Soda Pop Head

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Book: Soda Pop Head His real name is Lester, but everyone calls him Soda Pop Head. Most of the time he is pretty happy, but when things seem to be unfair his ears gets hot, his face turns red and he blows his top! Lesters dad comes to his rescue by teaching him a few techniques…

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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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