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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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 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 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 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 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 24, 2016

I often see children enjoying making creations out of beads. They love to string beads and make a necklace or bracelet. They get to wear their art, they enjoy the independence of beading on their own, while also seeing the reward of their hard work.
 

Challenges Childre...

February 24, 2016

I was thinking about what to write in the blog when my sister Julie sent me this great picture of my brother, David, eating from the bag of Hershey kisses I mailed him for Christmas. David treats his kisses very tenderly and lovingly. He lines them up, carefully opens...

February 17, 2016

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many wonderful children who have active, busy bodies. They tend to move a lot and they almost seem driven to move by their bodies. Some of them really try to sit still, but they often lose the battle.
 

I can understand childre...

January 21, 2016

I Make Fine Motor Development Easier
 

Helping your child or student to strengthen their fine motor skills can be difficult to do when the tasks are complicated or not easy to implement into their daily routines. Lucky for you, I’m going to show you how you can use scot...

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Cyndi Elliott, OTR/L

wHOLEhearted, LLC
cyndi@cyndi-elliott.com

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