What is Interoception?

What is Interoception?

Please share: Interoception is known as the eighth sense. What is this ‘new’ word and how does it affect me or my child with autism?Here’s a section from an article in Frontiers of Psychology:”While interoception is a term that has gained and...
5 Facts About Interoception

5 Facts About Interoception

Please share: Interoception is the new ‘buzz word’ in the special needs universe. What is this thing and why do we need to know about it? Here is an ‘Out of the Pocket’ blog post to give you the fast facts. Individuals with sensory processing...
5 Tips To Develop Cultural Sensitivity in Pediatric Therapy

5 Tips To Develop Cultural Sensitivity in Pediatric Therapy

Please share: Cultural sensitivity in the medical field is necessary. Our view of the world around us depends on our own memories, how we were raised, opinions we form, the values we hold, and reactions to the world around us. Culture includes a person’s belief...
Calm Down Area Creation Tips

Calm Down Area Creation Tips

Please share: Children show behavior when they are trying to communicate but either cannot find the words or do not understand the appropriate way to calm themselves. Simply saying, ‘Calm Down!’ is not helpful. I encourage you to consider how you might...

5 Ways to Tell if it’s Sensory or Behavior

Please share: One of the biggest questions I receive as a pediatric OT is, ‘how can I tell the difference between sensory and behavior?’   Identifying whether it is sensory or behavior is much more complicated than you might think. In fact, my...
Holiday Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs…..Part 2

Holiday Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs…..Part 2

Please share: Today’s post will cover FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS and SANTA/TRADITIONS!!  Family Photographs   1)  Go at a time of day when children are well-rested and not hungry. Do not rush and arrive early.  Even though you may not realize it, children pick up...

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