Category Archives: social emotional learning

Strategies for Neurotypical People to Develop Empathy for Autistic People

Historically, there has been much debate about the extent to which autistic individuals experience empathy. I am using the phrase “autistic individuals” rather than “individuals with autism,” per the recommendation from the Autism Self-Advocacy Network. Recent studies indicate that while … Continue reading

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Childhood Memories and Lessons that Influence my Work as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist: Part 1

While working with school-aged children, I often find myself reflecting on how I saw the world and what was important to me as a child. Accessing childhood memories helps me identify with a child’s perspective, even if that child has … Continue reading

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