5 Facts About Interoception

5 Facts About Interoception

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 disorder and...
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...

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...
5 Tips for Transitioning to Summer Clothing

5 Tips for Transitioning to Summer Clothing

While most families look forward to the warm spring weather, there are some of us who look at the transition in weather with anxiety. Why? Sensory Processing Disorder may make transitions in clothing from season to season difficult. Many children have a great deal of...

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