Proprioception 101

Proprioception 101

Proprioceptive Sensory Input Proprioception is one of our sensory systems, which detects pressure/stretching in joints and muscles. You are constantly using proprioceptive sensory input to keep upright, grab items, adjust the intensity of your movements, and detect your body in space. One of the amazing applications of proprioception involves targeting this input to promote a […]

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Back-to-School Tips from ABA

Back-to-School Tips from ABA

Back-to-School Tips from ABA “Back-to-school” season is one of the most exciting and intimidating times of the year. Kids get to see their friends, parents get some alone time, and teachers get to do what they love! And there are also so many responsibilities that return with the start of the school year – so […]

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Object Functions: Activity Page

Object Functions: Activity Page

Object Functions: what are they, why are they important, and activity page Working on object functions is a great way to help children enhance both their receptive and expressive vocabulary skills. While children may be able to name or label several nouns and objects in their environment, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they understand what […]

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Fourth of July Social Story

Fourth of July Social Story

It’s Almost the Fourth of July! For many American’s, The Fourth of July is a fun holiday to spend with friends and family at picnics, parades, and firework shows. For kids with autism or sensory sensitivities, The Fourth of July can sometimes be over-stimulating or challenging for them for a variety of reasons. Our team […]

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Musical Animal Walks

Musical Animal Walks

Musical Animal Walks Summer is here and school is out! The summer heat can make it difficult to stay active, and irregular summer schedules can impact kids’ (and adults’!) sensory regulation. Pair music with animal walks for fun, structured indoor movement breaks during these long summer days. Structured movement to music can help to support […]

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Mindfully Responding to Challenging Behavior

Mindfully Responding to Challenging Behavior

Taking a Beat Mindfully Responding to Challenging Behavior When children have communication deficits, often you’ll see them engage in other behaviors to get their needs met.  These behaviors can be unsafe or not appropriate, and often referred to as “challenging behaviors” or “problem behaviors.” When thinking about how to respond to these challenging behaviors, we […]

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