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The Weighted Vest Debate
September 26, 2014 1:45 PM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
A recent discussion arose in the " Pediatric Occupational Therapists " Facebook group about the usefulness of weighted vests. The writer posted that there are numerous studies showing weighted vests are not an effective intervention in the pediatric population. Read More...
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Sensory Friendly 4th of July
July 1, 2014 10:38 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
This upcoming weekend can be a very difficult one for children who have sensory integration challenges. Some children love the colorful explosions of the fireworks as they burst open in the air and the loud *bang* that, although they knew it is coming, Read More...
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Sensory Friendly Summer-Movies
June 27, 2014 11:10 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
I know that going to the movies is something the boys and I look forward to doing at least a couple times over the summer. We are lucky that here in Connecticut were we live we have access to both movie theatres and a drive-in movie. I have many happy Read More...
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Sensory Processing Evaluations
March 14, 2014 10:11 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
Recently I was asked by a team member to do a Sensory Profile evaluation on a young boy who was "bouncing off the walls" and stuffing handfuls of food in his mouth before he would start to chew and swallow it. It sounded like a little guy who was doing Read More...
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A Sensory-Free Halloween
October 3, 2013 6:39 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!” - Dexter Kozen Ok, while I don't think anyone who has a child with sensory challenges will ever have a truly "sensory free Halloween", I would like to Read More...
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