The Sensory Project Blog

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! 
Multi-Sensory Processing-- What is it? + 5 of Our Favorite Activities!

Multi-Sensory Processing-- What is it? + 5 of Our Favorite Activities!

Welcome to Episode 65 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica dive into a not-so-familiar topic - multi-sensory processing. As per usual, they go through the details to help you understand why they are so passionate about this topic and why they use a multi-sensory approach during their OT treatment sessions and promote it to their clients and community. And stay tuned to the end because they give you their favorite 5 multi-sensory processing activities that YOU can complete! Enjoy!
Navigating the bath time and water play sensory experience with strategies in your toolbox!

Navigating the bath time and water play sensory experience with strategies in your toolbox!

Welcome to episode 56 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica answer one of your questions! They love doing this - really serving you and giving you the answers and resources that you truly need! They had a parent ask about bath time and water play; so many children struggle with tolerating bath time as well as enjoying playing in various water parks or pools / lakes. As always, these ladies discuss the “why” behind this specific challenge as well as provide you with their favorite tips, tricks, and strategies to help your child enjoy all things water based. Enjoy! 
Messy Play All Day!

Messy Play All Day!

Welcome to episode 54 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica talk all things messy play. First, they discuss the WHY behind messy play and then dive into their favorite messy play mediums and some different activities to try with them. Enjoy! 
Psychotherapy + The Sensory Space + Mama of Twins with Emma Arnoff, LCSW

Psychotherapy + The Sensory Space + Mama of Twins with Emma Arnoff, LCSW

Welcome to episode 49 of The Sensory Project Show! Today, Rachel and Jessica interview the amazing mother, wife, and business owner - Emma Arnoff! She recently opened her own clinic in New York where she helps children using her knowledge as a psychotherapist while incorporating our favorite thing - sensory integration! Listen in to hear all about her inspiration and her journey! We know you’ll be motivated after listening to her talk. Enjoy!
Sensory + Feeding

Sensory + Feeding

Hey everyone! We are so excited to share all of our knowledge, tips, and tricks related to feeding and sensory challenges! Today we talk about some of the different challenges associated with oral motor and sensory difficulties as it relates to picky eating. And of course we dive into all of our favorite strategies for you and your child to do at home! Enjoy!
Our Favorite Tools For Regulation

Our Favorite Tools For Regulation

Hey everyone! So excited to have you back for another episode! This episode is all about executive functioning and self-regulation. What an important topic! Something that we work on everyday without even thinking about it! So here we are to give you all the tips, tricks, and strategies that you can use at home (or in therapy if you’re a therapist!). Thanks so much for joining us!
Auditory Processing

Auditory Processing

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!