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...
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...
Teaching Empathy with The “Do Good” Jar Activity

Teaching Empathy with The “Do Good” Jar Activity

Please share: For children on the spectrum, finding ways to teach empathy can be difficult.  We all want our children to be empathic and kind, but how do we help them understand that concept?  Here’s a fun activity that allows us to do something creative with...
Self Care in Healthcare:  Taboo Topic or Priceless Prerequisite?

Self Care in Healthcare: Taboo Topic or Priceless Prerequisite?

Please share: I’m SO excited to welcome this month’s guest blogger. She’s Katie Tietz, a pediatric occupational therapist, international best selling author, speaker and certified mindset coach. She is the founder of Health Pro Mindset, LLC – a...
My Top Reflex Integration & Movement Resources for OTs

My Top Reflex Integration & Movement Resources for OTs

Please share:   As many of you know, I travel across the US and have courses in the US & UK to help occupational therapists and families learn helpful treatment strategies. One of my most frequently asked questions is ‘What are your favorite books for...

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