Sensory integration, as said by Dr. Jean Ayres, is the organization of sensations for use. Our senses give us information about physical conditions of our body and the environment around us. We have 5 senses, but also 2 other very important senses

LOW MUSCLE TONE Low muscle tone is often seen in the typically developing child. What exactly is this? When muscle tone, the inherent degree of tension in muscles, is at the lower end of the normal typical range, it can be called low muscle tone. B

How an ADHD child feeds the family dog Author: unkown I got up this morning, because the sun was shining right in my eyes and my hamster was running on his wheel, plus Mom was snoring too loud. I was very quiet and only chased the cat with the

            Lots of energy. Willing to try things - take risks Ready to talk, can talk a lot. Gets along well with adults. Can do several things at one time. Smart.    &

HELP ME TO FOCUS ... Please teach me through my sense of touch or through movement.  I need "hands-on" and body movement. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT COMES NEXT ... Please give me a structured environment where there is a dependable r

WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? Occupational therapy is a healthcare profession concerned with helping people of all ages to better perform those tasks that occupy their time. For children this typically means

HAND DOMINANCE Compiled by Deanna Iris Sava, MS, OTR/L  Mary Benbow stated that handedness depends on neurological inhibiting of the recessive (non-dominant) hand, so that the dominant hand can develop the precise, corrective, rapid moveme

One, two, three.... Lift Off! Airplane travel is especially challenging for children who have strong sensory needs. But with advanced planning, you can survive and your child can thrive! Make a list of what your child seeks together with you
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