A Successful Return To School With ADHD

The beginning of a new school year marks a fresh start and a world of opportunities for students, including those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Often parents and children with ADHD, struggle to identify how to organize and identify tools and strategies to help them have a successful start. By implementing a range of […]

Taking Control of ADHD


Many people are familiar with Attention – Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as it effects millions of children and adults every day.  The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth edition (DSM-5) defines ADHD as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity–impulsivity that was present before age of 12 has clear evidence that the symptoms […]

Functional Neurological Disorder

OT with FND Patient

Washington University Occupational Therapy has developed a program to treat patients experiencing functional neurological disorders. A Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a medical condition in which there is a problem with the functioning of the nervous system and how the brain and body send and/or receive signals. The FND program at Washington University Occupational Therapy […]

Managing Stress During The Holidays

Managing Stress During The Holidays

November and December are times that families cherish; as it brings warm memories of cherished traditions. Many emotions surround this timeframe including stress, excitement, and love. 2020 has brought with it many changes to how we do things within our own families and our communities. Which will affect how we will celebrate this holiday season. […]

Pediatric OT Tips For The Holiday Season

Kids making cookies

It is known as a time for family and friends gathering, shopping, car trips to see the relatives, the list goes on and on. The holiday season is upon us! Many children and families find this time to be a struggle. For some, it is due to the excitement of the holiday, for others the […]