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...

May 17, 2016

Often when I’m reading about children that hit and the sensory processing system, I read about how children are overstimulated and then they hit out. While I do think that is one reason a child, who is still developing their sensory system, may hit out, I think there i...

May 12, 2016

I love when I get the chance to meet new people, and I’m excited to present something a little different to you today. I had the great pleasure of interviewing Jessica Parson’s this week via FaceTime. Jessica is a certified yoga instructor in Santa Barbara. She runs a...

May 3, 2016

I’m going to let all of you in on something a bit personal in my life. I’m overcoming challenges right now. I’m experiencing a large learning curve in my business, as I’m trying to figure out how to most effectively help teachers in this technological age. How do I mak...

April 29, 2016

I find kids really enjoy using a scissor. When I first introduce scissor use with paper, children usually try to find a way to approach the paper and hold the paper while they also hold the scissor and cut by opening and closing the scissor. For children, this is a lot...

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...

April 24, 2016

The w-sit pattern is an impressive act. Parents and caregivers are often so proud of the flexibility of the child. This flexibility is impressive, but it’s often a substitute for using trunk (back) muscles and balance skills that a child can be supporting and continuin...

April 19, 2016

I love to learn by observing children and seeing what they need. They are honest and true to who they are! Over the years, I have connected behaviors and actions to a decreased processing of sensory information. The most helpful thing I have found to do in all my exper...

April 12, 2016

As many of you know, I traveled to Alaska for three years, 12 weeks each year. My assignment included 10 rural villages, and it was quite the adventure. I grew so much as a person and as an OT. One of my favorite experiences was working with a young man named Patrick,...

April 5, 2016

I often speak at parent nights at my hometown Head Start/Early Start. It’s important to make parents aware of the support we are providing their children, and how they can continue to build on that support at home. After I did a training in December, Rachel, a Family S...

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Cyndi Elliott, OTR/L

wHOLEhearted, LLC
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