Author Archive: marwyn benemerito

I Am, too

A response to “I Am” by Benjamin Giroux and for all my kids that have been touched by Autism…. I’m an OT, and I am odd. Not only do I hear a voice, but see a vision, too. Coming from my God, who wants the best for you. To keep you safe, from a world …

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Your Child with Autism and Spring: Are You Prepared?

This week has been a culmination of somewhat a perfect storm for our kids with Autism, at least her in the Memphis area. For the past few weeks, their Autism brains, especially their Sensory Processing Systems, have taken a beating. From being cooped in their homes due to the winter storms, to the disruptive timing …

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OT’s, We Can Help You Solve Them (Problems): A rap video about OT

April is OT Awareness Month as well. Want to learn more about OT, watch the video on the link above. If you have questions about OT and what we can do, please feel free to contact us at Therapy Hut: (901)309-5219 or message as at the comment section or e-mail me at marwyn@therapyhut.com A great …

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Therapists, What Are You Doing???

Recently saw a young boy in our clinic with Autism. Almost turning 7 years of age. Has had therapies for years…and yet here is what I saw on our first encounter: No eye contact. Did not respond much to his name being called. Non-verbal. Lots of attention span problems. Lots of self-stimulation including putting fingers …

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It’s Time to Glorify Another Healthcare Hero: NURSES

The above photo shows a Philippine politician named Cynthia Villar and her thoughts about nurses and the nursing profession. For those who do not understand the Filipino language, here’s a loose translation of her statement: “Actually, nurses do not need to complete a BSN ( Bachelor of Science In Nursing ) degree. These nurses just …

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Autism Spectrum Disorders…Strengthening, Exercises and Coordination

For almost 20 years, children with autism have constantly re-written the books that have taught me when I was in therapy school. Every child I see never fails to amaze as to what they can do and what new teaching moment they have stored for me. I may be the therapist but their bodies and …

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Wearing many “hats”…It’s called PROFESSIONALISM.

I have recently joined a discussion that my niece, Kaye San Gabriel, an occupational therapist in Florida, started with regards to working in a corporate atmosphere that “at the moment” seems to deflate their passion for their work. I put the quotations on at the moment because I think any company can become good or …

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Bringing the KIDS back to our children

Check out the picture above. What do you see? Better yet, what do you think you see? This picture was taken a few years ago by a news agency in the Philippines. It is one of a series of pictures about the great flood in the capital of Manila then. The picture shows the plight …

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HOPE: What your patients need!!!

Reviewing events that just unfolded the year 2012, it brought me back to one of my conversations with one of the parents of a child with cerebral palsy. In this conversation, I was just reminded by her about that moment when they give you the news, so dark, so hopeless …”Your child has special needs.”..”.Your …

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Connecting with Patients

As I was doing my e-mail reading this morning, I came to this Facebook post from a page called Medical Minds In Motion, a therapy education company so passionate about the rehab professions and its importance. It is headed by a great PT, Rick Daigle, DPT, who I had the chance to learn from in one of …

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