On this episode, I discuss the use of the Sensory Profile 2 in Occupational Therapy and other areas to assess a person’s sensory processing patterns. I also provide a research study where the Short Sensory Profile was used to help determine the differences between sensory processing patterns of kids with Autism versus kids who are typically developing.
Milestones Podcast Website:
Tomchek, Scott D., and Winnie Dunn. “Sensory Processing in Children With and Without Autism: A Comparative Study Using the Short Sensory Profile.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Mar. 2007, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1866937.
Today I will discuss the development of grasp from infants to kids as it relates to preparing for handwriting activities.
Greutman, Heather, et al. “Typical Pencil Grasp Development for Kids.” Growing Hands-On Kids, 21 June 2017, www.growinghandsonkids.com/pencil-grasp-development-for-writing.html. Accessed 5 Sept. 2017.
Grasp Development Website:
Dennis, Julie L; Swinth, Yvonne. “Pencil Grasp and Children’s Handwriting Legibility During Different-Length Writing Tasks”. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 2001, Vol. 55, 175-183. doi:10.5014/ajot.55.2.175
On this Episode I talk about the typical developmental milestones for the ages of 7-12 months.
Protective Extension of Arms Backward
Whole Hand Grasp Development
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – United States
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.
On this episode, I discuss what happens when people become Over-stimulated due to sensory processing issues.
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.
Stein, Leah I., et al. “Oral Care and Sensory Concerns in Autism.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Sept. 2012, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1851619&resultClick=3. Accessed 6 Sept. 2017.
Nuk brush is great for introducing oral motor stimulation to kids with Sensory Processing Disorder.
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.
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.