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 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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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...

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...

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...

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Cyndi Elliott, OTR/L

wHOLEhearted, LLC
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