The OT School House Podcast:

Episode 34: Creating Appropriate Tools For Kids

Featuring Ralph Schrader, OTR/L


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In this episode, Jayson interviews Ralph Schrader, OTR/L, a part owner of a therapy clinic in New York and creator of the toy brand, Hungry Cutters. Ralph set out to create toys designed to facilitate developing fine motor skills in the kids he treats. Now, he is sharing those toys with us, along with a few tips for anyone out there who may be interested in developing their own toys. Listen in to hear about:

  • How Ralph started to develop his own toys

  • What drives the development of these toys

  • How toys are tools for therapists and parents

  • A few tips on how you could turn your self-made toys into a business

  • Where you can find the toys Ralph has created (*hint*, scroll down for Amazon links)

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