Weighted Pencil How To

Weighted Pencil How To

“Some students benefit from using a weighted pencil, all of the writing time or sometimes.  The extra weight gives a little extra proprioceptive input that alerts the student to the fact that s/he is holding something and gives them a bit extra information about where the pencil is, in their hand.” – OT Tools for…

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The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

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Book: The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum By Temple Grandin, Richard Panek A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate. When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on…

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10 Ways to Use Weighted Sensory Stuffed Animals

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“With weighted sensory items, the extra weight gives input to the body for kids who have an under-responsive system, helping wake up the system as well give a physical outlet for extra energy. We use heavy work to help our kiddo calm down and focus both at home and at school. For example, at school he often…

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How to Help Your Sensitive Child Deal with Fireworks

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“If you have a sensitive child, firework season can be a stressful time, especially if they have auditory sensitivities. [Golden Reflections Blog is] bringing you 6 great tips from moms who have children with sensitivities and how they deal with fireworks each year!” – Golden Reflections Blog CLICK HERE: 6 Tips for Dealing with Sensitive…

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The Original Big Wheel (Gross Motor Toys)

The Original Big Wheel - Awesome Gross Motor Toy

The Original Big Wheel Well before my kiddo was interested in a bike, he wanted to jump onto a Big Wheel. I remember riding up and down our long driveway as a kid for hours! Now I watch my boys ride them up and down our sidewalks. Even as they get older, the Big Wheel…

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