The Sensory Project Blog

The Vestibular System

The Vestibular System

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.  
What We Really Do in OT / ADLs & IADLs

What We Really Do in OT / ADLs & IADLs

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!
OT / Sensory Holiday Gift Guide

OT / Sensory Holiday Gift Guide

Therapist recommended gifts for your special kiddos!
Toe Walking & W-Sitting

Toe Walking & W-Sitting

Listen to this episode HERE on iTunes! Listen to this episode HERE on Spotify! Listen to this episode HERE on Stitcher!   In today’s episode, Rach...
TENT BED AND FAVORITE SENSORY PRODUCTS FROM HEARTHSONG

TENT BED AND FAVORITE SENSORY PRODUCTS FROM HEARTHSONG

Explaining the benefits of a bed tent from Hearthsong, as well as some of our favorite sensory friendly products!

Click HERE for more fun toys and games at Hearthsong!

SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER AND ADOPTED KIDS

SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER AND ADOPTED KIDS

‘Sensory.’ The new ‘IT’ word. If you’re new to sensory, let me explain what exactly it means: “relating to sensation or the physical senses; transmitted or perceived by the senses.”