Sensory Issues Getting Worse Episode 57

On this episode I discuss why some kids my seem to be having some increased sensory processing issues right now. . .

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Parents and Professionals Communication Episode 52

On this episode, I discuss the importance of communication between parents and the professionals that are involved in the care of children with special needs and/or medical needs.

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Proprioception and Grading Movements Episode 51

On this episode I discuss Proprioceptive Sensory Processing and how it works. I will give you some ideas about strategies and activities you can do with kids who have issues with this sense.

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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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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!


Sensory Processing and Preschools Episode 44

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.

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Auditory Processing Disorder Episode 40

On this episode, I talk about Auditory Processing versus Typical Toddler “Ignoring”.  This is a question so many parents of toddles with auditory processing issues have!  It can be difficult to tell if kids are acting certain ways because of sensory issues or just typical toddler behaviors.

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Ahn, R. R., Miller, L. J., Milberger, S., & McIntosh, D. N. (2004). Prevalence of parents’ perceptions of sensory processing disorders among kindergarten children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58, 287–293.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD Episode 39

On this episode, I talk about the criteria for receiving a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  I am not qualified to diagnose anyone with Autism, but I can help you recognize some of the possible symptoms, and describe what the criteria for the diagnosis mean.

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“Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18 Apr. 2016, www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/hcp-dsm.html. Accessed 12 Sept. 2017.

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Weighted Lap Pad

Weighted lap pads are a great addition to your child’s sensory diet needs. It can help provide deep pressure / proprioceptive input to help them feel calm.


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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