Mindful Movement: What is a T-stool?
A T-stool is a simple one legged stool. Sitting on a T-stool is very similar to sitting on an exercise ball, as it activates the core muscles and gives the body something active to do while sitting!
OT’s use T-stools with children for more than one reason:
- improve balance
- improve coordination
Improve focus with your sensory kid #spd
Mindful Movement: The Body Sock!
The body sock is used as a sensory integration technique for children. It is a stretchy lycra and spandex contraption with a slit on one side for a child to stick their head out of. Sometimes children like to keep their head inside the sock and that is completely fine, as the material is…
Does your sensory kid need a body sock? #spd
Mindful Movement: What is Sensory Defensiveness?
Sensory defensiveness is a condition that consists of a wide array of symptoms. What most people may find “normal” or “non-irritating”, people with sensory defensiveness have aversive/defensive reactions to the same stimuli. What may be interesting, exciting, calming, pleasurable to most people…
What type of sensory kid do you have? #spd
Mindful Movement: What Is the Vestibular System?
The vestibular system is how the body senses movement and where the body is in relation to gravity. When you’re swinging on a swing, running, or dancing, you are giving vestibular input to your body. Your vestibular system is also responsible for telling you whether you’re upside-down (i.e., on…
Finding the right outlet In your child’s Sensory Diet
Mindful Movement: Sensory Processing Disorder and Sports
Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) may present with individual characteristics that can affect their fit with certain sports. Some aspects of a sport may make it a great match: for example, joining the track team for a child who seeks vestibular input. Other sports may be less…
Things to consider when choosing an activity/ sport,
What are their strengths
Which sensory systems are your favorite Olympians using?
So far I have my son in Track & Field, Soccer, and Swimming; thinking about Wrestling and martial arts next
Mindful Movement: Clothing Sensitivity & Tactile Defensiveness
Everyone’s nervous system interprets stimuli from the environment, including stimuli from sensations. Within the nervous system, tactile receptors are designed to respond to vibration, pressure, movement, temperature, and pain. When one’s tactile system is out of balance and disorganized,…
Trying new things for your Sensory kid