) By Denise Koonce OTR So what do you do if you have concerns regarding your child walking on their toes and how much is too much?  A reasonable guideline for determining if toe walking is outside the range of normal is, if your child is walking on their […]

Up On Our Tippy Toes (Part 1)

Posted on October 26th, 2013 by Denise | No Comments

Up On Our Tippy Toes (Part 1) By Denise Koonce OTR October is the month we celebrate the profession of physical therapy and all that it has contributed.   The American Physical Therapy Association deemed this year’s theme “Move Forward PT”.  Physical therapy has had a vital role over the last century in caring for those […]