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Meet the Professional: What Does an Occupational Therapist Do?

Raising a kid with special health and developmental needs can seem daunting. Often we come home from the NICU with a list of follow-up appointments to make, screenings to do and specialists to see. In honor of Occupational Therapy Month, we spoke with Rebecca Pokluda, MOTR/L, Clinic Director and Owner of KidWorks Therapy Services, to answer […]

Meeting Sun & Sand with a Sensory-Challenged Preemie

Kellan loves to be outside but has severe sensory issues, as preemies often times do. The sun hurts his big blue eyes, the grass bothers his hands and feet, high pitched sounds seem to distract him, and the heat gets to him far faster than most babies. He’s 16 months old and not walking yet, so he has to crawl everywhere to get anywhere. Texture and location are two of my biggest concerns when considering activities for him. But it’s time for some summer fun and I want to give my little guy as much of an opportunity to get out there as the next little one. [Read more]