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Sensory-Friendly Summer Activities Your Child Will Love

Summer as a child should be a time of fun and freedom. But for those who experience sensory processing issues, the increased social activities and outdoor time can be challenging. That’s because certain environmental factors can be uncomfortable, irritating or confusing. These include loud sounds, social situations, and strong scents. If your child deals with … Continued

Sensory Development Activities for 10-12 Month Old Babies

Activities for your 10-12 month old to promote their sensory development: Touch – introduce new textures through food, toys and clothes Hearing – describe you actions as you dress, feed, and bathe baby Smell & Taste – put baby in a highchair while you’re cooking Vision – point out objects while you talk Movement – … Continued

Sensory Development Activities for 7-9 Month Old Babies

Activities for your 7-9 month old to promote their sensory development: Touch – give different textured toys to play with Hearing – read picture books to help baby connect words to images Smell – provide baby with a new smell to see if they like it Taste – introduce new foods gradually and watch for … Continued

Sensory Development Activities for 4-6 Month Old Babies

Activities for your 4-6 month old to promote their sensory development: Touch – provide a variety of textured toys and surfaces Hearing – talk to baby frequently and narrate your day Smell – make positive connections between scents and experiences Taste – when baby is ready for purees, try a new food Vision – incorporate … Continued

Sensory Development Activities for 0-3 Month Old Babies

Activities for your 0-3 month old to promote their sensory development: Touch – give skin to skin contact Hearing – talk in silly voices Smell – use different scented, baby-safe lotions Vision – use high contrast toys, e.g. black, white, or red bold patterns Movement – carry and play with baby in different positions Body … Continued

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Sensory Activities!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a day of luck, leprechauns, and everything green. So why not celebrate through the senses? Did you know there are seven senses? Sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, vestibular (balance and movement), proprioception (body awareness) Learn more about them in the Parent’s Guide. Here are sensory experiences for each of the … Continued

13-18 Month Old Sensory Milestones

See the 3 sensory milestones baby should be reaching by 18 months old. There is a clip of each milestone so you can see the different sensory milestones for baby. Baby’s 18 month sensory milestones include: • Helps with getting dressed/undressed • Has a regular sleep schedule • Eats an increasing variety of foods The … Continued

Sensory Activities (0-18 Months)

Look below to find games and activities you can play with your child to promote their sensory development. Activities are divided by age so it is easy to find games and activities that are age appropriate. Visit our Sensory Page for more information, ways to track your child’s progress, sensory videos, and sensory handouts or visit our … Continued

Tracking Sensory Development

Examine the milestones listed below to track your child’s sensory development. Remember, if you have a concern talk with your healthcare provider and ask for an evaluation. < Back to Our Sensory Page 0-3 Months While lying on back, attempts to reach for a toy held above their chest While lying on back, visually tracks a moving … Continued

Sensory Toolkit

Our Sensory Toolkit includes materials that help with earlier identification and earlier therapy for children’s sensory issues, which can help children reach their fullest potential. Ability Checklist (1 month to 6+ years): See our checklist of sensory behaviors for children 1 month in age all the way to 6+ years old. While your child may not check each … Continued

Sensory Brochure

Sensory integration happens when the brain uses information obtained from the seven senses (yes, seven!) to “make sense” of the world, by organizing how information is received and responding to it. It’s a crucial exercise that helps to further a child’s development, and now parents and educators can use Pathways.org’s Sensory Integration/Processing Brochure to better … Continued

0 to 3 Month Baby – Sensory Milestones to Look For

Parents and caregivers should watch this video to see five sensory milestones baby should reach by the time they are 3 months old. The video contains 5 clips to show exactly what each one of the sensory milestones for 0-3 months old should look like. During the first three months of life, a baby grows at … Continued

New Frontiers: Sensory Integration

Pathways.org informs you about Sensory Integration and the importance of early detection and early intervention. Watch one child’s journey through sensory integration therapy and visually see the struggles a child with sensory issues may be facing. As the brain develops, connections need to be made between brain areas. Evidence shows therapy helps to make these … Continued

How Occupational Therapy Helps with Sensory Integration Issues

Download the accompanying handout. What is sensory integration? Sensory integration helps people “make sense” of the world around them. Sensory integration is the process of using our senses to take in and organize sensory information for success in everyday activities. What is occupational therapy? Many people think of occupational therapy as something that is only … Continued

Does My Child Have A Sensory Issue?

Sensory issues can be difficult to detect in your child. Being aware of all 7 senses can help know what to look for as you child develops especially their body position, coordination and balance. Parents in this video discuss what they noticed in their own children and the differences they have seen because of therapy. … Continued

7 to 9 Month Sensory Milestones to Look For

By the time baby is 9 months old, baby should be reaching the following milestones: Enjoys a variety of movements – bouncing up and down, rocking back and forth Explores and examines an object using both hands and mouth Turns several pages of a chunky (board) book at once Experiments with the amount of force … Continued

4 to 6 Month Baby – Sensory Milestones to Look For

Parents and caregivers should watch this video to see 6 sensory milestones baby should reach by the time they are 6 months old. The video contains 6 clips to show exactly what each one of the sensory milestones for 4-6 months old should look like. To see all of baby’s 4-6 months motor, communication, and … Continued

10 to 12 Month Sensory Milestones to Look For

By the time baby is one year old, baby should be reaching the following milestones: Enjoys listening to songs Explores toys with fingers and mouth Crawls to or away from objects baby sees in the distance If you notice baby is not reaching any of these milestones talk to your pediatrician or healthcare provider.

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

Importance of Sensory Integration

Learn about the importance of sensory integration. Watch this quick explanation of sensory integration and how it might apply to your child. Understanding the Senses: Do You Know There Are More Than 5? Watch this video for an understanding of sensory integration and how it helps with everyday life. Learn about the 7 senses, how … Continued

Developmental Coordination Disorder and Sensory Processing Issues in Children

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a common diagnosis for children with motor skill and sensory processing difficulties in the absence of other conditions and learning issues. This disorder affects 5-6 percent of school-aged children and is more commonly diagnosed in boys.1 Children with DCD have trouble with both fine and gross motor movements. Very often, … Continued