Top 5 Reasons to Add Nature to Your Sensory Diet
Explore the many benefits that nature has on our sensory system, and why it’s an important tool to add to your daily routine if you have sensory processing disorder. Learn about the research that supports using nature for self-regulation, sensory processing, and overall physical and mental health.
Top 5 Fidgets for Skin Picking
Learn about my favorite fidget recommendations to help skin pickers and nail biters! Picking (excoriation) can lead to infection and scarring, as well as hygiene concerns. Using these fidgets as alternatives can help you break the habit of skin picking and keep your skin healthy and happy.
When In Doubt, Prop It Out! (Our Sense of Proprioception)
Learn about one of our body’s 8 senses, proprioception! This sense includes understanding where our joints and muscles are in space, as well as body awareness. Explore what proprioceptive dysfunction can look like with people who have sensory processing challenges, as well as how to use proprioceptive input to stay calmer and more focused throughout the day.
Advocating for a Sensory Room at Sea-Tac International Airport
Advocacy is just one of the MANY things we do as occupational therapists! Here is my public statement from Tuesday’s Port of Seattle Commission Meeting where I was supporting the addition of a sensory friendly space at Sea-Tac Airport. The results of the Port’s meeting ended with the Commissioners choosing to move forward with a sensory room at the airport by the end of 2020.
Let’s Get Linear!
This month I’m talking about linear input. Improve your understanding on how linear input is important to our vestibular system – our sense of movement and balance! Learn about what linear input is, why it is important for sensory processing, and how to incorporate it into your daily routines no matter what age you may be.