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.

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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Proprioception – Part 2 – Episode 97

In this Episode, I talk about Proprioceptive Sensory Processing, and what types of activities you can use to meet the needs of individuals with proprioceptive sensory needs.

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Weighted Tactile Bean Bags on Amazon

These 1/2 lb weighted tactile bean bags can add some fun and Proprioceptive sensory input to different activities and games.

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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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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