What is Sensory Integration

Hello parents! Today we are discussing about what is sensory integration and the benefit of sensory integrations. Sensory integration is using a customized environment or gym to improve a child underlying central nervous system for learning, coordination, and behavioral organizations. The customized gym is usually fun, safe, and functional for children to participate in physical activities. The gym has many toys and equipment, for …

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How Does Sensory Processing Affect your Child

Hello Parents! Today we are talking about what is sensory processing and how occupational therapist can help.   What is sensory processing? Sensory processing is the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. For example, a person will feel the sense of cold when he is holding an ice cube and a person will feel the …

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She Turned The Pyramids Blue — And Got Egyptians To Talk About Autism

“Ca.” When Ranwa Yehia heard her nearly 3-year-old son, Nadeem, making this sound, she got cold shivers all over her body. After three months of saying “cat,” Nadeem couldn’t say the whole word anymore. Shortly after, Yehia was told she could no longer bring her son to his nursery school unless the family could get another teacher to shadow him …

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Lazy 8 — Fun Way To Learn Alphabet

Hello parents! We are in the middle of the summer and the weather is getting hotter. Therefore, on a hot, lazy summer day, I would like introduce the “Lazy 8”. What is Lazy 8? “Lazy 8” is a fun and interactive technique to teach children to write each alphabet. First, the child will draw a big “Lazy 8” or infinity symbol …

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TED Show – The World Needs People on the Autism Spectrum

Hello Parents! Today, I would like to take a moment and talk about Dr. Temple Grandin. Who is Dr. Temple Grandin? Dr. Grandin is an American professor of animal science with autism. She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share her personal experience with autism. She is also one of the key public figures …

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5 Toolkits and Tips for Parents

From The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc Hello parents! Today I am sharing parenting tips and toolkits from the American Occupational Therapy Association Inc. This is a national professional association for therapists, scholars, and researchers to promote and support the educations, researches, and practices of Occupational Therapy. They developed 5 categories of parenting tips and toolkits for families and caregivers …