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Friday, April 30, 2010

Stretch Toy for Body Awareness


Attaching stretchy spandex like material between two handles provides a great motor planning activity that increases body awareness because it provides proprioceptive feedback. I ask children to do this while riding a horse and work on following directions such as- hold arms up high, turn to the left or touch the head with it. Here are some other tips for increasing body awareness:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/113295-helpful-tips-sensory-integration-disorder/


Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR/L
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Objectives For Treating Sensory Processing Disorder | LIVESTRONG.COM

Objectives For Treating Sensory Processing Disorder. Sensory processing disorder SPD impacts a persons abilities to interpret sensory information such as touch, movement or whether or not two shapes look the same. Individuals with...

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Recycling OT is now on Facebook

Ok, how is having a Facebook business different than having a blog? Not sure at all, but am trying it out The Recycling Occupational Therapist on Facebook.

Disorders Similar To Sensory Integration Disorder | LIVESTRONG.COM

Disorders Similar To Sensory Integration Disorder. Dysfunction in sensory integration DSI impacts the brains ability to organize information from the sense organs -- such as the skin and muscles -- and use it to interact with th...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Vestibular Activities For Sensory Integration Disorder | LIVESTRONG.COM

Vestibular Activities For Sensory Integration Disorder. The vestibular sense---also called the balance sense--tells your body how to shift your weight when your center of gravity changes. This is seen when a person responds to a stumble...