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Tips for a Fun and Sensory Friendly Halloween

By Maria Keely M.S. OTR/L Halloween is almost here! While Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for children, it can be very overwhelming for children with sensory processing difficulties. Here are a few tips to make Halloween a sensory friendly, and fun day! Costume Tips Some children prefer specific fabrics and types of materials…

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Why OT?

“An occupational therapist? So what, you do like, physical therapy?”“Oh, you help people get jobs.”These are just a couple typical responses to what the OT profession actually does. Within the profession occupation is defined as anything that provides meaning in a person’s life. Occupations relating to children include participating in school, play, and self-care activities.…

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Sensory Integration

Sensory Processing (sometimes called “Sensory Integration”) refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. A child with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses. This can create everyday problems such as: motor clumsiness, behavioral problems,…

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