Welcome to episode number 46! Today’s episode came from a question we received from a fellow therapist. Even though all of our ideas in today’s episode are geared towards treatment, they can definitely be incorporated into daily family life as well! We hope you get some good ideas and make sure to share this episode with your fellow therapists and parents! Enjoy!
Hi friends! Thanks for joining us today while we talk about all things auditory! As always, we will talk about the auditory system, what it looks like when a child has challenges in this area, and last but not least we will give you all our favorite tips, tricks, and strategies to increase your child’s ability to process and modulate auditory input!
We are dedicating this episode to demystifying executive functioning! This is a topic that doesn’t get much attention, but we are determined to help you and your family understand how to improve your child’s executive functioning skills, (and how you are already working on these skills on a daily basis!) Thanks for joining us!
Let’s talk about one of our hidden senses - the vestibular system. This is a very important part of sensory integration and most children with sensory processing challenges will have significant difficulties processing and modulation vestibular input throughout their day. Rachel and Jessica give you the low-down on what this system is, how it works, and how you can incorporate it into your child’s daily routine to help with emotional regulation, attention, safety, and overall success with daily routines.
Let’s talk about what occupational therapists REALLY do! Not only do they help people, but they really focus on helping people complete daily life tasks. These are called ADLs and IADLs - activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. Especially with children, these daily life tasks are so important and can create such a challenge for families with children with special needs! So, get ready to hear about how you, as a parent or caregiver or even as a therapist, can help your child improve their ability to complete simple and complex daily life tasks!