Calm Down Area Creation Tips

Calm Down Area Creation Tips

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 feel if...
Get Colorful This Spring With Unicorn Play Dough!

Get Colorful This Spring With Unicorn Play Dough!

Spring Time is finally here!  The weather may not be ready for all the outdoor fun that summer brings, but there are plenty of fun springtime activities to do inside.  Making Unicorn Play Dough is a great way to spend quality time expressing creativity and developing...
Easter Peeps Sensory Play Dough Activity

Easter Peeps Sensory Play Dough Activity

I love spring and eating Peeps candy. The best thing about today’s sensory activity is that you can play with this fun dough that engages multiple senses including tactile, smell, and taste. Easter Peeps Sensory Play Dough is also awesome because it’s...

5 Ways to Tell if it’s Sensory or Behavior

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 two-hour course is packed...
7 Brain Breaks, Fidgets & Your Student…..Kids Need to MOVE

7 Brain Breaks, Fidgets & Your Student…..Kids Need to MOVE

What IS a brain break? As we move through our busy day, we are constantly bombarded with information through all of our senses. The routine sights and sounds become predictable and tedious. Our brain loves new, novel things. Why? Check out this article for great...

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