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.


Typical Development 7 to 12 Months of Age Episode 36

On this Episode I talk about the typical developmental milestones for the ages of 7-12 months.

Protective Extension of Arms Backward
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8333/8417783266_98304248a3.jpg

Whole Hand Grasp Development
http://www.growinghandsonkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Typical-Pencil-Grasp-Development-Twitter2.png

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – United States
http://www.eclipsewise.com/solar/SEnews/TSE2017/TSE2017fig/TSE2017-usa.jpg

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Typical Developmental Milestones Birth to 6 months Old – Episode 35

On this episode I discuss typical development for birth – 6 month old babies. What are developmental milestones, developmental delays, and what is typical development?

ATNR Reflex:
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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


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!


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.


Jumbo Nuts and Bolts Set for Fine Motor Skills


This game is great for bilateral skills – using both hands together to turn the pieces. Wrist control and hand coordination is used to twist the pieces to come off or go back on.