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Sensory Corner: Fourth of July Sensory Tips - PediaStaff Sonoma Valley Wineries, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Feeding Program, Constitution Day, Sensory Overload, Sensory Diet, Sensory Processing Disorder, Work Activities, End Of Year

Sensory Corner: Fourth of July Sensory Tips - PediaStaff

[Source: PK Therapy] By: Lindsey Murphy, OTR/L The Fourth of July is a wonderful holiday full of food, fireworks, and fun. However, sometimes the celebrations can become a bit of a sensory overload. In order to make this holiday enjoyable for everyone, here are some sensory-based OT tips for making it a more pleasant experience: Increased […]

Sensory Corner: Summer and Sensory Processing Issues - PediaStaff Social Anxiety, Stress And Anxiety, Oppositional Behavior, Ocd Symptoms, Mind Institute, Types Of Anxiety, Make A Presentation, School Ot, Sensory Issues

Sensory Corner: Summer and Sensory Processing Issues - PediaStaff

[Source: Child Mind Institute] For many kids, summer vacation holds the promise of months of school-free fun. But for children with sensory processing issues, summer can be a challenging time. From the sand on the beach to the fireworks on the Fourth of July, the season is full of exciting but potentially difficult experiences. An […]

OT Corner: Book Excerpt - Sensory Parenting: The Elementary Years - PediaStaff Activities To Do, Therapy Activities, Functional Literacy, Silly Hats, Sensory Processing Disorder, Helping Children, Extreme Weather, Special Needs, Pediatrics

OT Corner: Book Excerpt - Sensory Parenting: The Elementary Years - PediaStaff

written by Britt Collins, MS, OTR and Jackie Linder Olson – Available through Sensory World, Amazon.com & Barnes & Noble. Chapter 8: Sensory Seasons and Sensory Holidays Book Excerpt p.155-157: Winter For those of us that don’t live on a tropical island, winter means cold air and extreme weather, which can be extra hard on […]

Video OT Corner: Sensory Diet Moment of Calm | PediaStaff Pediatric SLP, OT and PT Blog Behaviour Chart, Behavior, Sensory Diet, Self Regulation, Sensory Processing Disorder, Pediatrics, Classroom Management, Disorders, Corner

Video OT Corner: Sensory Diet Moment of Calm - PediaStaff

[Source: Griffin OT] This three minute sensory diet video is designed for teacher to use with students at their desk to help them to regulate and get ready to learn. Watch on the Griffin OT YouTube Channel

Autism Corner: Sensory Meltdowns in Kids on the Autism Spectrum | PediaStaff Pediatric SLP, OT and PT Blog Sensory Processing Disorder, Social Stories, Children With Autism, Aspergers, Autism Spectrum, Social Skills, Pediatrics, Kids Wear, Corner

Autism Corner: Sensory Meltdowns in Kids on the Autism Spectrum - PediaStaff

[Source: My Aspergers Child] “Why is my autistic (high functioning) son so sooo sensitive to certain clothing? He refuses to wear jeans and doesn’t like certain shoes and socks. I’ve made the mistake of forcing him to wear some of these things in the past, which resulted in a HUGE meltdown. He will react to […]

SPD Corner: Sensory Processing: Assessment & Intervention Strategies | PediaStaff Pediatric SLP, OT and PT Blog Asd Symptoms, Sensory Issues, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Stories, Children With Autism, Social Skills, Pediatrics, Assessment

SPD Corner: Sensory Processing: Assessment & Intervention Strategies - PediaStaff

[Source: Best Practice Autism] Unusual sensory responses (i.e., sensory over-responsivity, sensory under-responsivity, and sensory seeking) are relatively common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sensory issues are now included in the DSM-5 ASD symptom criteria for restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities (RRB), and include hyper-or hypo-reactivity to sensory input or unusual […]

OT Corner: The Importance of Crossing Midline for Children with SPD | PediaStaff Pediatric SLP, OT and PT Blog Motor Skills Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Activities To Do, Therapy Activities, Crossing Midline, Motor Planning, Sensory Motor, Sensory Processing Disorder, Occupational Therapist

OT Corner: The Importance of Crossing Midline for Children with SPD - PediaStaff

[Source: The Recycling OT] Typically developing children naturally cross midline during play and functional activities. This is not a skill that parents usually teach, which is why you’ve probably never heard the term before. Children with dyspraxia other types of Sensory Processing disorders (SPD) may avoid crossing midline. MIDLINE: is an imaginary vertical line running […]

Sensory Corner: Strategies for Wearing Masks during the Pandemic | PediaStaff Pediatric SLP, OT and PT Blog Motor Activities, Activities To Do, Sensory Activities, Therapy Activities, Sensory Motor, Activities Of Daily Living, Sensory Processing Disorder, The New Normal, Social Stories

Sensory Corner: Strategies for Wearing Masks during the Pandemic - PediaStaff

[Source: Sensory Smarts] by Lindsey Biel The COVID-19 pandemic is disorienting and scary for all of us. It has been a marvel for me as an occupational therapist to see how well so many of my clients —children, teens, and adults alike — have coped with this surreal disruption of daily routines. As we adjust […]

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Brain Benefits of Sensory Motor Groups - PediaStaff

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Do you provide group therapy sessions? Is it ever a struggle for children to participate? Do you find that some children have the motor skills when playing alone but then have difficulties when they start playing in a group game? Participating in sensory-motor group games requires additional executive functions than playing alone. Sensory-motor […]

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Sensory Corner: Sensory-Based Interventions in School-Based OT - PediaStaff

[Source: Fab Strategies.org] School occupational therapists apply sensory-based interventions (SBIs) providing specific sensory input for improved classroom behavior. SBIs can include school occupational therapy teacher consultation, environmental adaptations, adaptive equipment, and the use of specific sensory activities. It is important to differentiate occupational therapy SBIs using individualized goal-directed sensory strategies and adaptive equipment to objectively improve behavior…

After we published a video about a special room designed to help autistic kids calm and focus themselves you had questions. Heres what it takes to create this kind of space. Sensory Room Autism, Sensory Rooms, Autism Classroom, Sensory Activities, Autistic Children, Children With Autism, Occupational Therapy Programs, Self Contained Classroom, School Ot

Sensory Corner: Sensory Room 101 - PediaStaff

[Source: Edutopia] After we published a video about a special room designed to help autistic kids calm and focus themselves, you had questions. Here’s what it takes to create this kind of space. A sensory room—a therapeutic space with a variety of equipment that provides students with special needs with personalized sensory input—helps these children […]

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Homemade Slime Leaves Girl with Third-Degree Burns - PediaStaff

[Source: USA Today] A common ingredient in DIY slime is to blame for a Massachusetts girl’s second- and third-degree burns, according to reports. Eleven-year-old Kathleen Quinn who made DIY slime “a million times” with no problems, suddenly started crying in extreme pain in the middle of the night, mom Siobhan Quinn told WCVB Channel 5 […]

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A Trail Of Their Own

[Source: Disability Scoop] Spin a wheel and watch a rainbow of colors whirl in front of you. Try another and hear the sound of rain. Run your fingers over a grid of oversize marbles. Rock back and forth inside a spinning wheel. Beat your hands on multicolored drums. Look up and you’ll see tall trees, changing leaves, and maybe even a rare type of woodpecker. The outdoor fun at Doylestown Township’s new Sensory Trail, tucked into a wooded corner of its Central Park, might well appeal to all…

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Sensory Corner: Engaging Reluctant Children in Art Play

[Source: Special-ism] One of the concerns repeatedly raised by parents is their child’s lack of interest and willingness to engage in art play, especially coloring, drawing and beginning writing activities. Often this is the parent of a child, typically a boy, who is very active, demonstrating greater interest in running, jumping, climbing than in sitting down to draw. It can also be the child who is reluctant to engage with art materials, such as glue or paint, due to sensory defensiveness…

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Link Discovered Between Touch and Level of Social Difficulty in Autism

[Source: Medical News Today] The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. The main findings of the doctoral research of Eliane Deschrijver, which are now published, show that individuals with ASD may have difficulties to determine which tactile sensations belong to the action of someone else. Many individuals with ASD are over- or undersensitive to sensory information. Some feel overwhelmed by busy environments such as…