April 4, 2016

A couple days ago I introduced you to the lovely Patrick, and his desire to play music. I thought you would be interested to see how he played the cool, cardboard guitar we made together for a perfect fine motor activity. Happy I was able to get some video footage you...

March 31, 2016

Children like to be creative. They like to imagine themselves as different types of animals or characters. The beautiful part about being a kid is having the ability to access that uncompromised imagination. Part of why I like working with kids so much is for a short p...

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 22, 2016

There are some preschoolers who tend to stuff their mouths. They do this for a variety of reasons, however, in my experience, this is what I’ve seen the most when young children are overstuffing.
 

Reasons Why Preschoolers Overstuff Their Mouthes
 

Most of the time, a ch...

March 17, 2016

Have you heard of tactile defensiveness? A child who is sensitive to touch and scared of or overwhelmed by everyday activities and experiences can be considered to have tactile defensiveness.
 

Many people add tactile sensory bins/tables or sensory activities to their c...

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 11, 2016

Get ready for a mess. Just get ready for it. Learning to use a spoon and fork equal tons of squishy, gooey, juicy and sticky foods all mixed up from head to toe. But before you cringe, know that self-feeding is a great skill to support the development of visual motor c...

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...

March 2, 2016

When you go to bed at night, do you like a heavier or lighter blanket? Do you enjoy the feeling of the sheets tucked in or out? What brings you the most comfort so you can sleep? The feeling of a blanket on you feels inherently comforting and safe. This is part of why...

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

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