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as integrating primitive reflexes. Chapters discuss the limbic system, the prefrontal cortex, dyslexia, basal ganglia, rhythmic movement related to learning disorders, autism, and psychosis. As a veteran therapist, I found that this book helped me to understand the foundation of RMT as well as information about specific techniques to integrate each reflex.
The Out of Sync Child Has Fun by my friend and wonderful advocate for Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Carol Stock Kranowitz, contains more than one hundred activities. This book is a must-have for all OTs and caregivers. Carol keeps each activity SAFE – Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun and Easy.
YOGA training is always wonderful for OTs. I received my training as a children’s YOGA teacher through a local studio. The course was quite affordable and even covered the neurology of movement and its connection to brain development.
Here are a few of my favorite YOGA book resources:
YOGA for the Special Child can be used to help children with a variety of diagnoses.
I’ve created a helpful download of 200+ brain break, movement, breathing, YOGA, and sensory activities. Brain breaks are critical for increasing oxygen to the brain. Taking a break to focus on the environment around us helps to refocus. Think about your drive to work. Have you ever arrived at your location and wondered, ‘How did I get here?’ When we complete regular routines we often forget to breathe deeply or focus on the world around us. Here’s a suggestion, at each red light find three things around you that are green or take a minute to focus on how your body feels in the car seat. Take a few deep breaths and use your senses to refresh and hit the ‘reset’ button.
Teach your students and clients to do the same before a test or long assignment. Use the movement cards to give you ideas.
Finally, read our earlier post on incorporating mindfulness into your OT Practice here.
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