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Category Archives: Occupational Therapy

Flex Your Flexibility -Anne Abernathy, MS, OTR/L

We’ve all heard of “going with the flow” and said to ourselves “I can be flexible”. But sometimes it’s easier said than done. Having flexible thinking means having the ability to change plans at the last minute or enter a situation without expectation and be okay with whatever the outcome may be. I don’t know […]

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Play Outside!

Did you know playing and spending time outdoors has many benefits for children? Outdoor play is a multi-sensory experience. Playing in the backyard, at the park, or on the playground provides input to all of the senses in our body such as aromas from plants, the sight of nature, and feeling unique textures, just to […]

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What is “heavy work” for children and how does it help?

“Heavy Work” to parents, teachers and other caregivers of children with sensory processing difficulties. So what is heavy work? How does it work? How can it benefit your child? Read below to find out more! Let’s start by talking about your senses. There are five, right? Actually, there are 8! In addition to the well-known […]

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What is Sensory Diet?

If you have ever researched sensory processing difficulty, you have probably seen the term sensory diet. At first glance you may assume you are going to have to change your child’s entire diet to improve these difficulties. However, a sensory diet has nothing to do with food. In reality it is a daily “diet” of […]

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