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...
7 Tips for Toilet Training ~Let’s Get this Potty Started!

7 Tips for Toilet Training ~Let’s Get this Potty Started!

Please share:  Potty training brings feelings of excitement as kids love doing things on their own and feel like a ‘big boy or girl.’ For children with special needs, learning independence with daily living skills is often difficult. Meeting developmental...
Fun Sensory Matching Activity (Stereognosis)

Fun Sensory Matching Activity (Stereognosis)

Please share: A fun tactile matching activity called STEREOGNOSIS! Stereognosa what? Stereognosis involves using your sense of touch to feel for and identify /recognize an item that’s hidden from view. An example is when you reach into your purse on the...
5 Tips for Transitioning to Summer and Winter Clothing

5 Tips for Transitioning to Summer and Winter Clothing

Please share: While most families look forward to the warm spring weather, there are some of us who look at the transition in weather with anxiety. Similarly, many kids love the cold weather and can’t wait for snow! Other children prefer not to wear any...

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