Brittney Weinerth

Heavy Work: An OT’s Go-To Tool for Regulating a Child’s Nervous System

Learn what heavy work is, why occupational therapists recommend it to help calm and regulate children and how you can incorporate it into your day.  If you’ve heard the term “heavy work” thrown around before, it might have conjured up an image of a pickaxe and a sweaty brow under a hardhat. But what does …

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7 Tips for Helping Your Child Transition Back to In-Person Learning

  After months of distance learning,  your child now has the green light to go back to school for in-person learning. Maybe you’re thrilled, nervous, or both — and maybe your child is feeling a little bit of everything too. No matter where you’re located, it’s likely that things at school are going to look …

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Pediatric OT Curated Gift Guide for 2020

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Four Reasons Why Your Child Can’t Sit Still

Four Reasons Why Your Child Can’t Sit Still by Brittney Weinerth MS, OTR/L Back in 2014, an Occupational Therapist named Angela Hanscom wrote an article for The Washington Post that described why so many kids can’t sit still nowadays and the post went viral. It seems that pediatric occupational therapists aren’t the only one noticing …

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How To Help Children With Sensory Sensitivities Tolerate Wearing A Mask

How To Help Children With Sensory Sensitivities Tolerate Wearing A Mask by Thao Pham BS, COTA/L & Brittney Weinerth MS, OTR/L Note: The following information is not meant to diagnose or treat and should not take the place of personal consultation, as appropriate, with a qualified healthcare professional and/or occupational therapist. Recently the Centers for …

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Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

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Expert Approaches to Managing Challenging Behaviors

In this post I will be highlighting a variety of approaches we believe are incredibly effective for managing challenging behaviors. In one of my first jobs out of Occupational Therapy school my mentor and supervisor (thanks Elisa!) at the time pointed me to Dr. Ross Greene, specifically his book titled “The Explosive Child”. I was …

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