Tag Archives: SPD

OT Corner: How to Create the Right Sensory Environment for a Good Night’s Sleep

[Source:  Friendship Circle] A sensory-friendly bedroom has only one purpose: to create an environment that maximizes the possibility for a long night of restful sleep. Insomnia, night-waking and other sleep disturbances are frequent complaints of people with neurological differences, anxiety … Continue reading

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More Research on Effects of Weighted Vests on Attending Behaviors

[Source:  ABC Therapeutics] I was very happy to see another article on weighted vests in the current issue of AJOT (Lin, Lee, Chang, and Hong, 2014).  The last opportunity we had to look at this issue was the excellent pilot … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating: 20 Proprioceptive Input Ideas for Home and School

[Source: Special-ism.com] The proprioceptive system is input received through receptors in the joints and muscles with movement and heavy work. When these receptors are activated, body awareness is improved and the person knows where his/her body is in space. Children who tend … Continue reading

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Sensory Corner: Tactile Defensiveness and other Tactile System Disorders

Editor’s Note:  This article is written for the parents of children who have SID and related problems. We publish it here because we know that therapists like to give their client’s caregivers as much information as possible. By: Debbie Woodward One … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating: A Parents Pain

By: Aviva Weiss MS, OTR/L This article originally appeared on the Fun and Function Website and is reprinted here with express permission of Aviva Weiss, the Author and the president and co-founder of Fun and Function LLC.  As professionals, we meet many moms … Continue reading

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