July 7, 2016

Every time I am talking to a crowd and I ask if anyone knows a child that walks on their toes or toe walks, at least one person knows of someone and most seem relieved to know an answer.
 

Toe walking is a sign a child needs vestibular input
 

Toe walking is a sign that...

June 28, 2016

Recently, I have been working with a boy in Early Start, who has Autism. I was called in to see how I could help him as he is just entering our Head Start program. After a short time of observation, I could see he needed assistance in developing his vestibular system.
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June 9, 2016

Children are so proud of themselves when they can write their name. It’s a big milestone. They have been writing their name in a certain form through preschool, sometimes for a couple years. Sometimes, they go to kindergarten and they are told to write their name a who...

June 1, 2016

The other day I had a great experience with a little boy, who benefited from the use of a pressure vest to increase his proprioception (body awareness).
 

This little one was 18 months old, and he had been working on how to walk. It’s also important to mention that this...

May 26, 2016

For many of us, putting on socks in the morning is a common activity. We know exactly how to do it and it’s a common routine we perform without thinking twice about it. However, did you know teaching kids how to dress themselves enables kids to increase their body awar...

May 25, 2016

As many of you know, I published an I See ABILITY book a while back. I had been talking about writing a book for years before I took a summer to do it. I was first inspired to write a book about the amazing abilities of my brother David, who has Down syndrome. I also w...

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 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,...

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Cyndi Elliott, OTR/L

wHOLEhearted, LLC
cyndi@cyndi-elliott.com

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