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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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 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...

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 12, 2016

I love when I get the chance to meet new people, and I’m excited to present something a little different to you today. I had the great pleasure of interviewing Jessica Parson’s this week via FaceTime. Jessica is a certified yoga instructor in Santa Barbara. She runs a...

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...

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Cyndi Elliott, OTR/L

wHOLEhearted, LLC
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