Tag Archives: SPD

Sensory Corner: Uncovering Sensory-Based Motor Disorders

[Source: Specialism] October is National Sensory Awareness Month AND Physical Therapy Awareness Month.  It is a perfect time to introduce the very important connection between sensory and motor – sensory-based motor disorders.  Discover how physical therapy can play an integral … Continue reading

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Sensory Play: Spiced Citrus Playdough Recipe

[Source:  Childhood 101] We love to make homemade play dough – it’s a whole lot cheaper than its commercially produced counterpart and making your own also means that you can easily enhance the sensory nature of the dough by experimenting … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Saving the Drama for Broadway

Image Credit: iStock Photo By: Loren Shlaes, OTR/L Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique Children with low arousal levels are constantly looking for ways to increase their energy so that they can be more alert. Unfortunately, especially when they’re at … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Making Sense Out of Sensory Integration

[Source:  The Sensory Spectrum] by John Pagano, PhD OTR/L After 30 years as an occupational therapist treating sensory integration difficulties to improve functional skills in children and adolescents, I still find understanding and explaining sensory integration disorders challenging.  Clearly describing … Continue reading

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Sensory Corner: Tactile Strategies and Activities for Teenagers

[Article and Image Source:  the Inspired Treehouse] The Tactile System These are all characteristics that can be related to either an hyper-responsive (overly responsive) or hypo-responsive (under-responsive) tactile system. The tactile system is our largest sensory system and provides us … Continue reading

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