Sensory Diet 101

Sensory Diet 101

The Basics of a Sensory Diet So what exactly is a sensory diet? It isn’t just certain foods someone should or should not eat. A sensory diet is a group of physical and sensory activities, that are specifically curated and scheduled into a child’s day in order to improve attention, arousal level, and adaptive responses. […]

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What is Working Memory?

What is Working Memory?

What is Working Memory? Working memory refers to the retention, recall, and utilization of information to perform tasks. It is particularly important when learning academics, performing chores/self care activities, and socializing. During these activities, we may be required to remember and use a lot of information. It may look like: Drawing a picture of something […]

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Backpack Awareness Day

Backpack Awareness Day

Happy Backpack Awareness Day 2021 September 15th is Backpack Awareness Day! The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) started National School Backpack Awareness Day to provide education on the importance of backpack safety. It has been celebrated on the third Wednesday of September since 2002!    Celebrate Backpack Awareness Day by becoming aware of the weight […]

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The Importance of Messy Play

The Importance of Messy Play

So what’s the deal with messy play? You may hear your child’s Occupational Therapist talk about the importance of messy play, but why? Messy play is crucial to your child’s cognitive and creative development, helping their learning process and promoting engagement with the senses!    Messy play helps develop the following skills: Physical Development: Development […]

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4th of July Social Story

4th of July Social Story

Happy 4th 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 has worked […]

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Bilateral Coordination: what is it and why is it important?

Bilateral Coordination: what is it and why is it important?

Bilateral Coordination What is it? Bilateral coordination refers to moving both sides of the body together, in intentional and accurate ways. It is a good indicator that both sides of the brain are communicating and charing information effectively. Bilateral coordination can be: Symmetrical: coordinating both sides of the body to do the same movement (such as […]

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