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.

Auditory Sensory Processing at Home and School – Episode 81

On this Episode, I talk about Auditory Sensory Processing Delays and Sensitivities.  I will explain what this looks like, how it works, and provide examples of home and school situations.

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COTA and OTR Work Relationship – Episode 80

On this episode of the Milestones Podcast, I discuss the roles of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) in Occupational Therapy settings.  I also explain the differences between COTA and OTR and what their roles are in the workplace.

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Pencil Grip Study
Schwellnus, Heidi, et al. “Writing Forces Associated With Four Pencil Grasp Patterns in Grade 4 Children.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Mar. 2013, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851668&resultClick=3.

“Paraprofessional.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraprofessional.

COTA Name Change
PA, April 1 2017Philadelphia. “COTA: Is a Name Change the Solution?” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Nov. 1996, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1865150&resultClick=3.

Entry level OT
“Entry-Level Role Delineation for Registered Occupational Therapists (OTRs) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs).” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Dec. 1990, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1879318&resultClick=3.

KSBHA Regs


Crayon Rocks on Amazon

These Crayon Rocks are great for encouraging kids to use their fingertips and thumb to grasp the crayons, and practice their Fine Motor skills!  (Not for use with kids under 3 due to choking hazard!)


Fine Motor Skills for 3 Year Olds Episode 79

On this Episode, I discuss the top 5 Fine Motor Skills that I look for in typical 3 year old development!

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HWT and Head Start Article

Lust, Carol A., and Denise K. Donica. “Effectiveness of a Handwriting Readiness Program in Head Start: A Two-Group Controlled Trial.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Sept. 2011, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851506&resultClick=3.

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Crawling Episode 78

On this Episode, I discuss the potential long term benefits of crawling, as well as, the potential long-term issues kids might have in school if they skip the crawling phase as infants.
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Play With Your Food: How to Get Your Toddler to Eat
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Milestones Podcast Website:
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Email: allison@mymidwesttherapy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com
Milestones on Instagram
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Intro and Ending Music by: Nathan Kirch. “Dredgpop2”

Midwest Therapy Associates, Milestones Podcast, and Allison Carter may receive commissions from affiliate links posted on this page at no extra cost to you.