Tag Archives: SPD

OT Corner: Ouchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Ewey! – Ideas for Kids with High Sensitivity to Clothing

All material Copyright © 2010 Smart Knit Kids This article is reprinted with the express permission of Smart Knit Kids By: Kam Howard Editor’s Note: This article is written more for parents than therapists, but we are featuring it this … Continue reading

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Sensory Activity of the Week: Peppermint Slime for Sensory Play

This green peppermint-scented slime is a variation of the jelly slime I have written about before. It will instantly fill your kitchen with the minty smell of candy canes and provide your child a chance to play and explore through the sense … Continue reading

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OT Corner: 30 Christmas Sensory Stocking Stuffers / Hanukkah Gifts for Special Needs Kids

[Source:  The Sensory Spectrum] In my parent Facebook Group,  Voices of SPD, several parents were asking for recommendations for Christmas stocking stuffers. The problem is, there are hundreds of great sensory stocking stuffers out there! But I know how tough it can be to whittle down … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Saving the Drama for Broadway

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 school and stuck sitting … Continue reading

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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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