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...

July 16, 2016

One of my favorite things about my work of helping groups of teachers is learning about their favorite activities! This is an activity I learned about from a t

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 30, 2016

I remember peeling a bowl of grapes, putting them in a covered box with a side hole in it and calling the grapes eyeballs for one of my boy’s school Halloween parties. I had fun watching the kids squirm as they put a hand in the grapes. This is definitely a sensory act...

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...

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 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...

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Cyndi Elliott, OTR/L

wHOLEhearted, LLC
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