According to a recent USA TODAY survey, one third of Americans are bullies or bullied at some point in school. In addition bullying these days is most often done in groups and through the Internet, which makes looking away much harder. Why would a child bully? Why would a child get bullied? Behaviors are learned, which means parents […]
About Deborah Michael
Deborah Michael, MS, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of North Shore Pediatric Therapy. She is a professional advisory committee member of the Autism Society of Illinois.
She is also a mother of five children. Her life’s passion has been to improve the lives of children and their families.
Entries by Deborah Michael
Researchers reported today that the food in famous paintings of the Last Supper meal has grown by biblical proportions over the last millennium. The researchers conclude, If art imitates life, we’re in trouble. The size of the main dish grew 69 percent; the size of the plate, 66 percent, and the bread, 23 percent, between […]
Is this health care bill revamp a positive or negative move for families of children with autism and other predominant and growing special needs? What will this do for children needing occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, applied behavior analysts, psychology? Is insurance up for grabs now? I hear everyone is going to have access […]
When the WHY is big enough the HOW will come when we work for it. When you believe in a cause and work hard for it, you WILL make a difference. This is true for a world cause, or for a more personal cause in your community, at your workplace, and within your own family. […]