#296 - The Pyramid of Learning
All Things Sensory by Harkla
by Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
2d ago
What is the Pyramid of Learning and why is it important? Williams and Shellenberger (1996) formulated this pyramid of learning and it highlights how sensory integration processing relates to the child’s learning process. This simple visual aide explains how academic learning, daily living activities (like brushing your teeth and getting dressed), even how your child behaves; it all grows and develops from a strong sensory foundation. https://www.smartpediatrics.com/post/understandingsensoryprocessing We dive into WHAT the Pyramid of Learning is, we talk about the different levels and how t ..read more
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#295 - Hypermobile Joints- What Are They and How Can You Provide Support?
All Things Sensory by Harkla
by Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
1w ago
What are hypermobile joints? Who can they affect? What are the functional implications? We dive into these questions, the research, and some information that will be helpful if your child or your clients have hypermobile joints. We also talk about some of the challenges that can be associated with hypermobility. Things like strength training, swimming, nutrition, and finding the right footwear are just a few of the strategies we talk about. Make sure to check out all of our links below! We’d love to answer your questions on the podcast! Fill out this form -> https://harkla.typeform.com ..read more
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#294 - A Primitive Reflex Integration Success Story You Don't Want to Miss!
All Things Sensory by Harkla
by Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
2w ago
We are so excited to introduce you to Jill Gockel, mom of 5, who left the corporate world at the end of 2016 to stay at home with her kids. In addition to raising her 5 kids, she also invests in real estate, has an online business, & is a continual learner. Our conversation with Jill centers around primitive reflexes. She explains how she first learned about primitive reflexes and the results she and her family have seen since going through our digital course. Learn more about our primitive reflex digital course: https://harkla.co/products/primitive-reflexes-course We’d love to answer y ..read more
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#293 - Sensory Processing Red Flags in Infants and Toddlers
All Things Sensory by Harkla
by Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
3w ago
What are some things that we often see in infants, toddlers, and school age children that indicate sensory processing challenges? We list out our top sensory processing red flags for infants, including colic, missed milestones, and challenges with feeding. We then list out our top sensory processing red flags for toddlers which include avoiding playground equipment, covering ears for everyday noises, and avoiding messy play. Finally, we provide our top sensory concerns for school age children, including any of the previously mentioned challenges plus big emotional outbursts and difficulty w ..read more
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#292 - Eloping: The Why and How for Kids Who Run Away
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by Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
1M ago
What is eloping? When we’re in therapy talking about eloping, it’s when the child runs. They run away from the task, they run away from the situation, or even run out of the building. There can be a variety of reasons for elopement - we dive into these reasons PLUS specific strategies for each potential reason, including: sensory strategies to help calm the nervous system, building rapport and providing positive reinforcement, using visuals, and more! Make sure to check out all of our links below! We’d love to answer your questions on the podcast! Fill out this form -> https://harkla.type ..read more
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#291 - Answering Your Sensory Questions!
All Things Sensory by Harkla
by Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
1M ago
We are your podcast DJs and today’s episode is answering YOUR questions! We talk about challenges between young siblings, a 4-year-old Autistic sensory seeker, a sensory-seeking toddler who struggles at bedtime, strategies for a 2-year-old Autistic sensory seeker who will be traveling, and adopted children who are struggling due to drug exposure in utero! Some of the ideas we talk about for these questions are: using emotional regulation tools and sensory stories to advocate for needs; asking your child’s OT for specific sensory diet activities; creating a personalized bedtime sensory diet r ..read more
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#290 - Nutrition for Neurodivergent Children with the Autism Dietician
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by Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
1M ago
Brittyn Coleman is a Registered Dietitian, Autism Nutrition Expert, and the Founder of the Nourishing Autism Collective. She helps parents of children with autism to nourish their kids confidently in a gradual, sustainable way. Through her practice, she has been able to support thousands of parents to expand their child’s diet in a sensory-friendly way and help them get the nutrients they need to feel their best and thrive. Download FREE Nutrition Guide: https://autismdietitian.ck.page/guide Join Brittyn’s community at: https://www.nourishingautism.co Brittyn’s Website: https://www.autismdi ..read more
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#289 - Help! My Child is Behind on Their Milestones- What Do I Do??
All Things Sensory by Harkla
by Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
1M ago
Developmental delays can happen for a variety of reasons- there’s no one to blame and you are not doing anything wrong! We’re going to share some of the typical developmental milestones so you can identify if your little one is on track or a little behind, what you can do to support their development, and who to reach out to and get more help from. We dive into gross motor, fine motor, oral and feeding, speech, emotional, and social milestones. We also give you 2 activities to add into the daily routine within each category! Infant and Toddler Sensory Development Digital Course Make sure t ..read more
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#288 - Primitive Reflexes: The Basics - Our Free Webinar
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by Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
2M ago
What are primitive reflexes? Why are they important? What are the signs of retained primitive reflexes? How can you help a child who has retained primitive reflexes Listen in and get the answers to these questions, and more! WATCH The Primitive Reflex Webinar and get access to the FREE downloads! Dive into the FULL digital course, Assessment and Integration of Primitive Reflexes for Improved Independence in Daily Activities Make sure to check out all of our links below! We’d love to answer your questions on the podcast! Fill out this form -> https://harkla.typeform.com/to/ItWxQNP3 Bro ..read more
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#286 - Listener Question: Integrating Primitive Reflexes in the School Setting 2x Per Week
All Things Sensory by Harkla
by Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
2M ago
Check out our Holiday Sensory Survival Guide, on sale NOW! Shop During Harkla’s Christmas SALE! Save 15% on ANY order! Shop and Save Until Dec. 14, 2023! harkla.co/pages/christmas-sale Shop and Save During Our Digital Course SALE - Save 20% on ANY Digital Course, Dec. 15 - Dec. 22, 2023. harkla.co/pages/digital-courses-holiday-sale Primitive Reflex Digital Course Today’s episode is answering a question that we received from a student inside of our Primitive Reflex Digital Course. This person is an OT working in the schools and wants to know if it’s beneficial to complete primitive reflex ex ..read more
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