Behavior

Interoception

Interoception: The Least Known Sense

Research the topic of Sensory Processing Disorder and before long, you will discover that there are actually more than the five senses we all learned about in preschool. We already are aware of the...
Bath

5 Steps to Help a Child with Unwanted Thoughts

Most children experience ‘bad’ thoughts but easily disregard them. However, some children and teenagers pay too much importance to their unpleasant thoughts and become fearful that a loved one will be harmed, or that...

What is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me!

Today I would like to talk about self-regulation, because I feel it is a very important topic. Once a person learns how to self-regulate, their life will become a lot easier. But first, I am...
anxiety-and-eating

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Diet

Explore the relationship between anxiety and diet.  With some diet modifications, you could be on your way to discovering a reduction in your child's anxiety levels!  Remember, we are what we eat! Ever stop and...
perfectionism

Perfectionism – Being the Best, Perfectly or Not

Jean's son Jaylen may not understand a lot of social concepts.  He may not realize someone is being mean.  He may not understand what an attitude is.  However, Jaylen definitely understands the concept of...
anxiety

Empower Your Child, Not Your Child’s Anxiety

Having a child with anxiety can feel very lonely. On the surface, everything looks alright. Teachers rave about them. Friends adore them. Relatives and family friends might not see what all the fuss is...

Vision Boards – Creative Goal Setting with Kids

The kids are off to school soon and a new year is upon us. What to do now that the presents are all opened? How about making a vision board with your kids? A...
behavior

Autism is a Reason for Behaviors, Not an Excuse

Autism, while it is so much a part of me, it can also make some things harder. The same may be true for the children and adults that you work with who have various...
yoga

Therapeutic Benefits of Using Yoga in Occupational Therapy

As an occupational therapist, I have used yoga in a variety of ways with clients I’ve worked with.  Yoga is a great way to build strength and body awareness and also improves sensory processing...
ASD Diagnosis

ASD, OCD or SPD: Which is the Best Fit?

With certain children, it can be hard to tell the difference between an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). You may see a child with just...