Tag Archives: SPD

Pediatric Therapy Corner: You Want My Kid to Play in Food? Seriously?

[Source: ASHAsphere] by Melanie Potock, CCC-SLP Yep, seriously.  For many kids, food exploration begins with just learning to tolerate messy hands and faces. Many parents who bring their kids to feeding therapy have one goal in mind:  Eating. In fact, as a pediatric feeding therapist, … Continue reading

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OT/PT Corner: 17 Tips For Finding the Right Shoes for a Child with Special Needs

[Source:  Friendship Circle] The wrong pair of shoes can create a day of misery for anyone. When special needs are added to the mix, the right pair of shoes can become elusive. Increased foot discomfort is associated with Sensory Processing … Continue reading

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Behavior Corner: Can ADHD Mask Sensory Processing Challenges?

[Source:  My Special Needs Network] On the NIMH website you will read that “ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, … Continue reading

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Effects of Weighted Blankets on Sleep Problems in Children with Autism

[Source: Pediatrics via Your Therapy Source] Pediatrics published research on a randomized phase III trial determining the effectiveness of a weighted-blanket intervention in treating severe sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sixty seven children were randomized into a … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating: Is “Sensory Processing Disorder” a Real Medical Condition?

Editor’s Note:  Thank You to my friends on the Pediatric OT group on Facebook for posting this article from New Republic Magazine.  It prompted vigorous discussion on the board.   I particularly think this comment by Beverly Moskowitz, was most … Continue reading

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