Fisher Price Bright Beginnings Activity Walker


These walkers are perfect for the 7-18 month age range, where they are learning to pull to stand, and start taking some steps forward with assistance.


Transition to School Episode 34

On this episode I talk about the transition from Early Intervention to Early Childhood, and the transition from summer to back to school for parents, teachers, and therapists.

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Special Needs
Early Intervention
Early Childhood
Occupational Therapy


Hair Cut with Sensory Processing Disorder Episode 33

On this episode, I discuss issues with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and hair cuts, styles, and overall tactile sensory issues related to the hair and head. I provide some suggestions for helping kids with sensory processing disorder try to get through a hair cut.

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Sensory Processing Disorder
Tactile Sensory Processing
Developmental Milestones


Vibrating Item for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder


For kids with Sensory Issues! They may love the vibration and seek out that sensation for deep pressure on their arms and legs. If they don’t like the sensation, it may be something to work towards.


Early Intervention Therapy Long Term Benefits Episode 32

On this episode, I discuss the benefits of early intervention services. I also discuss what the some of the potential consequences of not receiving necessary therapy services could be in the long term.

Brain Plasticity
https://www.verywell.com/what-is-brain-plasticity-2794886

Harvard University
http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/five-numbers-to-remember-about-early-childhood-development/

Urban Child Institute
http://www.urbanchildinstitute.org/why-0-3/baby-and-brain

Education Commission of The States
https://www.ecs.org/research-reports/issues/

Is Early Intervention Cost Effective?
https://www.upweegrow.com/overview-of-developmental-delays-and-disorders/is-early-intervention-cost-effective

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Special Needs
Early Intervention
Autism
Occupational Therapy


Melissa and Doug Shapes Puzzle


A great chunky wooden inset puzzle for toddlers to practice their fine motor skills and matching skills. You can also work on language for labeling the shapes and colors!


Sensory Over-Stimulation Episode 31 Developmental Milestones

On this episode, I discuss what happens when people become Over-stimulated due to sensory processing issues.

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Sensory Processing
Developmental Milestones
Autism
Child Development


Toothbrushing and Sensory Processing Issues Episode 30

On this episode, I discuss issues with toothbrushing in kids with Sensory Processing sensitivities. The topic includes brushing teeth and home and at the dentist office.

Research Study:
http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851619&resultClick=3
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September/October 2012, Vol. 66, e73-e76. doi:10.5014/ajot.2012.004085

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Nuk Brush for Oral Motor Skills


Nuk brush is great for introducing oral motor stimulation to kids with Sensory Processing Disorder.


Jigglers for Oral Motor Activities


These cute animals vibrate when you twist the handle/post. Kids can use them to stimulate their mouth for awareness, or use them to help become desensitized through the vibrations.