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.

Oral Sensitivities and Eating Episode 74

On this episode I discuss Oral Sensory Sensitivities and how they can affect kids and their eating skills.

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Tantrums and Children Who are Nonverbal – Episode 73

On this Episode, I discuss issues that come up with kids who are non-verbal including things like tantrums and frustrations due to language difficulties.

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Fine Motor Skills for 2 Year Olds Episode 72

On this episode, I talk about some of the fine motor skills I look for as an Occupational Therapist when playing with a child between the ages of 24-36 months or 2-3 years.

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Drug Exposure and Infant Development Episode 71

On this Episode, I talk about how infant development can be affected by drug exposure in-utero.

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Journal Article AJOT
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September/October 2011, Vol. 65, e60-e68. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.001263

Articles
Ross, Emily J, et al. Advances in Pediatrics., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Jan. 2015, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4262892/.

“Drug Addiction And Babies: Long Term Effects.” DrugRehab.org, 28 Nov. 2017, www.drugrehab.org/drug-addiction-and-babies-long-term-effects/.

“Children Exposed to Methamphetamine before Birth Have Increased Cognitive Problems.” ScienceDaily, ScienceDaily, 18 Mar. 2014,

www.sciencedaily.com/releases

/2014/03/140318113733.htm.

Singer, Lynn T., et al. “Developing Language Skills of Cocaine-Exposed Infants.” Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 May 2001, pediatrics.

aappublications.org/content/107/5/1057.short.
Research Study


Transition from School to Summer Episode 70

On this Episode, I talk about the transition from school to summer time, how that can affect kids, and suggestions for helping them have a more consistent routine over the summer break.

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Rice, Margaret. “Evidence Based Practice: Visual Activity Schedules.” Your Therapy Source, 2 Nov. 2016, www.yourtherapysource.com

/blog1/2016/11/02/evidence-based-practice-visual-activity-schedules/.


Infant Feeding Issues Episode 69

On this episode, I talk about some of the common concerns with newborn and infant feedings, and what some strategies are for trying to help the feedings improve.




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Milestones Podcast Website:
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Intro and Ending Music by: Nathan Kirch. “Dredgpop2”
“The Infant & Toddler Forum.” Toddler and Infant Nutrition Advice, www.infantandtoddlerforum.org/.
Infant and Toddler Forum

“Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Children.” Averican Speech-Language-Hearing Association, ASHA, www.asha.org/public/speech/swallowing/Feeding-and-Swallowing-Disorders-in-Children/.
Feeding and Swallowing Disorders