Auditory Processing Disorder 101

Auditory Processing Disorder 101

Please share: Auditory processing disorders are often masked as other things. Sometimes, people think kids aren’t paying attention or are daydreaming. In fact, it can take the brain some extra time to process the information coming through the auditory system....
5 OT Tips for Boosting Productivity

5 OT Tips for Boosting Productivity

Please share: OT is BOOMING! We are in demand and are showing our unique value.  Occupational therapy is growing by leaps and bounds and it’s a beautiful thing! As an educator, I see how excited students are about entering OT. There’s also no shortage of...
5 Ways to Add Movement to Learning

5 Ways to Add Movement to Learning

Please share: Sit Still and Pay Attention!How many times have we heard this in our lives? I know my generation was expected to sit without fidgeting or moving during learning activities. If we didn’t, there was punishment or reprimand. Unfortunately, things are...
What Are Pre Writing Skills?

What Are Pre Writing Skills?

Please share: What are pre-writing skills and why does my child need them?Babies are born with hands that are curled up and only reflexively grasp their caregiver’s finger. Through practice and play they quickly learn that their actions cause their toy to light...
Fingerprint Farm Animals

Fingerprint Farm Animals

Please share: Making fingerprints is not only a fun activity for little kids, but it also encourages the development of fine motor skills. Fingerprint farm animals are a fun way to teach children about animals, letters, and fine motor skills all at the same time! Kids...
5 Questions from My School-Based OT Conferences

5 Questions from My School-Based OT Conferences

Please share: OT friends, you know how much I love traveling across our beautiful country delivering conferences to fellow therapists. Last week, I traversed to Albuquerque, NM, and Denver, CO. I can not begin to put the beauty of NM into words. The Sandia Mountains...
Puberty in Autism & Sensory Processing Disorder –  5 Tips for Teens

Puberty in Autism & Sensory Processing Disorder – 5 Tips for Teens

Please share: How Can I Help My Teenager with Autism or SPD To Learn About Sex, Masturbation, & Menstruation?This post comes from one of my readers. It’s a question I’m asked quite often.  The sense of interoception (our body’s eighth sensory...

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