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.
On this episode, I discuss how we can view one play activity in different ways. What therapists are looking for when observing a child play with toys, objects, and just overall interacting with their parents and siblings.
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.
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 How Do You Learn to Walk
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!
Today I discuss the dynamics between early intervention preschools, parents, and kids with sensory processing issues. There are a lot of different perspectives coming into play with this setting, and it can be a challenge to get everyone on the same page.
Speaking Presentation October 21st in Overland Park, KS