Melissa and Doug Shape Sorter Activity Bag

This is an excellent game for toddlers!  Practice matching shapes and putting toys into a container.  Great for cognitive skills, fine motor, and language all in one activity!


Parent Coaching in Early Intervention Episode 68

On this Episode, I talk about the Parent Coaching or Teaming Model with Early Intervention for ages 0-3 years.

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Early Intervention Handouts


Flashback to Episode 1 Sensory Processing Episode 67

This is an Anniversary show where we flashback to Episode 1 from April 5th, 2017!! Thank you for listening this past year, and for all of your support!

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Pediatric Feeding Therapy Feeding Evaluations Episode 66

On this episode, I discuss the topic of Feeding Evaluations and Feeding Therapy with infants, toddlers, and young children.  The main discussion revolves around questions to ask parents as a therapist to start gathering information about how the child does with eating.

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Sock Ons at Amazon

These little things help keep your baby’s socks on!  They go on over the regular socks, but snug fitting so they can’t pull them off, and they don’t just fall off!  Clever!


Repetitive Behaviors Self Stimming Episode 65

On this Episode, I discuss what repetitive behaviors are. I discuss why people do these self-stimulatory behaviors, and what we should do to help them.

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ASD DSM V
Autism Diagnostic Criteria
“DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria.” Autism Speaks, 29 July 2013, www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/diagnosis/dsm-5-diagnostic-criteria.

ASD Repetitive Behaviors
Repetitive Behaviors
Rudy, Lisa Jo, and Joel Forman. “What Do Repetitive Autistic Behaviors Look Like?” Verywell Health, www.verywell.com/repetitive-behaviors-in-autism-260582.

Research Article
AJOT Research Article
Dyck, Murray J., and Anne Passmore. “Relationships Between Stereotyped Movements and Sensory Processing Disorders in Children With and Without Developmental or Sensory Disorders.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 May 2010, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1854564&resultClick=3.


Step 2 Easel on Amazon

Drawing on a vertical surface has many great benefits for fine motor coordination.  Kids can also practice standing in one place and reaching the entire board – and crossing midline when reaching with each hand!


Crossing Midline in Child Development Episode 64

On this episode, I talk about what the term “Crossing Midline”  means and what types of activities encourage this.  I also discuss what to look for when evaluating whether or not a child is having issues with being able to cross midline.

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Seymour, Tom. “Corpus Callosum: Function and Disorders.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318065.php.

“Corpus Callosum.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 18 Mar. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_callosum.

Bailey, Regina. “What Is the Corpus Callosum, and Whats Its Function in the Brain?” ThoughtCo, www.thoughtco.com/corpus-callosum-anatomy-373219.

“Help Your Child Develop the ‘Crossing the Midline’ Skill.” North Shore Pediatric Therapy, North Shore Pediatric Therapy Http://nspt4kids.Com/Wp-Content/Uploads/2016/05/nspt_2-Color-logo_noclaims.Png, 21 Sept. 2017, nspt4kids.com/parenting/help-your-child-develop-the-crossing-the-midline-skill/.


Sensory Processing Disorder Teaching Independence Episode 63

On this episode, I talk about what it means to be an independent person, some ideas on ways to teach kids to become independent adults, and how to incorporate these same techniques with kids who have sensory processing needs.

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Lavender Scented Aromatherapy Weighted Cat Stuffed Animal

 

I have not purchased this specific item, but I have purchased similar ones.  They have been wonderful for providing some olfactory (sense of smell) stimulation at the same time as providing some calming pressure from the weight of the item.