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Dr. Anne Zachry

occupational therapist & child development specialist

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Helpful Parenting Articles

Talking about my book “Retro Baby” on Fox & Friends! Click HERE to view the segment.





“Fine and Dandy” in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

The ABCs of Retro Activities  on Momiverse.com and DrLaura.com

“Eight Questions to Ask When Looking at Preschools” on Parents.com

“How to Prepare Your Child for Preschool” on Parents.com

“Six Things Preschool Teachers Won’t Say” on Parents.com

“Six Types of Preschool Programs” on Parents.com

“Before Starting Preschool: What Kids Should Know” on Parents.com

“Teaching Preschoolers to Use Scissors” on Parents.com

“Educating Caregivers about Tummy Time” (co-author Susan K. Slaughter) in OT Practice

“Crawl, Baby, Crawl” in Pregnancy & Newborn

Babies Love Mobiles” in Babytalk

ProSquad Consultant at ParentingSquad.com

P & N Ask the Experts: “Safe Sleep Practices” on Pregnancy & Newborn website

Ten Skills to Teach Your Preschooler Before Kindergarten” on babble.com

“Why Crawling is Developmentally Important” on babble.com

Help, My Baby Hates Tummy Time!” on Cornerstonesforparents.com

“Helmets Help” in Advance

“What’s the Big Deal About Tummy Time?” on Brighthub.com

Everything You Need to Know About Flattened Head Syndrome” on Brighthub.com

“The Importance of Crawling in Infant Development” on Brighthub.com

“The Truth About Tummy Time” on Parenthood.com

“Why Tummy Time Matters” in Advance

“Quick Tummy Time Tips” in Calgary’s Child

“Making Tummy Time Fun” in Charlotte Parent

“Tummy Time Tips” in Western New York Family

“Tummy Time Tips for Babies” in Family Friendly Knoxville


“Your Baby’s Behavioral Development: Month One” on Parents.com

“Your Baby’s Behavioral Development: Month Two” on Parents.com

“Why Children Should be Playing Outside” on www.TigerSheds.com

“Language Development Strategies in Toddlers” in The Global Post

Hands up, Baby” in Parenting-April 2012

“Preventing Flat Spots on Baby’s Head”Sheknows.com

“Independent Toddler Eating”– on Education.com

“What to do When Baby Won’t Sleep” on SheKnows.com

“Raising Baby in an iWorld” on SheKnows.com

“Ready, Set, Read!” in New Jersey Family – Feb. 2012

“The Importance of Tummy Time” in Ohio Valley Parent– Feb. 2012

“Rock & Roll: Tips to Get Your Baby Rolling Over” on Education.com

Special Needs Articles

Students Gaining Skills in Advance for OT Practitioners

Teaching the Child with Autism: Tips & Techniques

Teaching Students with ADD and ADHD

Helping Students with Developmental Delays Through Play

Sensory Writing: A Team Approach to Handwriting Instruction

Students at Local School for the Deaf Experience Kinesthetic Learning

Hand in Hand with Parents: OT Practice, March 1999


Keeping it Fun! in The Commercial Appeal

Also, Check Out My Website:

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Tips





Scholarly Articles

Zachry, A. H., & Mitchell, A. W. (2012). Goal-directed actions and early experience with crawling. Occupation, Participation & Health, 32, 48-55.

Zachry, A. H., & Kitzmann, K. M. (2011). Caregiver awareness of prone play recommendations. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 101-105.

Zachry, A. H., Kitzmann, K. M. (2010). Disparities in sleep position awareness and compliance. Southern Medical Journal, 103, 311-15.

Zachry, A. H., Doan, A., Lancaster, S. B., Simmons, B., Smith, C., & Wicker, N. (2016).  A comparison of manuscript and cursive handwriting speed in fifth and sixth grade students: A pilot study.  Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Lancaster, S. L., Zachry, A. H., Duck, A., Harris, A., Page, K. E., & Sanders, J. (2016). Delivery of the Wilbarger Protocol: A Survey of Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practitioners.  Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention.


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