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...
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...
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...
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...

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