Why does your child sit like that and what is it telling you?

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As therapists, we often times focus our treatment sessions on building strength and endurance in order to improve a child’s ability to attain and sustain a postural position. For instance, we want to improve a child’s ability to sit upright at their desk in order to focus well in school. This means we must identify any compensatory strategies in order to identify the muscles that require extra strengthening. But what does this mean for parents and educators? Well, in this episode we will go through the why, the how, and the what in regards to compensatory positions and strategies as well as ideas for you to use in everyday life! 

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SUMMARY OF THE SENSORY PROJECT SHOW

Rachel Harrington, a pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant and owner of The Sensory Project, along with Jessica Hill, a pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant, health coach entrepreneur, and mother, answer your questions related to all things sensory, occupational therapy, parenting, self-care, nutrition, and health, from a therapist’s perspective. Providing raw, honest, fun ideas, and strategies, for parents and families to implement into daily life. They are also the owners of All Things Sensory, LLC, as well as operate the one-of-a-kind sensory membership website, The Sensory Project Club. 

DISCLAIMER

While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art.  One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another. We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, All Things Sensory, LLC, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of any of the above, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER

This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.