sensory processing disorders

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Sensory Pull Activity for Children with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorders 6m34s

Sensory Pull Activity for Children with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorders

Children or adults with autism and/or sensory processing disorders often love the sensory feedback provided by pulling. This video demonstrates how to make a "Sensory Pull" activity that motivates children to visually attend as they develop postural control and strengthen their hands while receiving the type of sensory stimulation they seek and love.

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Published: June 3, 2017Updated: June 5, 2017103 viewsVirality: 13%
Sensory Pull Bottle Helps Children with Autism or sensory Processing Disorders 2m39s

Sensory Pull Bottle Helps Children with Autism or sensory Processing Disorders

The "sensory pull bottle" is a fun way to help young children develop hand strength, coordination between right and left hands and to develop a hand preference. I incorporate this activity when working with children with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders or other impairments that impact developing hand skills. It can be used while the child is sitting, kneeling, standing, riding a horse or moving in other ways. The combination of movement, pulling and vibration helps to motivate and engage children.

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Published: June 13, 2017Updated: June 14, 2017136 viewsVirality: 27%
"Sensory Rings" Help Children with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorders 3m06s

"Sensory Rings" Help Children with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorders

Children with autism, sensory processing disorders or other types of developmental disabilities often find heavy pressure from using heavy or tight squeezing materials calming. They may seek this type of sensation by crashing into cushions or people! This video shows how to make "sensory rings" out of socks and supermarket bags. They are virtually free and quick to make. Moving the rings over the body develops body awareness and coordination while meeting the child's sensory needs. Learn more at RecyclingOT.com

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Published: June 29, 2017Updated: June 30, 201723 views
Hippotherapy with Children with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorders 4m29s

Hippotherapy with Children with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorders

Hippotherapy involves using the horse as a treatment tool. It is used by occupational, physical and speech therapists to develop motor, cognitive, communication, social and many other skills. The movement of the horse and the emotional bond that riders develop help children and adults with disabilities to focus, decrease touch sensitivities and use their hands to develop fine-motor skills. Learn more at RecyclingOT.com

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Published: June 9, 2017Updated: June 12, 2017164 views
Stretchy, Weighted Sock Activity for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders 2m44s

Stretchy, Weighted Sock Activity for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders

Children and adults with autism, sensory processing disorders or other disabilities often enjoy the sensory stimulation provided by weighted materials and activities that involve pushing or pulling. I filled some long stretchy socks with bags of sand and attached handles to each end. You may also use stretchy sleeves or pant legs from clothing instead of socks or tights. Cut some handles from detergent bottles and attach to the stretchy heavy material and see how much fun they have! I have used this with clients to motivate reaching, grasping, shaking, pulling and other movements. Some clients find this calming and it may decrease agitation. This activity can be incorporated into sensory motor games such as... Players hold an end while others run under or step over the "Sensory Socks". Try it, it's fun!

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Published: June 17, 2017Updated: June 19, 2017104 views
How Vibration Helps Children with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorders 3m37s

How Vibration Helps Children with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorders

Children with or without disabilities often love vibration! Vibration stimulates the muscles and joints and this, in turn, helps develop body awareness and coordination. The sound and feel of the motor often motivates individuals with autism or sensory processing disorders to grasp and manipulate objects such as ring stacks or stringing even though they typically avoid using their hands. I adapt many activities to vibrate when I work as an occupational therapist with both children and adults with developmental disabilities. This video demonstrates just a few of my creations. There are many more strategies in my book From Flapping to Function: A Parent's Guide to Autism and Hand Skills. Learn more at RecyclingOT.com

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Published: June 23, 2017Updated: June 27, 2017139 viewsVirality: 14%
Creating Push and Squeeze Activities for students with Sensory Processing Disorders 1m51s

Creating Push and Squeeze Activities for students with Sensory Processing Disorders

Students or clients with sensory processing disorders often engage best when using materials that require force. These activities provide "resistance" and heavy pressure sensory stimulation to muscles and joints. The video shows how motivated and fun it is to get sensory stimulation while also strengthening hands and developing coordination. Please visit my website for more information at RecyclingOT .com

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Published: May 30, 2017Updated: June 1, 201789 viewsVirality: 35%
Stretchy Ring and Ball Activity for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders 1m33s

Stretchy Ring and Ball Activity for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders

Children and adults with autism, sensory processing disorders or other developmental disabilities often engage best when materials provide stimulation that meets their sensory needs. For example, it feels good to push and pull a ball attached to the table with elastic cord. This client needs frequent prompts to persist at most activities. However, he enjoys this type of sensory stimulation- the sensation to skin, muscles and joints as he pushes and pulls materials. Learn more about adapting activities for children or adults with autism, sensory processing disorders or other developmental disabilities on my web site: http://www.RecyclingOT.com

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Published: August 15, 2017Updated: August 16, 201732 views
Sensory Processing Disorder Activity: Stringing Coiled Hose 1m58s

Sensory Processing Disorder Activity: Stringing Coiled Hose

Children and adults with autism, sensory processing disorder and other developmental disabilities often seek out sensory stimulation to the eyes, muscles and joints. This unique stringing adaptation provides exactly this type of stimulation and its FUN! Simply take a coil type water hose and cut it to the desired length. Attach a sock or something to the bottom so that the user can stand on it, preventing the bottom from popping upward. This activity is great for developing balance, visual engagement and bilateral hand use (using hands together). Use rings that attach shower curtains, arts and crafts rings or cut your own out of plastic bottles. My clients love the sensation of pulling the coil upward and watching the rings spin downward. Learn more about adapting activities on my web site www.RecyclingOT.com and thank-you to Ben at www.Bensound.com for the lively music.

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Published: August 18, 2017Updated: August 21, 201758 views
Sensory Processing Activity: Pushing Objects between Elastics on Container 2m09s

Sensory Processing Activity: Pushing Objects between Elastics on Container

Children with sensory processing disorders, autism or other types of developmental disabilities often best engage when activities are "resistive". This means that force is required to push, pull or squeeze objects or the materials are weighted. Resistive materials stimulate muscles and joints and help develop body awareness. I adapted this simple insertion activity to require pushing objects between the elastics threaded through holes around the rim of the container BOTTOM. I use the bottom as the top because then I can unscrew the cover to remove objects later. This activity is great for very young children (as long as you supervise closely) to develop eye-hand coordination and strong fingers. Older children and adults with disabilities will also enjoy this unique sensory experience!

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Published: June 21, 2017Updated: June 22, 201787 views
Sensory friendly Santa36s

Sensory friendly Santa

A special event to help children with autism and other special needs. Children were able to connect with Santa this holiday season, with a Christmas experience of their very own.

Top 10 Bizarre Sleeping Disorders6m48s

Top 10 Bizarre Sleeping Disorders

Many of us have witnessed snoring partners or sleepwalking siblings in our lifetimes, but there are some sleeping conditions that are utterly more bizarre. From stopping breathing in your sleep to uncontrollable night time sexual urges, Alltime10s brings you 10 of the strangest sleeping disorders around.

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Published: June 10, 2016Updated: June 13, 201631 views
Sensory Visual Perception Writing Activity 3m41s

Sensory Visual Perception Writing Activity

This activity teaches children the spatial relationships between small and large letters and how they fit on writing lines. Practice this activity with children before offering paper and pencil. Pulling the shapes off the Velcro "lines" and wiping them clean requires using force and force provides sensory stimulation to muscles and joints. Learn about other easy to make and effective adaptions that help children and adults on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities at http://www.RecyclingOT.com

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Published: September 2, 2017Updated: September 5, 2017189 viewsVirality: 6%
6 Extremely Bizarre Brain Disorders7m34s

6 Extremely Bizarre Brain Disorders

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Published: September 15, 2016364 views
Eating Disorders in Ballet | Kathryn Morgan15m32s

Eating Disorders in Ballet | Kathryn Morgan

Today's Thoughtful Thursday topic is a bit dark and controversial- eating disorders in the ballet world. Many dancers struggle with their weight, myself included, and sometimes that leads to disorder eating habits - anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating, binging, or even obsessive dieting. I want to

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Published: July 18, 2016Updated: July 20, 2016417 views
Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders vandalized1m11s

Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders vandalized

Several items were stolen from The Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders, and the thieves left a lot of damage behind. A laptop and flat-screen TV were taken, and the burglar entered by kicking in doors that now need to be replaced.

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Published: June 27, 2017
Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders vandalized1m11s

Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders vandalized

Several items were stolen from The Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders, and the thieves left a lot of damage behind. A laptop and flat-screen TV were taken, and the burglar entered by kicking in doors that now need to be replaced.

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Published: June 27, 2017