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.

Early Signs of Autism in Infants and Toddlers Episode 58

On this episode I discuss what some of the early common signs of Autism are in Infants and Toddlers.  I also discuss a research study about trial using parent-mediated video intervention.

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Research Article
Green, J, et al. “Randomised trial of a parent-Mediated intervention for infants at high risk for autism: longitudinal outcomes to age 3 years.” Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Dec. 2017, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28393350.

 


Sensory Issues Getting Worse Episode 57

On this episode I discuss why some kids my seem to be having some increased sensory processing issues right now. . .

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Interview with Michelle Emanuel Tummy Time Method Episode 56

On this episode, I have an interview discussion with Michelle Emanuel who developed the Tummy Time Method.
Michelle’s Email: emanuelot@yahoo.com

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Sensory Processing: Using the Sensory Profile Episode 55

On this episode, I discuss the use of the Sensory Profile 2 in Occupational Therapy and other areas to assess a person’s sensory processing patterns. I also provide a research study where the Short Sensory Profile was used to help determine the differences between sensory processing patterns of kids with Autism versus kids who are typically developing.

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Reserach Article
Tomchek, Scott D., and Winnie Dunn. “Sensory Processing in Children With and Without Autism: A Comparative Study Using the Short Sensory Profile.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Mar. 2007, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1866937.

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Walking and Talking Toddlers – Episode 54

On this episode, I talk about how some infants and toddlers stop learning new sounds and words while they are learning to crawl and walk – among other gross motor skills. I discuss the relationship between the vestibular sensory system, gross motor skills, and language development.

Research Article:
How Do You Learn to Walk? Thousands of Steps and Dozens of Falls per Day. Karen E. Adolph, Whitney G. Cole, Meghana Komati, Jessie S. Garciaguirre, Daryaneh Badaly, Jesse M. Lingeman, Gladys L. Y. Chan, Rachel B. Sotsky. Psychological Science, Vol 23, Issue 11, pp. 1387 – 1394. First Published October 19, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797612446346
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Play With Your Food Book Now Available on Amazon!!!

My book is now available on Amazon.com and Amazon Europe!! Click on the picture to take you to the Amazon store where you can purchase it for only $6.50 USD!! Free Shipping for Amazon Prime Members!
Contact me if you don’t have access to Amazon and I will help you get one. Send an email to allison@mymidwesttherapy.com and let me know!


Tactile Sensitivities With Wearing Clothing Episode 53

On this episode, I discuss why some kids won’t seem to leave their clothes on, and what some possible strategies are for helping them wear clothes!

Also, my new book published today on Amazon.com and Amazon Europe! My listing price is $6.50 USD.  At the time of this posting Amazon did not have my listing price updated yet, so check back later today or tomorrow to get it at that price.  3rd party sellers are listing it for much higher than that right now.

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Parents and Professionals Communication Episode 52

On this episode, I discuss the importance of communication between parents and the professionals that are involved in the care of children with special needs and/or medical needs.

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