Occupational therapy

What is a Sensory Diet? A Solution To Sensory Needs
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What is a Sensory Diet? A Solution To Sensory Needs

When a child has a sensory processing disorder, their brains have a hard time receiving and responding to information from their senses. When this happens it usually results in the child receiving too much sensory input or not enough. Either way, this is not good for our children, and utilizing a sensory diet can help….

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…

OT: What exactly is Occupational Therapy?
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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”…