April 7, 2017

When a person enters a Head Start or Early Start classroom where I work, they can sometimes see children wearing pressure vests and they wonder what that super hero or ballerina is wearing?
 

I like to make costumes out of them to inspire the children I’m working with t...

June 17, 2016

This week I am working with a child in one of our local Early Start classrooms. I noticed he would move the top of his body forward when he walked, and his hands and feet would work to catch up to him. His walking posture tipped me off to his potential vestibular devel...

May 19, 2016

Teachers love to help their students learn. I have seen teachers use hand-over-hand assistance when teaching children.There is a natural tendency to be drawn to physically lead a person through a movement to have them learn. I’ve seen teachers often provide this assist...

April 26, 2016

I did a training last week and I was asked by one of the participants “How does the sensory system get affected?” “What is it from?”
 

I’ve seen sensory processing challenges in typical children and also those individuals with a diagnosis. I explain it is a developmenta...

March 29, 2016

I’ve been fascinated with sensory processing for years. At the core of me, I am a sensory girl. I love to touch things, move around, see things and learn visually. Recognizing my desire for sensory stimulation on a day-to-day basis has made it so easy and fun for me to...

March 16, 2016

Personal space is an important social skill. I see a lot of teachers talking to children about personal space, the personal space bubble and how to stay in line when they’re lining up and then walking in a line. Teachers really know how to cover all many of their bases...

March 9, 2016

Today as I am writing up a handout for my training Sensory Processing: It Does Make Sense that I’ll be doing in a breakout session at the 35th Native American Child and Family Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico this Friday, I thought I would give all of you a sneak...

February 26, 2016

What is a tripod grasp? A tripod grasp is when the three points of pressure are on a pencil or other writing tool. For a child at the end of their preschool days, it is good to see them writing with their fingers toward the writing side of the marker or pencil and with...

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Cyndi Elliott, OTR/L

wHOLEhearted, LLC
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