In the first week that our clinic was closed, I conducted more teletherapy sessions than I have in my entire career. Although Kid’s Creek introduced teletherapy as an option over a year ago, most of my clients still came to the office, so providing teletherapy was a big adjustment for me. Sometimes novel ways of…
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily closed our clinic doors for our typical face-to-face therapy sessions, but Kid’s Creek has been offering teletherapy since early 2019.
Autism, sensory processing disorder, migraine, and fibromyalgia are among a number conditions which can cause sensory sensitivity to noise in both adults and children, and in these cases, ear protection can help the user better cope.
Early developmental skills are like building a house. The foundation needs to be poured before the framing for the walls goes up, and the first-floor structure must be built before you can add a second floor. Also just like a house, not everything will go perfectly.
Crafts enable children to be creative and gain a sense of achievement, while also working on important speech, language, and motor skills. Incorporate skills learned in therapy using this Paper Jack O’ Lantern craft idea.
Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to continue to form new pathways throughout our lives. One way to retrain the brain is through listening therapy.
Would you believe 80% of people with sensory processing difficulties have anxiety? It’s not uncommon for children to be diagnosed with anxiety disorder, only to have their parents wonder why the medication they were prescribed doesn’t seem to help. Not all children with anxiety have sensory issues, of course. But it is nearly impossible to…
People with sensory issues do not have efficient pathways to absorb, process, and then generate an appropriate response based on the information they received from the environment. As a result, they may have to absorb, process, and generate a response for one system at a time instead of all of the senses at once.
Babies possess a unique set of reflexes – known as primitive reflexes – that gradually are replaced by higher level reflexes. If these reflexes persist, they are called retained primitive reflexes.
Many parents have concerns about, and spend hours battling with their children over, screen time – and for good reason.