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Ensuring a Positive Preschool Experience - 4 Skills to Work on This Summer

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It’s hard to believe, but your baby will soon be starting preschool. While preschool is generally a happy place packed with fun, friends, and learning, you and/or your little one might be feeling a bit anxious about this first step toward independence. Preparing them to have the best possible experience can help.

Who Can Benefit From A Compression Sheet?

Sensory compression sheet offers deep touch pressure (like a hug), which helps regulate the nervous system. Deep touch pressure releases serotonin which then turns into melatonin, leading to deeper, more restful sleep.

Benefits and Uses of Weighted Vests for Autism

A weighted vest is a garment worn over clothing with extra weight added within the vest. This is done either by using heavy fabric or filling the vest’s pockets with weighted objects such as steel bars or sandbags. It is designed to add between five to ten percent of a person’s body weight.

How to Enjoy The Festive Christmas Season with Autistic Children

Watch Autism Mom, Alison, and Learn Autism’s Occupational Therapist, Sarah Norris, for this fun conversation about navigating Holidays and how to help your child with Autism have the most fun.

Happy World OT Day! HUG Your Occupational Therapist ❤️

Everyone has an occupation, or job, to do. A kid's occupation is to grow, learn, do schoolwork, and play. Occupational therapy (OT) helps kids who have a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability. It helps them do everyday things like eating, putting on shoes and socks, focusing on learningwriting, and playing with toys or other kids.