Video From the National Autistic Society

Check out this video put out by the National Autistic Society which demonstrates potential sensory experiences from the perspective of a child with Autism.

Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/NationalAutisticSociety/videos/can-you-make-it-to-the-end/10153265121686599/3

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Booster Seat Cushion for Toddlers on Amazon

This booster seat can be used for sitting at the kitchen table using a regular kitchen chair.  It will work well for kids who are able to sit independently because there are no safety straps to hold them on the seat.  If you need one with safety buckles, there are other ones on Amazon.  

This one does have straps, but they are to hold the cushion to the chair so it doesn’t fall off. 

You can also use this cushion on the floor to work on sitting balance for those kiddos that need the extra core strength and endurance practice!

Oral Motor Equipment for Sensory and Feeding – Episode 104

In this episode, I discuss a variety of oral motor items that can be helpful for toddlers with sensory processing and positive feeding skills.

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Z-Vibe Travel Kit

Jigglers

Green Chewy Tube

Hollow Teething Tubes

Vibrating Toothbrush

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Sammons Preston Rubber Massage Brush on Amazon

These are “old school” oral motor infant teething, gum massagers, oral sensory tools.  These are not made for babies that already have teeth! They can and will bite through this fairly easily with teeth!  

It is a good item for babies who don’t have teeth yet, and who are needing some massage on their gums to help them feel better while they are trying to get their teeth to push through!  

It is also a good oral sensory tool for de-sensitizing or for stimulating an infants mouth to help with feeding strategies.

Sammons Preston Rubber Massage Brush

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Amazon Carrot Harvest Fine Motor and Cognitive Toy

Wooden toy for matching and sorting different sized carrots. Great for fine motor skills also to remove and place the carrots in the board!

Balance Disc on Amazon

This is not a new discovery. . . this balance disc or “disc-o-sit” is a great addition to your therapy equipment. Kids can use these to sit or stand on. Most of the time, we use these for sitting – either to practice working on balance and activating their core muscles, or as a “wiggle seat” for those kiddos that are able to sit well, but have that sensory “need” to move more. This allows them to get some movement in while sitting in one place!

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Tactile Sensory Processing and the Changing Seasons – Episode 103

On this episode, I discuss how the changing seasons can affect those people with Tactile Sensory Processing Sensitivities.

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Kelsey Philpott-Robinson, Alison E. Lane, Karen Harpster; Sensory Features of Toddlers at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Am J Occup Ther July/August 2016, Vol. 70(4), 7004220010p1–7004220010p8. doi: https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2016.019497

Looking for: Fine Motor, Sensory, Feeding Items?

Milestones Podcast Amazon Storefront

Check out the Milestone Podcast Amazon Store!  I have started a collection of fine motor, sensory, books, and feeding items that you may find helpful all in one place!

These are things you may want to add to your personal “therapy” collection.  Parents of infants and toddlers may find these ideas helpful for Birthday, Christmas, or other Holiday gift lists!

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