OT and Sensory Processing Disorder

The more I learn about sensory integration, the more I realize that is everything. As Jean Ayers said, the brain is a sensory processing machine. Everything we do relies on the nervous system, which relies on sensory input and motor output to coordinate movement, regulate emotion, and so much more of what makes us human. When I first heard about…

Pre-Handwriting Activities

Today I worked with a girl, J, with autism who has difficulty isolating the pointer finger to point at pictures, imitate lines, or any other activity requiring this skill. If the child cannot isolate fingers as in typical development, they will have difficulty with daily functional activities such as tying shoes, writing with a pencil, playing…