18 Get-Off-the-Couch Games

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For kids who need proprioceptive input, parents can easily run out of ideas for channeling that energy in a positive manner. How about some fresh ideas of what to do with the kids? 18 Get-Off-the-Couch Games For more active ideas, try these gross motor toys and tools!

What You Missed in June on The Sensory Spectrum

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With the closing of June 2015, I want to extend a very warm welcome to The Sensory Spectrum’s newest followers. I’m glad you’ve joined our sensory community. And I’m so grateful to my dedicated followers. I love reading your comments and emailing back and forth. Your feedback makes me want to find even more inspiring and insightful…

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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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