Ayres Sensory Integration Theory

Many of the therapies and interventions that children and adults receive for sensory processing disorder is based on the Sensory Integration Theory. This theory was developed by the late A. Jean Ayres, Ph.D., OTR. Dr. Ayers was an occupational therapist, licensed psychologist, and college professor. According to the sensory integration theory, sensory integration involves a neurobiological … More Ayres Sensory Integration Theory

Top 10 Questions to ask your child’s occupational therapist: Sensory Processing Disorder

Occupational therapy (OT) is a health profession that helps people with various disabilities achieve independence in all areas of their lives. When C was in nursing school, her OT friends would say, “A PT (physical therapist) will teach you how to walk and an OT (occupational therapist) will help you get those dancing shoes on!” … More Top 10 Questions to ask your child’s occupational therapist: Sensory Processing Disorder

NPR Round up – Teen Creates ‘Sit With Us’ App For Bullied Kids

Sixteen-year-old Natalie Hampton is an 11th grader from Sherman Oaks, Calif., and the creator of a new app called Sit With Us. Teen Creates ‘Sit With Us’ App For Bullied Kids You know when you’re at a cafeteria, you’ve got your lunch and then you just don’t know where to sit? You don’t want to sit … More NPR Round up – Teen Creates ‘Sit With Us’ App For Bullied Kids

NPR Round up – Screening Mental Health In Kindergarten Is Way Too Late, Experts Say

This story is part of the NPR Ed series on mental health and schools. Screening Mental Health In Kindergarten Is Way Too Late, Experts Say Enlarge this image This story is part of our NPR Ed series on mental health and schools. When it comes to children’s brains, Rahil Briggs describes them as … sticky. “Whatever … More NPR Round up – Screening Mental Health In Kindergarten Is Way Too Late, Experts Say

Book Review – This is Gabriel making sense of school: a book about sensory processing disorder by Hartley Steiner

(This post contains affiliate links) This is our first book review. From time to time we come across books that are interesting, thought-provoking, and just fun to read. Now that most children are heading back to school, they are hopefully learning new things and making new friends. Children tend to be very open and accepting … More Book Review – This is Gabriel making sense of school: a book about sensory processing disorder by Hartley Steiner