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What is serendipity?…and more importantly, what is Occupational Therapy?!

June 25, 2019

ser·en·dip·i·ty /ˌserənˈdipədē/

noun: serendipity; plural noun: serendipities the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. “a fortunate stroke of serendipity”

synonyms: chance, happy chance, accident, happy accident

Life is all about finding the little things that add up to fortune in our lives. Serendipity has always been one of my favorite words in the English dictionary from a young age when I learned its definition. Admittedly, I’ve always been a lover of language and arts, anything that makes you think and feel, and discovering the word “serendipity” was…well, serendipitous!

Now, more importantly, what is occupational therapy? Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t know or kind of know but still have questions. Of all the professions out there, I am well aware mine is probably the most difficult to understand and explain. Most jobs, you can explain in a single sentence, but never occupational therapy! A lot of the confusion comes from how OTs can work in so many settings – “from womb to tomb” as one of my college professors would say and the name “occupational”. No, we do not help people find jobs. But we do help you restore function or learn adaptive skills that you need for your job….the most important job there is; the job of living.

Occupational therapy:

Living life to the fullest!

Occupational therapists can work in rehabilitation, mental health, pediatrics…and these are just the basics that we are educated with in our degree. The main focus of our therapy is to use activities of daily living and use these activities to guild rehabilitation in all areas. We do focus mostly on those with disabilities, those that have been sick or injured (or with joint replacements – hello adaptive equipment!), or family members of individuals in these categories, so those who have never heard of occupational therapy have never had any of these reasons to encounter one. That being said, if you are a part of these groups, you are so loved!

The majority of my career has focused on pediatrics – kids – and people often ask what job does a kid have? My answer for that is “what job doesn’t a kid have?” I am not a parent, but working with so many, I see how difficult it is to be a kid these days! A simple list can include being a daughter or son, brother or sister, student, team player, artist, thespian, lego builder, computer coder, video game master, dancer, and so many other jobs all in one depending on your child! Between schools and outpatient clinics, I have had the pleasure of working with kids of every walk and all are special and wonderful and have special talents and gifts to share, some just need a bit more help than others to understand, embrace, and share who they are.

Yes, in these settings the children I work with do have difficulties, and you may see them in your own house, but that is why this company was created. Parent education is a huge component for therapists that is often pushed back due to insurance focuses; something that is a huge disservice to parents everywhere. With the creation of Simple Serendipity Health & Wellness, this is occupational therapy that focuses on your child, but also you as the parent who wants to be there and help your child. This is a development that you fortunately stumbled across…this is simple serendipity.

Through this company, I aim to educate about overall well-being, not just for kids and parents, but for everyone who can benefit from a little self-love in this world we live in together. Burt Bacharach was right on the money when he stated that what the world needs now is love, but to love another person, we must first love ourselves. Join me on this journey of finding the little serendipitous parts of life!

About Alli

Alli Carbone, MS, OTR/L, CCYT, is a pediatric occupational therapist that specializes in using yoga for sensory processing skills and education for the whole family.

What is serendipity?…and more importantly, what is Occupational Therapy?!

June 25, 2019

ser·en·dip·i·ty /ˌserənˈdipədē/
noun: serendipity; plural noun: serendipities the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. “a fortunate stroke of serendipity”
synonyms:chance, happy chance, accident, happy accident

Life is all about finding the little things that add up to fortune in our lives. Serendipity has always been one of my favorite words in the English dictionary from a young age when I learned its definition. Admittedly, I’ve always been a lover of language and arts, anything that makes you think and feel, and discovering the word “serendipity” was…well, serendipitous!

Now, more importantly, what is occupational therapy? Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t know or kind of know but still have questions. Of all the professions out there, I am well aware mine is probably the most difficult to understand and explain. Most jobs, you can explain in a single sentence, but never occupational therapy! A lot of the confusion comes from how OTs can work in so many settings – “from womb to tomb” as one of my college professors would say and the name “occupational”. No, we do not help people find jobs. But we do help you restore function or learn adaptive skills that you need for your job….the most important job there is; the job of living.

We may not be in the same boat,

but we are all in the same storm.

Occupational therapists can work in rehabilitation, mental health, pediatrics…and these are just the basics that we are educated with in our degree. The main focus of our therapy is to use activities of daily living and use these activities to guild rehabilitation in all areas. We do focus mostly on those with disabilities, those that have been sick or injured (or with joint replacements – hello adaptive equipment!), or family members of individuals in these categories, so those who have never heard of occupational therapy have never had any of these reasons to encounter one. That being said, if you are a part of these groups, you are so loved!

The majority of my career has focused on pediatrics – kids – and people often ask what job does a kid have? My answer for that is “what job doesn’t a kid have?” I am not a parent, but working with so many, I see how difficult it is to be a kid these days! A simple list can include being a daughter or son, brother or sister, student, team player, artist, thespian, lego builder, computer coder, video game master, dancer, and so many other jobs all in one depending on your child! Between schools and outpatient clinics, I have had the pleasure of working with kids of every walk and all are special and wonderful and have special talents and gifts to share, some just need a bit more help than others to understand, embrace, and share who they are.

Yes, in these settings the children I work with do have difficulties, and you may see them in your own house, but that is why this company was created. Parent education is a huge component for therapists that is often pushed back due to insurance focuses; something that is a huge disservice to parents everywhere. With the creation of Simple Serendipity Health & Wellness, this is occupational therapy that focuses on your child, but also you as the parent who wants to be there and help your child. This is a development that you fortunately stumbled across…this is simple serendipity.

Through this company, I aim to educate about overall well-being, not just for kids and parents, but for everyone who can benefit from a little self-love in this world we live in together. Burt Bacharach was right on the money when he stated that what the world needs now is love, but to love another person, we must first love ourselves. Join me on this journey of finding the little serendipitous parts of life!

About Alli

Alli Carbone, MS, OTR/L, CCYT, is a pediatric occupational therapist that specializes in using yoga for sensory processing skills and education for the whole family.

What is serendipity?…and more importantly, what is Occupational Therapy?!

June 25, 2019

ser·en·dip·i·ty /ˌserənˈdipədē/
noun: serendipity; plural noun: serendipities the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. “a fortunate stroke of serendipity”
synonyms:chance, happy chance, accident, happy accident

Life is all about finding the little things that add up to fortune in our lives. Serendipity has always been one of my favorite words in the English dictionary from a young age when I learned its definition. Admittedly, I’ve always been a lover of language and arts, anything that makes you think and feel, and discovering the word “serendipity” was…well, serendipitous!

Now, more importantly, what is occupational therapy? Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t know or kind of know but still have questions. Of all the professions out there, I am well aware mine is probably the most difficult to understand and explain. Most jobs, you can explain in a single sentence, but never occupational therapy! A lot of the confusion comes from how OTs can work in so many settings – “from womb to tomb” as one of my college professors would say and the name “occupational”. No, we do not help people find jobs. But we do help you restore function or learn adaptive skills that you need for your job….the most important job there is; the job of living.

We may not be in the same boat,

but we are all in the same storm.

Occupational therapists can work in rehabilitation, mental health, pediatrics…and these are just the basics that we are educated with in our degree. The main focus of our therapy is to use activities of daily living and use these activities to guild rehabilitation in all areas. We do focus mostly on those with disabilities, those that have been sick or injured (or with joint replacements – hello adaptive equipment!), or family members of individuals in these categories, so those who have never heard of occupational therapy have never had any of these reasons to encounter one. That being said, if you are a part of these groups, you are so loved!

The majority of my career has focused on pediatrics – kids – and people often ask what job does a kid have? My answer for that is “what job doesn’t a kid have?” I am not a parent, but working with so many, I see how difficult it is to be a kid these days! A simple list can include being a daughter or son, brother or sister, student, team player, artist, thespian, lego builder, computer coder, video game master, dancer, and so many other jobs all in one depending on your child! Between schools and outpatient clinics, I have had the pleasure of working with kids of every walk and all are special and wonderful and have special talents and gifts to share, some just need a bit more help than others to understand, embrace, and share who they are.

Yes, in these settings the children I work with do have difficulties, and you may see them in your own house, but that is why this company was created. Parent education is a huge component for therapists that is often pushed back due to insurance focuses; something that is a huge disservice to parents everywhere. With the creation of Simple Serendipity Health & Wellness, this is occupational therapy that focuses on your child, but also you as the parent who wants to be there and help your child. This is a development that you fortunately stumbled across…this is simple serendipity.

Through this company, I aim to educate about overall well-being, not just for kids and parents, but for everyone who can benefit from a little self-love in this world we live in together. Burt Bacharach was right on the money when he stated that what the world needs now is love, but to love another person, we must first love ourselves. Join me on this journey of finding the little serendipitous parts of life!

About Alli

Alli Carbone, MS, OTR/L, CCYT, is a pediatric occupational therapist that specializes in using yoga for sensory processing skills and education for the whole family.

What is serendipity?…and more importantly, what is Occupational Therapy?!

June 25, 2019

ser·en·dip·i·ty /ˌserənˈdipədē/
noun: serendipity; plural noun: serendipities the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. “a fortunate stroke of serendipity”
synonyms:chance, happy chance, accident, happy accident

Life is all about finding the little things that add up to fortune in our lives. Serendipity has always been one of my favorite words in the English dictionary from a young age when I learned its definition. Admittedly, I’ve always been a lover of language and arts, anything that makes you think and feel, and discovering the word “serendipity” was…well, serendipitous!

Now, more importantly, what is occupational therapy? Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t know or kind of know but still have questions. Of all the professions out there, I am well aware mine is probably the most difficult to understand and explain. Most jobs, you can explain in a single sentence, but never occupational therapy! A lot of the confusion comes from how OTs can work in so many settings – “from womb to tomb” as one of my college professors would say and the name “occupational”. No, we do not help people find jobs. But we do help you restore function or learn adaptive skills that you need for your job….the most important job there is; the job of living.

We may not be in the same boat,

but we are all in the same storm.

Occupational therapists can work in rehabilitation, mental health, pediatrics…and these are just the basics that we are educated with in our degree. The main focus of our therapy is to use activities of daily living and use these activities to guild rehabilitation in all areas. We do focus mostly on those with disabilities, those that have been sick or injured (or with joint replacements – hello adaptive equipment!), or family members of individuals in these categories, so those who have never heard of occupational therapy have never had any of these reasons to encounter one. That being said, if you are a part of these groups, you are so loved!

The majority of my career has focused on pediatrics – kids – and people often ask what job does a kid have? My answer for that is “what job doesn’t a kid have?” I am not a parent, but working with so many, I see how difficult it is to be a kid these days! A simple list can include being a daughter or son, brother or sister, student, team player, artist, thespian, lego builder, computer coder, video game master, dancer, and so many other jobs all in one depending on your child! Between schools and outpatient clinics, I have had the pleasure of working with kids of every walk and all are special and wonderful and have special talents and gifts to share, some just need a bit more help than others to understand, embrace, and share who they are.

Yes, in these settings the children I work with do have difficulties, and you may see them in your own house, but that is why this company was created. Parent education is a huge component for therapists that is often pushed back due to insurance focuses; something that is a huge disservice to parents everywhere. With the creation of Simple Serendipity Health & Wellness, this is occupational therapy that focuses on your child, but also you as the parent who wants to be there and help your child. This is a development that you fortunately stumbled across…this is simple serendipity.

Through this company, I aim to educate about overall well-being, not just for kids and parents, but for everyone who can benefit from a little self-love in this world we live in together. Burt Bacharach was right on the money when he stated that what the world needs now is love, but to love another person, we must first love ourselves. Join me on this journey of finding the little serendipitous parts of life!

About Alli

Alli Carbone, MS, OTR/L, CCYT, is a pediatric occupational therapist that specializes in using yoga for sensory processing skills and education for the whole family.