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.

Tactile Sensory Processing and the Changing Seasons – Episode 103

On this episode, I discuss how the changing seasons can affect those people with Tactile Sensory Processing Sensitivities.

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

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Kelsey Philpott-Robinson, Alison E. Lane, Karen Harpster; Sensory Features of Toddlers at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Am J Occup Ther July/August 2016, Vol. 70(4), 7004220010p1–7004220010p8. doi: https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2016.019497

Looking for: Fine Motor, Sensory, Feeding Items?

Milestones Podcast Amazon Storefront

Check out the Milestone Podcast Amazon Store!  I have started a collection of fine motor, sensory, books, and feeding items that you may find helpful all in one place!

These are things you may want to add to your personal “therapy” collection.  Parents of infants and toddlers may find these ideas helpful for Birthday, Christmas, or other Holiday gift lists!

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Fubbles: Bubble Party Machine

This bubble machine works so well!! It puts out so many bubbles you can’t even believe it! 

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Fine Motor Skill Milestones – Episode 102

Fine Motor Skill Milestones.  In this episode, I discuss the fine motor skills that I consider to be “milestones” for kids in the ages of birth-three years.  I also present a research study on handwriting interventions with at-risk kindergarteners.

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AJOT Handwriting Article

American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 2016, Vol. 70, 7003220020. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2016.018820

Autism Parenting Magazine Back to School Special

As we know, one of the most challenging times for a child with autism is the start of the school year. New classrooms, teachers, peers, rules — it can be overwhelming. Any variation in routine has the potential to create confusion and stress. However, this can often be managed through educating ourselves and careful planning.

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As well as access to cutting-edge information delivered on a monthly basis, you’ll also receive the following bonuses:

Issue 10 – Back to School Made Easy
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Issue 36 – Managing School Stressors
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Issue 50 – The Homeschooling Revolution
Issue 51 – School: Preparing Your Child for Transition
Issue 65 – Back to School Transitions
Issue 78 – Back to School Success
Issue 90 – Practical Ways to Build Skills for a Lifetime
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Interview with Meera Raval – Episode 101

In this Episode of the Milestones Podcast, Meera Raval, MA, CCC-SLP, BCTS, ACAS,  Owner and Speech-Language Pathologist of Super Speech Solutions, LLC/ Board Certified Telepractice Specialist / Advanced Certified Autism Specialist, joins me in a discussion about speech and language with the pediatric population.

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Meera Raval Deters, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCTS, ACAS is the owner of Super Speech Solutions, a concierge private practice that provides online Speech Therapy to Texans.  She received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2006.  Meera has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation clinics, charter schools, and private practices over the past fourteen years.  Meera specializes in accent modification and child language disorders, with an emphasis on autism.

Super Speech Solutions

Meera Raval, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCTS, ACAS

Top 5 Items for Early Intervention Evaluation – Episode 100

In this Episode of the Milestones Podcast, I discuss the top 5 things I look for when doing a new Occupational Therapy evaluation with an infant or toddler in the Early Intervention program setting.

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Listener Q&A – Episode 99

On this episode, I address a couple of listener questions on working with clients in-home on your own, and feeding strategies / ideas with kids in pre-K or ECSE (pre-school, or Early Childhood Special Education).

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Infant Teething Toys on Amazon

Silicone infant teething toys on Amazon. . . found these teething toys today!  They are super cute, lightweight, and perfect for infants who are teething!!


Interview With Matthew & Carol Newell – Episode 98

On this Episode, I talk with Matthew and Carol Newell, co-founders and directors of The Family Hope Center. 

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Healing Your Child’s Brain Book