Sensory Processing: Using the Sensory Profile Episode 55

On this episode, I discuss the use of the Sensory Profile 2 in Occupational Therapy and other areas to assess a person’s sensory processing patterns. I also provide a research study where the Short Sensory Profile was used to help determine the differences between sensory processing patterns of kids with Autism versus kids who are typically developing.

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Reserach Article
Tomchek, Scott D., and Winnie Dunn. “Sensory Processing in Children With and Without Autism: A Comparative Study Using the Short Sensory Profile.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Mar. 2007, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1866937.

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Walking and Talking Toddlers – Episode 54

On this episode, I talk about how some infants and toddlers stop learning new sounds and words while they are learning to crawl and walk – among other gross motor skills. I discuss the relationship between the vestibular sensory system, gross motor skills, and language development.

Research Article:
How Do You Learn to Walk? Thousands of Steps and Dozens of Falls per Day. Karen E. Adolph, Whitney G. Cole, Meghana Komati, Jessie S. Garciaguirre, Daryaneh Badaly, Jesse M. Lingeman, Gladys L. Y. Chan, Rachel B. Sotsky. Psychological Science, Vol 23, Issue 11, pp. 1387 – 1394. First Published October 19, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797612446346
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Tactile Sensitivities With Wearing Clothing Episode 53

On this episode, I discuss why some kids won’t seem to leave their clothes on, and what some possible strategies are for helping them wear clothes!

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Parents and Professionals Communication Episode 52

On this episode, I discuss the importance of communication between parents and the professionals that are involved in the care of children with special needs and/or medical needs.

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Proprioception and Grading Movements Episode 51

On this episode I discuss Proprioceptive Sensory Processing and how it works. I will give you some ideas about strategies and activities you can do with kids who have issues with this sense.

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10 Activities for your 2 year old Episode 50

It’s a Milestone episode for the Milestones Podcast!! Episode 50!! Thank you all for listening and helping me get here.  I hope we can continue on for 50 more and then some!

In this episode I will talk about 10 activities that you can do with your 2 year old to not only enjoy with them, but work on developmental skills at the same time!

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Abilitations Handi-Writer Set on Amazon

These are handy little items for kids with weak grasp or low endurance for writing activities.  They are also helpful for kids that have trouble closing their last 2-3 fingers to hold the pencil with only their thumb and first finger or thumb, index, and middle fingers.


Handwriting Activities and Considerations Episode 49

On this episode, I will discuss things to consider when working with kids on handwriting activities and strategies.  These will mainly revolve around making sure they are set up for success!  Also, a special Halloween Treat: a short story written and read by my son!

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“Dysgraphia.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 16 Oct. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysgraphia.

AJOT Research Article
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 2009, Vol. 63, 182-192. doi:10.5014/ajot.63.2.182

Engel-Yeger, Batya, et al. “Handwriting Performance, Self-Reports, and Perceived Self-Efficacy Among Children With Dysgraphia.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Mar. 2009, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1865824&resultClick=3.


Ultimate Calming Multi-color Gravity Bubble Drop Liquid Motion

One example of a visually stimulating toy that can be calming for kids with visual sensory processing issues.  It can give them something to focus on that will block out other types of stimulation temporarily.