17 Jill Schacht | On Occupational Therapy, itchy sweaters, and getting to know kids on the spectrum

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Today, I speak with certified Occupational Therapist, Jill Schacht. I am also prepared to knight her with the highly coveted UNP certification.*

Jill has worked with the Romanator for over a year, and with all of his anxiety issues, he has never - not once - not RUN to the car at OT time. This is a small miracle. But no wonder, given Jill's fun and positive disposition.

We chat about how she became an OT, tips and tricks for redirecting kiddos towards completing non-preferred tasks. (Spoiler alert: turns out you have to take time to really get to know what really motivates that particular kid before you can make them do your bidding. Whattttt? Why does everything have to be so hard? *kicks door frame*). It appears that my internal voices have learned to type. Be very afraid!

Enjoy it here y'all: Joyriding in Autismland

Kelley

*Unbelievably Nice Person

PS If you're lucky enough to live near Portland, and find yourself in need of an OT, you can find Jill at Storeysmith Pediatric Clinic.

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