Tag Archives: SPD

Sensory Corner: Sensory-Based Interventions in School-Based OT

[Source: Fab Strategies.org] School occupational therapists apply sensory-based interventions (SBIs) providing specific sensory input for improved classroom behavior. SBIs can include school occupational therapy teacher consultation, environmental adaptations, adaptive equipment, and the use of specific sensory activities. It is important to … Continue reading

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Target Unveils Clothing For Kids With Special Needs

[Source: Disability Scoop] Target is rolling out a collection of sensory-friendly apparel for children and says adaptive clothing for those with disabilities is on the way too. The new offerings are part of the retailer’s house brand Cat & Jack … Continue reading

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Developmental Coordination Disorder and Sensory Processing

[Source:  the British Journal of OT via Your Therapy Source] The British Journal of Occupational Therapy published research on children with developmental coordination disorder and sensory difficulties to examine the co-occurrence of developmental coordination disorders and sensory processing and integration difficulties. Data … Continue reading

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Sensory Corner: Fidget Toys or Focus Tools?

[Source:  Sensory Smarts.com] by Lindsey Biel,  MA OTR/L There have been toy fads for decades. From Rubik’s Cubes to Duncan yo-yos, from Slinkys to Tamagotchis, and more recently, app-loaded cell phones and handheld game consoles, these trendy toys are fun, … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids

[Source  UCSF] Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet the condition receives far less attention partly because it’s never been recognized as a distinct disease. In a … Continue reading

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