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Proprioception is the ability to control and sense the orientation of your body and limbs in your environment without having to look at them. When someone has sensory processing difficulties, this can manifest in the form of either proprioceptive “seeking” or “avoiding” behaviors (which I will dive into in posts to follow). 💫





#themoreyouknow #proprioceptive #proprioception #proprioceptiveinput #heavywork #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #pediatricot #occupationaltherapyassistant #occupationaltherapystudent #otlife #cotalife #autismfamily #autismmom #autismdad #autism #autismawareness #sensory #sensoryprocessing #sensoryprocessingdisorder #specialneeds #specialneedsfamily #specialneedsmom #specialneedsdad

Ready to start working on self bathing? Put dots Of lotion all over/ around the child’s arms, legs, torso (i would advise one extremity/body part at a time) and coach the child through finding them all and rubbing each in. They start to learn that the arm includes ALL parts of the arm, not just the top, etc. and start learning how to visually attend to what they’re doing, as well as rubbing with enough pressure (all difficult things for kids to learn when trying to learn to bathe). I do this in the clinic and at home with my girls. It’s easy to do at home, since most everyone puts lotion on after bath time anyway. It’s a natural time to practice and most kids really enjoy this “game”. 🛁#pediatricoccupationaltherapy #pediatricot #pedsot #play #learningthroughplay #activitiesofdailyliving #toddlermom #otmom #independence #teachinglifeskills #bathtimefun #toddlerbathtime #momtips

Shopping for school supplies is one of my favorite things! 🤓

We found these mechanical pencils made in a soft triangular shape *just for kids*

We ❤️ them because they naturally support a tripod grasp, and mechanical pencils give feedback about how much pressure the child is using while writing. Also- the color selection is fabulous!
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#handwriting #tripodgrasp #finemotorskills #pediatricot #otlife #outdoorot #losangelesot #santamonicaot #bloom #bloompediatrics #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #occupationaltherapy @paper_mate

Reposting @doctorpinocchio: ...
"ZONES OF REGULATION! An approach to dealing with emotions, tantrums, anger, and facilitate a calm and happy body. The Zones of Regulation classifies emotions into colors. For ages two~ and up, specifically school-aged kiddos, talking about emotions can be challenging and classifying feelings as a color makes things a lot easier. Putting the zones into action you can either ask a child what zone they are in or make comments about your observation of the zone they are in. It is also beneficial to describe your own adult emotions as zones and model this for your kiddo.
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😡: "John the way you are throwing your toys across the room and yelling lets me know you are in the red zone"
🙂: "I like the way your body is calm and quiet. The smile on your face lets me know you are in the green zone"
😢: "Mom feels in the blue zone today because she is missing her friends"
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What zone are YOU in?
#childdevelopment #pediatrics #parenting #children #kiddos #OT #occupationaltherapy #pediatricOT #pedsOT #specialneedsparenting #momsofinstagram #dadsofinstagram #parentingblogger #autism #autismawareness #newparents #emotions #emotionalregulation #expressyourself #socialemotional #feelings #happy #sad #mad #zonesofregulation"

Attention moms, dads, tias and tios, POMY will be hosting our second park yoga class on September 15 2018! Mark your calendars and make it out to our morning of fun! 🧘🏻‍♀️🌈





#yoga #specialneedsyoga #autism #adhd #cerebralpalsy #downsyndrome #fragilex #yogatherapy #bodyawareness #childyoga #mindfulness #childdevelopment #developmentalhealth #stretch #namaste #breathe #listen #balance #kidsyoga #pieceofmindyoga #pomy #mindful #miamiyoga #pediatricyoga #pediatricot #getmoving #stayactive #fitkids #healthykids #omforkids

Check out these print and go fine and visual motor skills packets at my TPT store. 50 pages of activities for cutting, visual discrimination, coloring, prewriting, and visual skills. Swipe to see what is in each packet. I've just updated and added the last three activity pages. I have Back to School, Insects and Bugs, Fall Fun, Farm Fun, and Hawaiian themed packets! 😀✂️🖍✏️#schoolot #pedsot #cotalife1 #pediatricot #schoolcota #pedscota #pediot #otlife #pediatricoccupationaltherapy #oteye #loveot #otfun #schoolbasedot #finemotor #visualmotor #scissorskills #visualmemory #visualperceptualskills

Let’s welcome the 2018-2019 school year! For many parents and kids, this time of year brings upon many emotions. HH4K understands this and wants to be able to help make your child’s school year very successful! If your child is a struggling learner or has a lot of anxiety about school, we can help! Please go to our website or DM us! We want your child to be successful when they #live.learn.play. Let’s get excited to get together!! #OT #occupationaltherapy #strugglinglearner #autism #downsyndrome #ADHD #ASD #ADD #love #camps #kids #pediatrics #pediatricot #handwriting #fun #moms #dads #empowerdifferent #success #followus

Spend a $1 and you've got a fun therapy activity! Place this glamor girl and all of her clothes and accessories in the vertical plane (on a classroom dry erase board, metal filing cabinet, metal doors, refrigerators or even a car 😉) and work on reach, crossing midline, pincer grasp, upper extremity strength and endurance, and some bilateral coordination too! Yay for magnetic dress-up dolls! BTW, more styles are available too. Check out Dollar General for this therapy activity. 😀 #schoolot #pedsot #cotalife1 #pediatricot #schoolcota #pedscota #pediot #otlife #pediatricoccupationaltherapy #oteye #loveot #otfun #schoolbasedot

We truly LOVE therapy sessions with your goslings, but when they are sick they often don't perform as well and when the therapists get sick it impacts the whole clinic and the appointments of others.
Please call us to chat if you are unsure whether your child is well enough for therapy. .
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#paedot #paediatricot #paediatricoccupationaltherapy #OT #otaustralia #assessment #occupationaltherapy #treatment #alliedhealth #privatepractice #pediatricot #pediatric #paediatrics #winterbugs #germs #winter #play #cancellations #stayhealthy #selfcare #therapyisfun #wellbeing #health #treatment #bluegooseot #bluegoose #school #schoolskills #family

Happy Friday!! We made it through the first week of school! Since many of you don’t know me personally, I thought I would share 10 things about me!
•I met my husband in NYC 3 months before Grad School ended. He owned a bakery within walking distance to my apartment. He was tall and bearded, so it became our study spot 😍
•I Love Love Love to read, but sadly feel guilty doing it when I should be crocheting, so I listen to podcasts or audible during my commutes as a compromise.
•I’m currently doing the #toneitup workout program and love it! I’m no longer out of breath when I put up a swing at work 😫
•My sister in law Rachael and I have a crochet business called @caliandcleveland. She’s is Cleveland, I live in Sonoma, Ca.
•I’m an Occupational Therapist, who works with kids in the clinic and school. I love being an advocate for these kids and educating their parents on how to better interact with their child.
•I’ve lived in NY, California and Chicago. I like living within walking distance to restaurants and coffee shops, but am so happy not to live in a big city anymore.
•I’m passionate about educating others about safer products. I’m not just selling makeup. I am empowering others to make knowledgeable and informed decisions about what they put in and on their body.
•I moved out to San Francisco because I thought I wanted to be a jewelry designer...so much so I went back to school for it. I quickly left the program (I wasn’t a fan of the torches) but still do it on the side. I stayed in San Francisco for another few years before moving to NYC for grad school.
•I’m a morning person. Like 6am on weekends 🤦‍♀️ (also, they need a redhead emoji)
•I hate naps.
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Please tell me something about you!!

Happy #finemotorfriday !! We are soaking up the end of summer with one of my favorite fine motor games-Operation! This game is great for fine motor and hand strengthening skills with tweezer use👌🏻👌🏻I also like to add in some visual skills by having kids set up the game and problem solve/match where each piece goes. Therapist tip- I often like to use this game with the batteries out as some kids don’t like the buzzer sound/vibration and also to make it a little easier for my preschool and kindergarten aged kids. I also love that this game comes in a variety of themes...especially this cute Finding Dory version! More info about this game and other ideas for fine motor games on website, temp link in profile...🐠🐠🐠#finemotorskills #finemotorgames #operationgame #kidsgames #handstrenthening #pediatricot #summergames #otmom

Fun activity alert! 🚨Hate the mess that paint makes?! Try these water paint brushes! This one fits our Jungle/Safari thematic unit too! 🦁🦒🐵🐻 ...
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#Tri_CountyTherapy #therapyactivities #messyplayfun
#pediatrictherapy #pediatricslp #pediatricot #pediatricptwearsmeout #jungleactivities #preschoolfun

LOVE when kids inspire ideas! This kiddo wanted to add “crayon legs” to his monster! What an awesome way to motivate young ones to work on prewriting strokes! It also works on mid grade control because if they push too hard it will break the monster! So cute 😊#shiningstarstherapy #finemotorfun #prewritingskills #prewritingactivity #therapyisfun #pediatricot #pediatricoccupationaltherapy

Feeding therapy tip: Spoons not required! 🥄 Add novelty with dippers! Tastes of chocolate pudding with @babybananabrush Smoothie Soothers. 😋 I especially love these textured teethers to introduce safe texture to smooth purees before actually eating a more textured purée. #feedingfriday

NBCOT Clinical Application: During my prenatal visit this week, I was seated next to a woman with a boy who literally screamed out loud in a grossly exaggerated startle response every time the door shut in the next room. This scenario had me scratching my head, trying to figure out what may be causing this response so I continued to observe him and noticed that he also had characteristics of cerebral palsy in the tone and quality of his movement- moderately increased tone, asymmetric, associated reactions, total movement synergies, etc. Then the light bulb went off, thanks to all the hours of NBCOT exam prep. I'll share my thoughts a little later, but first, does anyone have any idea or guesses as to why this boy, who I suspect has cerebral palsy, was demonstrating such exaggerated response and anxiety to sudden, unexpected loud noise or environmental changes? #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #pediatricot #cerebralpalsy #otmiri

Just finished my first 12 week fieldwork! ✔😁 Working with preschoolers has been an exhausting, exciting experience. Although I am excited for the next step, I am sad to say goodbye to the kiddos I have watched grow for the last 3 months!
Now, a nice break then onto working with adults.
One step closer to becoming an OT! 🎉

#dycot #occupationaltherapy #pediatricot @dyouvilleot

☀️💦Having some water play fun this morning! These little ones had a blast splashing around with their hands and feet while reaching for squirt toys! 🐥🐸🐠🐟🐬🐳🐋Never to early for sensory play! 🧠Did you know that by providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘sensory play’ is crucial to brain development – it helps to build nerve connections in the brain’s pathways.
👶🏼This leads to a child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks and supports cognitive growth, language development, gross motor skills, social interaction and problem solving skills. 👶🏻Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. 👶🏼Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore! (educational playcare) #purposefulplay #babiesofwilliamsburg #babyclass #kidsclass #sensory #sensoryfun #learningthroughplay #pediatricOT #otbabyclass #babyplay #squirttoys #splishsplash #babyactivities

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