About Allison

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and went on to get a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center. As soon as I graduated I began building my caseload by contracting with the state of Missouri infant and toddler program. Over the last 10 years I have worked with the infant and toddler program as well as private pay cases with children up to 15 years old. I work with families on practical ways to make positive changes to their lives. I provide hands on direct therapy as well as parent education and consultation. Therapy is individualized to each child and family's specific needs. I prefer to start out with direct in home services and decrease to face to face consultation or internet-based consultation via Skype.

On Amazon: OgoSport – Grippi Bottle Ball

Baby bottle holder – slide this on over the bottle so the baby can learn to hold their own bottle.  This gadget can be good for little ones that have gross motor delays, fine motor delays, and general difficulties with bringing hands to the middle (midline) to hold things.

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Proprioception – Part 1 – Episode 96

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In this Episode, I talk about Proprioceptive Sensory Processing, and what that looks like with real life examples.

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Intro and Ending Music by: Lance Carter, “A New Normal”

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Bee to Hive Matching Game on Amazon

Cute game! I wouldn’t use with little ones that are still putting toys/items in their mouth.  . . the bees are still a little too small for my comfort with those kiddos!

But, it is a cute toy with good opportunities to work on fine motor, cognitive, social, and language skills.  The tongs work well, but can be a little difficult to pick up the bees for kiddos who are just learning how to use tongs.

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New Year, New Episodes!!

Happy New Year!  Let me know if you have any topic ideas, questions, comments you would like me to cover on the Milestones Podcast!  Email me at:  allison@mymidwesttherapy.com

 

 

Autism Prevalence – Episode 95

I discuss the most recent review of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the U.S. by the Center’s for Disease Control (CDC).

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Autism Prevalence in 8 Year Olds

Christensen DL, Maenner MJ, Bilder D, et al. Prevalence and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 4 Years – Early Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, Seven Sites, United States, 2010, 2012, and 2014. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2019;68(2):1-19. Published 2019 Apr 12. doi:10.15585/mmwr.ss6802a1

Autism Prevalence in 4 Year Olds

Shaw KA, Maenner MJ, Baio J, et al. Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 4 Years — Early Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, Six Sites, United States, 2016. MMWR Surveill Summ 2020;69(No. SS-3):1–11. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.ss6903a1external icon.

 

TODAY!! Milestones Podcast Q&A with Allison Carter – December 16th 7:00pm U.S. Central Time

Topic: Milestones Podcast Q&A
Time: Dec 16, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Please join me, Allison Carter, Occupational Therapist for a 30 minute Question & Answer session tonight!  There is no fee to join this session!! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to speak with the host of the Milestones Podcast.


Globbles on Amazon

These Globbles are an interesting Tactile Sensory Processing item! They are very sticky, and even stick to each other well!  Kids can squeeze, poke, smash them and experience a unique type of texture when using them!  For smaller kids, use with caution and/or adult supervision.

STNR – Episode 94

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In this Episode of the Milestones Podcast, I talk about the STNR or Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex.  I explain what this reflex looks like, and how it works.  I also discuss options for exercises to do for a retained STNR.

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Max the Fine Motor Moose on Amazon

Max the Moose fine motor toy on Amazon by Learning Resources. Great for fine motor skills, plus color matching and sorting.

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Quick Message about Live Q&A Session in December – Episode 93

Hello! This is just a quick message to let you know about an upcoming Q&A event that will be held for Upper Level Patrons on the Milestones Podcast – Patreon page. Sign up now using this link: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com

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