Category Archives: sensory processing

Brainwaves, Issue 32, How to think about Classroom Movement Breaks: AAB…Assess, Adjust, and Breathe!

In the last issue, I wrote about how to prepare for kindergarten!  This issue will be directed toward anyone who teaches children and wants to learn more about using movement breaks. Brainwaves is a monthly newsletter designed to create some “brainwaves” within my community of colleagues, friends and clients. Why do children (and adults) need… Read More »

Brainwaves, Issue 29, “Tools” to Help with Desk Work in the Classroom or Office!

In the last issue, I wrote about why some children have a difficult time sitting at circle time and described a variety of tools to help those students. In this longer issue, I will talk about dynamic seating or standing tools for students or adults. I make reference to various products throughout my newsletters. This… Read More »

Brainwaves, Issue 27, Sometimes movement just makes it worse?!!

Brainwaves is a monthly newsletter designed to create some “brainwaves” within my community of colleagues, friends and clients. “More movement” … a common sensory strategy I frequently read or hear strategies that encourage caregivers or teachers to add more movement into their child’s day.  These are often aimed at helping the individual who has strong… Read More »

Brainwaves Issue 26, Deep Pressure Touch

Brainwaves Issue 26, Another “go to” OT strategy…deep pressure touch! Which one is NOT deep pressure touch? (see page 2) 1) Lying on your stomach on a carpet 2) Wearing a weighted vest 3) Crawling through a tight space ie) behind a couch 4) Being wrapped up in a blanket 5) A big bear hug… Read More »

Brainwaves, Issue 25, What exactly is heavy muscle work?

In the last issue, I wrote about transitions and ways to make it easier for families and children. This issue is about a common OT phrase… “heavy muscle work”. Brainwaves is a monthly newsletter designed to create some “brainwaves” within my community of colleagues, friends and clients. What is “heavy muscle work”? It is interesting… Read More »

Brainwaves Issue 22, 3 Sensory Summer Suggestions for the Sense of Touch

Issue 22, 3 Sensory Summer Suggestions for the Sense of Touch! In the last issue, I wrote about visual referencing and memory and how to build memories in our children through “look, linger, label and log in”. This issue will be a fun newsletter, focusing on some fun “tactile (touch)” sensory based summer activities! Brainwaves… Read More »

Brainwaves, Issue 21, Dreampad (TM)… way more than just for sleep!

Brainwaves, Issue 21, Dreampad™ …way more than just for sleeping! In the last issue, I wrote about the important connection between visual referencing and memory. This issue will talk about an exciting new “tool”, the Dreampad™ which uses psychoacoustics (sound and vibration) to create powerful positive changes to the nervous system! Brainwaves is a monthly… Read More »