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April 27, 2023


Interoception, the eighth sensory system, is the ability to notice and interpret internal body signals (i.e. hunger, pain, need to use the bathroom, emotions, etc.). For example, you may feel your stomach growl and know it’s time for lunch. Or you may feel your muscles tense and your heart race and know that you’re feeling […]

February 23, 2022

5 Early Language Tips

November 23, 2022

Apple Cinnamon Dough

April 18, 2023

Auditory System

Auditory system: located in the inner ear, responsible for processing sound vibration and sound waves Behavioral response: Under responsive: may not respond to sound input immediately, for instance may appear to not hear their name being called until a loud tone is used Overresponsive: may demonstrate intense reactions to sounds that others are not typically […]

April 13, 2022

Clinic vs. School Based Occupational Therapy

November 16, 2022

Cold, Flu and RSV Season

March 2, 2022

Communicating using Multimodalities

June 8, 2023

Core Vocabulary

August 16, 2022

Difference Between IEP and 504 Plan

April 20, 2022


April 12, 2023

Gustatory System

Gustatory System  Definition: The gustatory system is our sense of taste. This sensory system allows us to differentiate between different flavors, and identify whether or not something is safe to eat.  Over-responsiveness: a person who is over-responsive to gustatory stimuli may choose bland foods over intense flavors. They may show strong reactions to foods, including […]

October 12, 2022

Halloween Sensory Tips

October 26, 2022

Halloween Spooky Reads

May 4, 2022

How to Read an Explanation of Benefits

November 2, 2022

Managing Holiday Meal with Selective/Picky Eaters

April 5, 2023

Olfactory System

Olfactory System  Definition: The olfactory system is our sense of smell. The main function of the olfactory system is to detect and identify molecules in the air. The olfactory system works closely alongside the gustatory system in order to perceive flavors when eating.  Over-responsiveness: a person who is over-responsive to olfactory stimuli often shows a […]

April 27, 2023

Oral Sensory Processing

The sensory receptors inside our mouths are responsible for processing information from texture, temperature, and taste. Oral input can improve emotional/ sensory regulation and give a calming response to the central nervous system. Ideas for oral input at home for regulation: Eat crunchy/ chewy foods Drinking through a straw, especially thicker purees such as smoothies, […]

June 22, 2022

OT fun at home! Crayons

June 29, 2022

OT Fun at Home! Exercise Ball

June 8, 2022

OT Fun at Home! Laundry Basket Activities

June 15, 2022

OT fun at home! Pony Beads

June 1, 2022

OT Fun at Home! Sidewalk Chalk

July 13, 2022

OT Fun at Home! Water/milk Jugs

August 3, 2022

Play Based Therapy

July 20, 2022

Play Routines For Home

April 27, 2023

Proprioception System

Proprioception refers to the ability of our muscles and joints to get input from the world around us to determine where our body is in space. This means that we can sense the movement and positioning of our bodies without having to visually reference each body part. When an individual has a diminished sense of […]

January 3, 2023

Reflex Integration

July 6, 2022

Signs of Speech and Language Delay

April 27, 2023

Tactile System

The tactile system is responsible for how we feel all touch sensations including vibrations, temperature, textures, and pain. Activities for home For those with tactile sensitivities: Engage in messy play with various mediums including water beads, shaving cream, paint, sand, look for toys dry rice and bean bins. Crawling through tunnels, playing in the grass, […]

September 28, 2022

Tips and Tricks for Children’s Eating During and After Illness

May 19, 2022

Tips and Tricks: Reading with Children

December 21, 2022

Tips for Managing Sensory Needs During the Holidays

March 30, 2022


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August 10, 2022

Understanding Insurance Benefits

April 21, 2023

Vestibular system

Information is processed through receptors located in the inner ear, the utricle and saccule. Provides information regarding one’s movement and body position in relation to gravity. The vestibular system contributes to balance, posture and the awareness of one’s orientation in space. Behavioral response: Under responsive: require more intense vestibular/movement input to produce a response, but […]

April 27, 2023

Visual System

The sense of vision uses the eyes to collect information in which the brain then interprets. The visual system words closely with the other senses to help use safely navigate and locate objects in our environment. Visual activities and input help children develop visual perception skills, engage in visual tracking and improve visual attention and […]

July 27, 2022

Wait Time

October 5, 2022

What are Pediatric Orthotics?

May 25, 2022

What are Speech Sound Disorders?

March 9, 2022

What is Feeding Therapy?

April 6, 2022

What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

September 21, 2022

What is Physical Therapy?

February 16, 2022

What is Sensory Integration?

May 11, 2022

What is Speech-Language Therapy?

March 16, 2022

What is Tongue Thrust?

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