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Sensory or Behavior? Identifying environmental triggers

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Don’t you love when questions are answered with more questions? However, in this case, it’s necessary. In our previous blog posts, we defined sensory processing disorder and looked at typical behaviors by age group.  Now we will look at questions that may help you identify triggers and raise your awareness of the environment in which incidents

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Sensory or Behavior? Observing age-appropriate typical behaviors

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Previously in our discussion examining sensory vs. behavior, we defined sensory processing disorder. Now we look at the flip side: the behavior piece. And again, let’s get our facts straight. According to Sherry Mulligan’s “Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Children: A Pocket Guide” these are the descriptions of typical behavior patterns from ages 1-12.    

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Sensory or Behavior? Looking at sensory processing disorder and sensory modulation disorder

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Is it sensory or is it behavior? The answer we all love to hate: It depends! Let us first get some facts straight. Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition in which incoming sensory information (visual, tactile, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, proprioceptive and vestibular) received from the environment gets processed in an unorganized way, thereby affecting

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Beyond Baby Talk: Know the Developmental Milestones for Speech and Communication

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Pediatric speech-language pathologists often work with children who are beginning to develop language. Typically, children begin speaking between 12 and 18 months of age. By age 2, children should have a vocabulary of approximately 300 words, and by age 3, nearly 1,000. If a child does not appear to understand simple directions, is not saying

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How a child with dyslexia reads text

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To help a child with dyslexia or another language based learning disability it is helpful to understand the way s/he sees text. Try reading the following paragraph: The Orton-Gillingham approach ot teaching reabing is a prevon success in helping stubents woh have a reabing or language-daseb bisadilitiy. Those wtih byslexia tyipcally have bifficulty in neo

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How to teach your child to categorize

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Is your child confusing fruits and vegetables? Is your 3 year old struggling to identify different body parts or where his shoes belong? As children’s vocabulary advances, they learn to separate into categories the things they are seeing and interacting with. As adults, we do this without even realizing it; you can come across something

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