autism

Stimming in autism: Stopping the behavior is Pointless
Occupational Therapy | Autism

Stimming in autism: Stopping the behavior is Pointless

Self-stimulatory behavior or “stimming” as most refer to it, is walking on the tiptoes, the flapping of the hands, or the repeating of words or phrases that we see most of our kids with autism doing. But what exactly is stimming in autism and should you stop this behavior? Let’s find out. This post may…

How to make a visual schedule at home (step-by-step)
Occupational Therapy | Autism | school-based learning

How to make a visual schedule at home (step-by-step)

Today I’m going to show you how to make a visual schedule at home! I promise it’s super easy- maybe a bit time-consuming depending on how detailed you are, but EASY! This post may contain affiliate links and I may earn a small commission when you click on the links to purchase something at no…

OT: What exactly is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy | Autism | school-based learning

OT: What exactly is Occupational Therapy?

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines occupational therapy (OT) as “the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (occupations) with individuals or group to enhance or enable participation in roles, habits, and routines in the home, school,workplace, community, and other settings” (AOTA, 2011). Occupation is essential to the practice of occupational therapy (OT). What does “occupation”…