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Is Low Sensory Registration Impacting Your Child's Success? Sharing our Favorite Sensory Diet Ideas for Low Registration!

Is Low Sensory Registration Impacting Your Child's Success? Sharing our Favorite Sensory Diet Ideas for Low Registration!

As your podcast DJs, we are answering a listener’s question today - how to create a sensory diet for a child with low registration. First, we dive into what it looks like to have a child with low registration. Then we give you our top 5 activities to complete with your child. Take some notes!
Making Kids Nutrition Easy with The Lean Green Bean

Making Kids Nutrition Easy with The Lean Green Bean

In this episode, you get to hear from Lindsay Livingston, a Registered Dietitian (RD) and mother to 3 beautiful children. She started a food blog back in 2010, completed schooling to become an RD, and eventually shifted her focus to being with her children full time. Lindsay currently uses her blog and her Instagram page as a way to teach parents that healthy eating does NOT have to be complicated or expensive. She shares tips and tricks for surviving life with 3 littles, cooking with kids, food prep, and more! 
Breaking Down Sensory Modulation Disorder- Over / Under Responsive + Sensory Craving

Breaking Down Sensory Modulation Disorder- Over / Under Responsive + Sensory Craving

Welcome to episode 123! Today we are diving into Sensory Modulation Disorder. This particular subtype of Sensory Processing Disorder consists of 3 sub-categories: Under-Responsive, Over-Responsive, and Craving. You’ll definitely want to take notes, listen more than once, and share this episode with your friends, family, and colleagues! 
NICU, Early Intervention, Sensory and More with Amirra Johnson, from Marvelous Mirracles

NICU, Early Intervention, Sensory and More with Amirra Johnson, from Marvelous Mirracles

Welcome to episode 122! Today we are talking with Amirra Johnson, an incredible Occupational Therapist currently practicing in Early Intervention in Phoenix, AZ. She is also the founder of Marvelous Miracles, a platform designed to empower and equip therapists and families with the tools and resources to provide capable and confident care for infants and toddlers. She also has a passion for addressing racial health disparities that affect participation in meaningful occupations. 
Sensory Q&A- Answering Your Questions from Instagram!

Sensory Q&A- Answering Your Questions from Instagram!

Welcome to episode 121! Today’s episode is all about YOU - answering questions from our Instagram fam! Topics included in this episode: the visual-vestibular-auditory triad; vision therapy in OT; how to measure progress; primitive reflexes; baby backpacks vs. wraps; tips for regression in school-aged children; sensory integration and trauma; how to assess if a toddler needs OT services; attention and sensory processing; emotional regulation; tips for nail and skin biting / picking; adults with disabilities. 
We are Answering Your Sensory Questions Today!

We are Answering Your Sensory Questions Today!

We love getting questions from our listeners - we are officially podcast DJs! In today’s episode, we talk about finding the right daycare or school for your child, the Fear Paralysis Reflex, talking with teachers about sensory diets, deep pressure hugs, core strength, addressing low muscle tone through PT or OT, mask wearing, documentation, and more! 
Learning From Our Sensory Mentor- Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, Owner of Sensational Brain!

Learning From Our Sensory Mentor- Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, Owner of Sensational Brain!

This week on The Sensory Project Show, Rachel and Jessica chat with Gwen - the mastermind behind BrainWorks, the Sensory Diet Tool for therapists, parents, educators, and caregivers! Not only is Gwen the creator of Sensational Brain (a website with a variety of resources including handouts and webinars), but she’s also a speaker, Occupational Therapist, and someone who is passionate about helping children and families. Listen in for a fabulous conversation!

Is it Sensory or Behavior? Our #1 Most Asked Question!

Is it Sensory or Behavior? Our #1 Most Asked Question!

If you struggle to identify your child’s negative actions as “sensory related” or “behavior related,” this episode is for you! A sensory related behavior will frequently manifest differently than a behavior related action - meaning the child’s sensory system is overloaded which causes them to have a meltdown. A behavior related action is typically related more to a want that the child has and that they will attempt to seek negative attention to achieve the want. If that’s not confusing enough, we as parents, caregivers, therapists, must approach each behavior differently in order to help and teach. Be ready to take some notes! 
Creating Your Very Own Sensory Motor Experience

Creating Your Very Own Sensory Motor Experience

We believe in creating experiences for the children we work with. We even have an episode on how to create experiences (make sure you check that one out!)! We also believe that movement = learning. So, when we can put those two things together, we can create an incredible opportunity for growth! A sensory motor experience is , quite simply, a movement sequence that helps to improve attention, praxis, coordination, and executive functioning. We are OBSESSED with creating new sequences that target a variety of skills but that are also fun and different each time! And we want to give you the opportunity to do so as well! Enjoy! 
What is the Olfactory System & Tips for Success

What is the Olfactory System & Tips for Success

This week’s episode is brought to you by a listener question - Why do children struggle with smells? What can be done to help a child tolerate the variety of smells in a school lunchroom? Our sense of smell - our olfactory sense - plays a huge role in our daily routines, including eating and social situations but also when we clean, walk through the store, and even sleep! So when our sense of smell is over-responsive, it can cause some serious challenges! Be ready to take some notes and make sure you share this episode with your friends and family! All links to items talked about in this episode can be found at The Sensory Project Blog.   

Answering your Sensory Questions Live on Instagram!

Answering your Sensory Questions Live on Instagram!

Welcome to Episode 82 of The Sensory Project Show! In today’s episode, Rachel and Jessica are LIVE on Instagram! Answering YOUR questions and talking about all things weighted, messy play, The Listening Program, and more! You can find all the links from today’s episode at The Sensory Project Blog. Enjoy! 
Demystifying Sleep Training with The Sleep Fairy

Demystifying Sleep Training with The Sleep Fairy

Welcome to Episode 69 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica chat with The Sleep Fairy, The Bedtime Whisperer - Krista. She is a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and her passion is helping families get their babies and toddlers sleeping through the night. Her goal is to empower families worldwide and she has so much passion for what she does! Dive into this episode and get ready to take notes! Enjoy!