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What Is a “Lovey?”

Whether it’s a stuffed animal, doll, or blanket, many children will become attached to certain objects. Sometimes these objects are called “loveys”, transitional objects, or comfort objects. Loveys can serve several purposes with your little one; they can help children transition from a familiar place or situation to an unfamiliar one with ease and give … Continued

La Importancia de la Integración Sensorial

¿Sabes que hay más de cinco? Esto hace posible que aprendamos, juguemos, socialicemos y, en general, funcionemos en el mundo. Mucha gente conoce nuestros cinco sentidos… vista… oído… olfato… gusto… y tacto. Cada uno de estos sentidos nos trae información importante. Por ejemplo, el tacto nos ayuda a conocer la diferencia entre la sensación de … Continued

Sensory Issues in Children: Developing Your Child’s Senses

Watch for information on the sensory issues in children, the importance of the 7 senses, activities that support sensory integration development, and answers to questions about sensory processing in children. Webinar hosts: Susanne Smith Roley OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational … Continued

Sensory Integration: Meet Ryder

Download the accompanying handout. Our sensory integration video features a young boy, Ryder. Ryder’s journey begins with his parents noticing his struggles during Tummy Time, his difficulty playing in a group, and how easily he would become tired when attempting tasks his peers had mastered. Through sensory integration therapy, his social participation has increased. Because … Continued

How Kids Learn to Play: 6 Stages of Play Development

Play is all about having fun! Any activity, organized or unstructured, your child finds fun and enjoyable is considered play. But play is much more than just a fun activity for your child! As a child grows they go through different stages of play development. While playing, children learn and develop important skills they will … Continued

When Will My Baby Smile?

Is there a better sight than a happy, smiling baby? We think not! Typically, babies start smiling between 6 and 12 weeks, but you may notice a smile or smirk soon after baby’s born. Reflex Smiles These early smiles are called “reflex smiles.” Babies start reflex smiling before birth and continue to do so as … Continued

What is W-Sitting?

What is W-Sitting? W-sitting is when a child sits on their bottom with their knees bent and feet positioned outside of their hips. If you’re standing above your child, you will see their legs and body make the shape of a W. Is W-Sitting bad? Often children move in and out of a W-sitting position … Continued

L’importanza dell’integrazione sensoriale – Italian

Capire i problemi sensoriali nei bambino Una serie video prodotta da Pathways.org Capire i sensi – Sai che sono più di cinque? L’Integrazione Sensoriale è il processo attraverso il quale i nostri sensi lavorano insieme. Gli individui utilizzano messaggi sensoriali per imparare, giocare e interagire con il mondo. La maggior parte della gente conosce solamente … Continued

Tummy Time: The Why’s and How’s

Why’s and How’s of Tummy Time presented by Dr. Anne Zachry and Linda Rooke, PT The webinar covers: The importance of Tummy Time Different Tummy Time positions How to make Tummy Time fun Tips for a fussy baby during Tummy Time and more! Tummy Time plays a significant role in helping babies meet their developmental milestones … Continued

Why is Play Important

When your child plays, they learn about them self and their surroundings. This includes how to coordinate their body movements, talk with friends, apply rules, and more. But the learning process is even broader than this. Play is more than you think; it is a way for your child to familiarize themselves with the world while … Continued