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Pediatric Therapy From the Parent’s Perspective with Effie Parks

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Episode Summary

Do you ever wonder if you’re actually making a difference in the lives of your clients? Today, I’m bringing on Effie Parks to share her experience as a parent to a son with a rare genetic disease. Effie isn’t a practitioner, but her insight into what it’s like to be a caregiver for a kiddo who receives therapy will most certainly make you understand the impact you can have on your clients and their families.

Show Notes

Effie and Sarah discuss:  

  • The moment she found out about her son’s diagnosis
  • CTNNB1 syndrome
  • How it presents in her son
  • Her experience in early intervention
  • The impact OT has had on her and her son’s life
  • Her advice for OT practitioners working with families 
  • Memorable moments in OT so far
  • Hippotherapy
  • Parents trusting in therapists
  • Reflections on OT from a parent perspective
  • Her podcast
  • Resources

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