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...

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 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...

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...

February 10, 2016

How do teachers do it all? I watch so many dedicated and hard working teachers help children daily. There is so much learning going on. There are so many growing and developing bodies and minds. I’ve gone into classrooms for years now as an occupational therapist I tre...

February 5, 2016

Here you are, you have told your child or student to stop chewing on their clothes for the fifth time today. Do you work with or have a child that tends to chew snowflake patterns in their sleeves and neck holes of their shirts? This is really concerning to the people...

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Cyndi Elliott, OTR/L

wHOLEhearted, LLC
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