Therapist Tool: Scoring Spreadsheets for the Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC-2)

This is ONLY a scoring sheet for the Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC-2). The purpose of this tool is to allow the scorer to enter the raw scores from the paper/electronic administration pages and then have the spreadsheet tally the scores with pre-filled formulas. The scores are automatically added up in an effort toContinue reading “Therapist Tool: Scoring Spreadsheets for the Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC-2)”

Specialty Certifications: Value-added or Unnecessary?

When do you really need a specialty certification versus just capitalizing on your professional training?  Five reasons why you might want to go the extra mile and earn those extra letters for your professional signature. At this point in my career, I have earned three additional certifications that have advanced my practice skills and fulfilledContinue reading “Specialty Certifications: Value-added or Unnecessary?”

Overcome Postpartum Wrist Pain with these Simple Tips to Improve Everyday Life

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” Princess diana Wrist pain after pregnancy doesn’t have to become a barrier to enjoying life with your new bundle of joy. While the cause is likely due to the extended time you now spend holding your baby and lugging around that car seat, there are someContinue reading “Overcome Postpartum Wrist Pain with these Simple Tips to Improve Everyday Life”

Therapist Tool: Scoring Spreadsheets for the Sensory Profile-2 and the Sensory Processing Measure

At Embody OT, most of the focus is on mind-body modalities; however, I wanted to share this tool that was very helpful to me when I was working in outpatient pediatrics. This is ONLY a scoring sheet for each version of the Sensory Profile-2 and the Sensory Processing Measure assessments. The purpose of this toolContinue reading “Therapist Tool: Scoring Spreadsheets for the Sensory Profile-2 and the Sensory Processing Measure”

Meet Heidi

Heidi Carpenter, OTD, OTR/L, RYT®200, Pn1 Heidi Carpenter is a native of Arizona and grew up in Gilbert.  She completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Northern Arizona University in 2009 and earned her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska, December 2014. Following graduation, she completed a year-long pediatricContinue reading “Meet Heidi”

Car Yoga

Recently, I had the privilege of sharing my passion for yoga with my colleagues and they asked if I would teach a class at work.  Of course I jumped on this opportunity and I wanted to tailor this class specifically for their needs… Many of us in the home health world spend HOURS a dayContinue reading “Car Yoga”