Tag Archives: Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Diets: Explained

We pediatric OTs sure love big words and jargon. Hey, you can’t blame us. We need to sound fancy every once and awhile, especially since we are typically covered in shaving cream and glitter for the majority of our work … Continue reading

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Frozen Water Beads

Oh Pinterest, what did we do before you? Inspiration. Treatment Ideas. Pretty pictures of delicious meals I’ll never, ever make… Ok, ok, back to business. If you want to take a look at past Pinterest pins I’ve tested in therapy, … Continue reading

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What’s a “Co-treat” All About?

It’s a habit we are all guilty of as therapists. We throw around these words that parents don’t always understand, and then barely have the time to accurately explain ourselves. A disconnect can emerge in this process, with opportunities missed … Continue reading

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Can You “Cure” Sensory Processing Disorder?

Here are some of the most common questions I hear when discussing a child’s sensory processing skills with their parent: “Is he going to be OK?” “Will he make a full recovery?” “Will he eventually just grow out of it?” … Continue reading

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Is it Sensory, Behavior, or Both?

Is it sensory or is it behavior? I get this question quite a bit in the clinic. Parents want to know if their child is just messing with them, or if they truly have a sensory processing issue. About 75% … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know Before Starting Listening Therapy

While there are many different listening therapies out there, I’m going to discuss the one that I have had the most experience implementing in a clinical setting, and just happen to be certified in (I know, fancy, huh?). This program … Continue reading

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Is Sensory Processing Disorder Real?

Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, is quite the hot topic in the pediatric world these days. Since occupational therapists are the ones that these children are referred to for therapy, I often get a lot of questions on the subject. … Continue reading

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