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.


Visual Sensory Processing Episode 48

On this episode, I talk about a real life example of visual sensory over stimulation.  I give additional details on what to look for in kids who get visually over stimulated and kids that are visual sensory seekers.

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Ultimate Calming Multi-color Gravity Bubble Drop Liquid Motion Wheel Assorted Floating Liquid Desk Toy Display Entertainment Sensory Toy Fidget Toy (Pink-Yellow)

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Halloween Tips for Kids with Autism Episode 47

On this episode, I give some tips for Halloween for parents of kids with Autism.  Tips include planning ahead and ideas for the actual night events!

Silly Halloween Frightful Friends Tri-Spinner Fidget Toy Stress Reducer Perfect For ADD, ADHD, Anxiety And Autism Adult Children

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Research Article:
Autism and Vitamin D Study
Feng, J, et al. “Clinical improvement following vitamin D3 supplementation in Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Nutritional neuroscience., U.S. National Library of Medicine, June 2017, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26783092.

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Boppy Pillow for Nursing and Tummy Time

You can use these boppy pillows for nursing, but you can also use them for tummy time!  Just place the baby with their tummy over the pillow and their feet in the middle of the circle.  They can push up on their forearms, or just lay with their tummy or chest over the pillow and practice lifting and resting their head!


Top 5 Infant Developmental Milestones Episode 46

On this episode I talk about 5 of the most important milestones for infants, why they are important, and how to encourage your infant to do the activities for those milestones.

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Milliard Anti Burst Peanut Ball 23″

These are great for working on tummy time, prone positions for head and neck strengthening with kids, sitting balance, vestibular stimulation, and core activities and so much more!


Interview with Jill Loftus OT from HonestOT Episode 45

On this episode of the Milestones podcast, I have a discussion and interview with Jill Loftus, MS, OTR/L.  She is an Occupational Therapist in the Denver, Colorado area who works with kids ages birth – 8 years old.  We discuss the pros and cons of Occupational Therapy home visits versus clinic visits with kids from a therapists’ perspective.

Sorry for any glitches in the audio! This was my first experience editing an interview so there are some places where things are off just a bit! And just some funny phone sounds coming through! Bear with me!

Milliard Anti-Burst Peanut Ball Approximately 23×12″ (60x30cm) Physio Roll for Exercise, Therapy, Labor Birthing and Dog Training

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Sensory Tool Kit for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

 

This is just one example of a toolkit for having “on hand” for kids with sensory processing issues.  A variety of fidget type toys can be helpful for getting the child to sit still longer than they usually like to!