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.


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.


Sleep in Children with Sensory Processing Issues Episode 27

On this episode, I discuss the topic of sleep in children with sensory processing issues. Many kids who have sensory issues will have a difficult time falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. I discuss some strategies to try when you have a child who has trouble sleeping due to sensory issues.

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Sensory Squeezee Bed Sheets for Sleeping: http://www.sensorystretchyz.com/
AJOT article abstract:
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 2015, Vol. 69, 6904220040p1-6904220040p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.015891
http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2360711
Dream Pad: https://dreampadsleep.com/2017/04/effective-sleep-aid-for-children-with-sensory-processing-disorder/

Sensory Processing Disorder
Infant and Child Development
Occupational Therapy


Time Tracker Visual Timer


This is an excellent timer for using with kids with special needs, visual processing issues, Interoceptive Issues, Autism, Sensory Processing, and actually any toddler who is learning about time and transitions!
Great visual cues with sounds to give a concrete ending to the timer!


Auditory Processing 4th of July Fireworks Episode 25

On this episode, I discuss Auditory Processing issues with kids who have Sensory Processing Disorder as it relates to Fireworks! In the United States, our Independence Day or the 4th of July is coming up so I thought it would be a good time to explain this issue more. I will talk about some of the reasons why kids are scared of fireworks, and offer suggestions on ways to help prevent them from becoming scared.

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Sensory Processing Disorder
Infant and Child Development
Special Needs
Occupational Therapy
Auditory Processing


Lead Exposure in Infants and Toddlers Episode 24 Child Development

On this episode I discuss issues with lead exposure to infants and toddlers. Lead poisoning even at low levels of lead exposure can cause a lower IQ and behavioral problems as well as other health concerns.
How you can reduce the amount of lead exposure in your home and family environment as well.

Research Article: Lead in food
https://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/edf_lead_food_report_final.pdf
FDA Sites:
https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodScienceResearch/TotalDietStudy/UCM291685.pdf
&
https://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodScienceResearch/TotalDietStudy/ucm184293.htm
US lead contamination:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/28/us/epa-lead-in-u-s-water-systems/index.html

Brita Filter Information:
https://www.brita.com/why-brita/what-we-filter/

Berkey Filter Information:
http://www.berkeyfilters.com/berkey-answers/performance/filtration-specifications/

Organic standards for land:
https://www.thebalance.com/organic-farmland-requirements-2538086

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Child Development
Special Needs
Occupational Therapy