Treating Individuals with Self-Injurious Behaviors

What is Self-Injurious Behavior? Many children and adults with and without disabilities engage in what is called self-injurious behavior (SIB).…

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Functional Vision Do-It-Yourself Activities

What is Functional Vision? In my book From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and  Hand Skills,  I describe…

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How “Success-Only” Activities Promote Learning

Many years ago, I worked at a day program training adults with developmental disabilities and noticed that some of them…

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How to Promote Bilateral Hand Skills

What are Bilateral Hand Skills? Bilateral means both sides. Between 3 and 6 months of age babies develop the abilities…

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Help Your Baby to Roll

Tummy time has prepared the baby’s forearms and hands to play with toys and crawl, and it also has strengthened…

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What is a Sensory Modulation Disorder?

Types of Sensory Processing Disorders  Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) is complex because there are three primary diagnostic groups, and…

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Seating Adaptations for Sensory Processing Disorders

Benefits of Seating Adaptations Seating adaptations are designed to promote safety, comfort and function. For example, harness straps enable someone…

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