All Things Sensory by Harkla

By Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L

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Rachel Harrington and Jessica Hill, are two passionate Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants who answer your questions related to all things sensory, occupational therapy, parenting, self-care, nutrition, and health, from a therapist’s perspective. Providing raw, honest, fun ideas, and strategies, for parents and families to implement into daily life. Great for those who work with children with sensory processing disorder, special needs, autism, and ADHD. This podcast is brought to you by Harkla. At Harkla, our goal is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives.

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#149 - The Palmar Grasp Reflex
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Today’s episode is about another primitive reflex: the palmar grasp reflex. 

Primitive reflexes impact so many things! Be sure to check out our 5-episode series on primitive reflexes (#100-104), as we continue our mission to get this information out there to everyone! 

The palmar grasp reflex happens when pressure is put on an infant’s palm & they reflexively curl their fingers to grasp whatever is in their palm. 

You’ll hear about all things related to palmar grasp reflex, including 3 key related learning disabilities, when it emerges & integrates normally, what happens when it doesn't, and how it correlates to speech & feeding. 

We also discuss potential reasons why it doesn’t integrate & end off the episode with loads of different activities to help your kiddos integrate their reflexes & assist in their development. Tune in & enjoy!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • What the palmar grasp reflex looks like.
  • Hear about 3 key terms: dyslexia, dysgraphia, & dyscalculia.
  • When the palmar grasp emerges & integrates.
  • Learn about the integration & development of the grasp as the baby ages.  
  • What happens when the palmar grasp reflex isn’t integrated at the expected age.
  • The potential correlation with speech issues; the relationship between hand & mouth.
  • Overflow associated movements into the mouth during fine motor tasks, & opposite hand movements during novel or complex tasks.
  • The correlation between the palmar grasp reflex, the rooting reflex, & feeding.
  • Some activities to try if you think your kiddos palmar grasp reflex hasn't integrated.

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Harkla
All Things Sensory on Instagram
All Things Sensory on Facebook
Primitive Reflex Series: The Moro Reflex
Primitive Reflex Series: The Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex
Primitive Reflex Series: Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex
Primitive Reflex Series: The Spinal Galant Reflex
Primitive Reflex Series: The Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex
Kathy Johnson on LinkedIn
Pyramid of Potential


Apr 21, 2021
#148 - Is Cranial Sacral Therapy VooDoo or Healing? An Interview With Sonya and Lynnelle
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Whether it's your first or fifth child, today’s guests are here to help! Every child has successes and challenges, and every family needs support, regardless of whether or not those families include members with special needs. 

Tuning in, you’ll hear from Sonya Abegglen and Lynnelle King from the Family Seasons Postpartum Clinic, where they offer pre- and postnatal education, advanced lactation care, specialized bodywork, parenting resources, and – the topic of this episode – craniosacral therapy. 

You’ll hear about their morning routines, how they like their eggs, and what their sensory quirks are before learning more about Family Seasons and craniosacral care, from a definition of the practice and its emotional components to whether or not it can be practiced at home and how it is different from seeing a chiropractor. 

Sonya and Lynelle also share their biggest challenge and their advice for trusting your mom-gut and never giving up. Getting the word out about craniosacral therapy is important to them, so make sure to tune in today to find out more!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Sonya and Lynnelle go through the 5 secret questions. 
  • Find out who Sonya and Lynnelle are, what they do, and the people they serve.
  • The gentle practice of craniosacral therapy defined.
  • The intertwined physical and emotional components of craniosacral therapy.
  • What a “typical” session might look like, even though each session is unique.
  • Whether or not these techniques can be practiced at home using different exercises.
  • Chiropractic care versus craniosacral: the difference is in bone structure or soft tissue.
  • Lynnelle performs an experiment to illustrate the difference between craniosacral and massage therapy.
  • How Sonya knows that an issue has been resolved, depending on the case.
  • With this kind of non-resistant therapy, paying attention to signals from the body is key.
  • How payment is covered for craniosacral and when it isn’t currently billable for insurance.
  • The process of getting trained in craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute.
  • Sonya and Lynnelle reflect on their biggest challenge: getting the message out there.
  • Hear Lynnelle and Sonya’s parting advice: trust your mama gut and never quit!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Sonya Abegglen

Lynnelle King

Family Seasons Postpartum Clinic

Upledger Institute

Autism Awareness Month Giveaway

Harkla

All Things Sensory on Instagram

All Things Sensory on Facebook

Apr 14, 2021
#147 Tips for Improving Body Awareness, Mid-Range Control and Force Modulation!
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Life can be challenging if you’re struggling with knowing where your body is in space. 

Some of your kiddos might be facing daily challenges if they lack body awareness, mid-range control, or force modulation, so today’s episode is all about these skills and tips for improving them. 

These three “skills” act like a little triad that you have to think about when you are addressing these challenges with a client (as a therapist), or if you are a parent and you are trying to figure out what the heck is going on - why is your child having these challenges? 

Tuning in, you’ll get a quick overview of what the terms body awareness, mid-range control, and force modulation mean, what they look like if your child is struggling with any of them, and, of course, some activities and strategies to try to make a difference. 

Tune in for all this and more on today’s episode of All Things Sensory by Harkla!


Key Points From This Episode:

  • What body awareness is: the ability to recognize where your body is in space.
  • How proprioception and body awareness are the same, but also different. 
  • Some signals you might notice if your kid struggles with body awareness, like clumsiness. 
  • Here’s an example: try to put on Chapstick with your eyes closed.
  • Things you can do to help improve body awareness, such as proprioceptive activities, bilateral integration tasks, and video feedback.
  • Force modulation - another word for how much force is required for a specific task.
  • What to look out for if your child is struggling with force modulation, like too much or too little force and abnormal arousal levels.
  • How to help with force modulation issues: when in doubt, prop it out!
  • An explanation of mid-range control - the ability to go through a movement with control.
  • Signs that your child is struggling with mid-range control, such as poor fine motor skills.
  • Activities that help with mid-range control, including proprioceptive activities, weighted object tasks, and using visual feedback.


Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

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Harkla
All Things Sensory on Instagram
All Things Sensory on Facebook
Harkla Giveaway
Proprioception Episode

Apr 07, 2021
#146 - All Things Essential Oils with Erin from @thesupernaturalproject_
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The topic of essential oils gives rise to varying opinions & reactions, & to help us understand this often misunderstood topic, we invited our friend Erin Owings, who runs The Supernatural Project, to have a discussion!
 
As the mother to two children who have struggled with Laryngomalacia, which can greatly inhibit a baby's ability to breathe, Erin discovered the power of essential oils out of necessity, to help her children thrive.
 
The immense difference that a few simple products made had a huge impact on Erin & sparked a continued journey into healthier living & better home practices, with more natural products & habits.
 
We get to hear from Erin about the evolution of her approach & how she has slowly transformed the way things are done in their family, swapping out almost all of the chemical-based cleaning & care products for cheaper, & healthier, natural alternatives.
 
One of the greatest things about this story is that it illustrates just how possible & approachable a healthier life is, so tune in with us to hear all the great wisdom that Erin has to share!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • An introduction to Erin's life! Her career, family, & philosophy towards managing her time. 
  • Erin's pregnancy & how motherhood shifted the course of her life. 
  • Unpacking Laryngomalacia & the difficulties that Erin's daughter experienced.
  • How Erin was introduced to essential oils (EOs). 
  • The success that Erin experienced using EOs to help her daughter.   
  • Safe practices for EO use & info on doTerra's transparency. 
  • Using EOs with young ones; dilutions, carrier oils, & starting at a low dosage. 
  • Troubleshooting reactions & accidents. 
  • Non-toxic household hacks from Erin; cleaning products, personal care, & lifestyle changes.
  • Erin's method for DIY baby wipes! 
  • The insightful & exciting classes that Erin hosts on the topic of healthier homes. 
  • Closing advice from Erin about advocating & making the most of the important things.


Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Harkla
Autism Awareness Month Giveaway at Harkla
The Supernatural Project on Instagram
doTERRA
Source to You
EWG Skin Deep
Just Ingredients on Instagram
Sensory Plus Essential Oil Class
Mama School

Mar 31, 2021
#145 - Your Guide to Navigating the Pediatrician's Office
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Today’s show is all about speaking to your pediatrician about the different developmental stages of your child when they are between the ages of three months and one year old.

Your hosts, Jessica and Rachel, are both mothers, so they are speaking from experience, and the episode is full of their personal stories.
 
Rachel and Jessica want all new parents to know that decisions regarding your child’s health are entirely up to you! Don’t feel bad to ask as many questions as you need to, ask for referrals if you aren’t getting answers, and even change your pediatrician if they aren’t meeting your requirements.
 
All children develop at their own pace but certain milestones should be reached by a certain age, and this episode will help bring awareness to some potential red flags regarding your child’s development.
 
The show covers topics such as tummy time, choosing a vaccination plan for your child (and a book recommendation on this topic), primitive reflexes (and where you can get more information on these), object permanence, and so much more! If you are a new or new-ish parent, this episode will be immensely valuable to you. 
 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Rachel and Jessica’s personal experiences of taking their children to pediatricians.
  • This episode is about helping parents find their voice and advocate for their child’s health. 
  • One of the signs that you may be with the wrong pediatrician.
  • A simple way to keep track of the questions you want to ask your pediatrician. 
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for referrals if your pediatrician doesn’t have all the answers.
  • 3 month check-up questions: head shape, tummy time, vaccines, eye tracking, and more.
  • 6 month check-up questions: weight gain, sounds, eye contact, sleep, solid foods, and more.
  • Details about how to receive a 10% discount on your first Harkla purchase.
  • 9 month developmental milestones: interest in their environment, pincer grasps, imitating sounds, and more.
  • 1 year milestones: primitive reflexes, responses to foods, recognition of caregivers, imitation, object permanence, and more. 
  • Rachel and Jessica’s goal for the podcast for 2021! 


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Mar 24, 2021
#144 - Blymiller Update: FMT, PANDAS and Health & Wellness with Angela and Shawn
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Raising a child with Level 3 autism and a combined diagnosis of PANDAS can be a challenge for parent and child. Today we welcome back the Blymillers. We first interviewed Angela and Shawn 122 episodes ago! Much has changed since then. In this show, we check in with these super-parents to find out how their five-and-a-half-year-old boy, Theo, is responding to his various therapies, and to hear some of the lessons they have learned.

We hear how Angela and Shawn have refined their priorities, how it has been important to make changes, and what has led them to go down a path of following intuition, rather than outward advice. We cover some of Theo’s most impactful therapies and why they’re so beneficial. We touch on chiropractic, listening programs, CBD, and revolutionary FMT therapy. The Blymillers share what FMT therapy is and how it can create a healthier microbiome while protecting sufferers of PANDAS from flare-ups and infection.

Later in the show, we ask the Blymillers to share details on their Pure Living Family brands, which include protein powders, magnesium, and vitamin D. They furnish us with pertinent information about the importance of proper binders, and how to detox your body effectively. 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at
 Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Introducing today’s guests, the Blymillers.
  • Catching up with Shawn and Angela, we ask them a series of questions.
  • Shawn and Angela give listeners a life update and how their child is doing.
  • Angela and Shawn tell us they refined their priorities.
  • Why it has been important for the Blymiller’s to lean into their intuition.
  • We cover some of Theo’s therapies and how they have benefited him.
  • Hear the Blymiller’s background in FMT and their experiences with it.
  • How FMT has helped Theo’s journey with PANDAS.
  • What the symptoms of PANDAS are.
  • How an unfortunate car accident led to a regression in Theo’s immune health.
  • Angela and Shawn discuss their experiences with CBD.
  • Hear about the Blymiller’s protein powder and other Pure Living Family brands.
  • How Theo’s diagnosis has pushed his parents to live healthier lives.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Mar 17, 2021
#143 - Teach The Skill, Not The Goal
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As parents, therapists, and teachers, we have specific goals we want our kids to be able to achieve, whether it’s something like brushing their teeth at home, drinking water from an open cup, or working on their handwriting. 

What we don’t always think about are those underlying skills that we need them to establish before they can actually work on and achieve those specific goals. 

Today, on All Things Sensory, we are going to talk about how to address those underlying skills for specific goals. Some of these underlying skills include bilateral integration, primal stability, coordination, strength, visual perception, and attention, and these are just a few! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • How we decide on the goals we want to achieve and how they drive our sessions.
  • Why it is important for your child to master underlying skills related to the specific task you are working on.
  • Some underlying skills as it relates to a “buttoning” example, such as bilateral integration, coordination, strength, and fine motor skills.
  • How empathy plays into these sessions; why you need to know what the child is dealing with.
  • Defining the underlying skills and what they entail.
  • The ones we often forget: postural control and proximal stability.
  • What it means when we say “proximal stability before distal control.”
  • Primitive reflex integration; without integration, you’ll have trouble using your arms and hands. 
  • Practicing buttoning: the child needs confidence in their ability to button in all environments.
  • Other examples of how you can address different skills that are required for different tasks.
  • Cup drinking: bilateral integration (Zoom ball), catching and throwing, mid-range control (Jenga), and convergence (Zoom ball).
  • Sequencing letters in handwriting: visual perception and spatial relations (draw a person, Where is Waldo), sensory using different tactile mediums, and memory.
  • Brushing your teeth: proximal stability, grasp (rope pulling/ monkey bars), sequencing (visual schedules), and oral motor skills (blowing, sucking, spitting).  

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


Mar 10, 2021
Trailer - What We're About & Where to Start!
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Welcome to All Things Sensory by Harkla

This trailer is a great place to start if you're new to the show! We cover:

  • Who we (Rachel & Jessica) are
  • What our background is as Certified Occupational Therapists
  • What are our most popular episodes
  • Who Harkla is

If you're looking to go deeper on any of the shows, we always include show notes and transcripts as Harkla.co/Podcast.

If you want to connect with us more, make sure to follow up on Instagram!

Podcast Listeners Save at Harkla.co:

All Things Sensory listeners get 10% off their first purchase at Harkla.co.

Save on sensory swings, weighted blankets, digital courses, and much more!

Head to Harkla.co/Sensory, and use the discount code "Sensory" when checking out for 10% off your entire order!

Mar 05, 2021
#142 - Interview with Sonia Story: Why Movement is Essential for Development
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In our early stages of development, we all have a template in our brains that guides how we move. And the movements we make based on that guide are called innate rhythmic movements. This set of movements helps us go from being defenseless babies to developing skills like walking, speaking, and even coping with stress. 

Today’s guest is Sonia Story, an expert in innate rhythmic movements and the creator of the Brain and Sensory Foundations course, and she joins us to help us learn more about these fundamental movements and the role they play in proper development. 

We kick things off by hearing about how Sonia started learning about innate rhythmic movements in the first place, realized how important they are, and decided to start teaching others about them. 

She talks about how, due mostly to parents lacking knowledge (through no fault of their own!), many children are not allowed the proper space to move in these ways and, therefore, suffer developmentally. 

We get into the different areas of development that depend on innate rhythmic movements such as language, relaxation, and memory. Sonia also shares how she integrates different pieces of her training in the philosophy of play, psychology, and movement into her coaching methods. 

For an important exchange about the value of movement for development and how not just kids but adults can benefit too, be sure to tune in today!


Podcast Listeners Save at Harkla.co:
All Things Sensory listeners get 10% off their first purchase at Harkla.co.

Save on sensory swings, weighted blankets, digital courses, and much more!

Head to Harkla.co/Sensory, and use the discount code "Sensory" when checking out for 10% off your entire order!
 

Key Points From This Episode:

●      Five secret questions with Sonia; how she relaxes, her sensory quirk, and more.

●      How Sonia learned about the power of movement and began to teach it too.

●      What innate rhythmic movements are and why they are important.

●      The role of innate rhythmic movements in the development of reflexes.

●      The need to allow babies to move according to this system.

●      Case studies about the benefits of innate rhythmic movements.

●      Sonia’s process of implementing these exercises in her family.

●      Why the vast majority of children would benefit from doing innate rhythmic movements.

●      The different techniques Sonia has integrated to build her rhythmic movement training.

●      Details about Sonia’s course and where to find it online.

●      Advice for parents who want to start implementing these exercises with their kids.

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Mar 03, 2021
BONUS: We’ve Got Big News for the Podcast!
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We've got BIG NEWS to announce to everyone during this podcast episode!

We're joining the Harkla Team as in-house content creators, experts, and podcast hosts! This means we're changing the name of the podcast to All Things Sensory by Harkla!

Like we mention in the episode, to celebrate we're having a big sale on all of our Harkla products:

Click the link here to go to the sale.


We'll be back on Wednesday with our usual content! 

Mar 01, 2021
#141 - Honest Strategies to Combat Sibling Rivalry
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We are often asked about how to deal with fighting between siblings and how to help them get along better. 

First off, it’s always useful to remember that fighting is a natural and inevitable part of life between children, and it’s just a matter of making sure that the difficulties that do arise are within a reasonable limit and are not dangerous. 

When a child has sensory challenges, these kinds of conflicts can be exacerbated and in some cases may be harder to deal with; sensory processing and verbal communication challenges can lead to outbursts and aggressive behavior. 

It’s vital to start understanding the messages that your child is sending you - many of these might be in their body language and patterns of behavior, so if you’re able to identify these you can begin to implement healthy boundaries and changes! 

This means identifying the trigger points, finding the why for a difficult dynamic, and responding to these accordingly. 

We all need to allow our kiddos to develop healthy and expected play skills, and this comes down to how you are able to preempt and respond to the situation and their patterns. For all this and a whole lot more, listen in with us!

 

Key Points From This Episode: 

  • Setting consistent boundaries to manage the inevitable fighting that occurs between siblings.
  • Identifying the trigger points for aggression between siblings.
  • Overstimulation, struggles with play, troubles with communication, and more!
  • Measures to take in the case of a fight or the breaking of a boundary. 
  • The education that is needed for better play skills and sharing. 
  • Modeling good and expected behavior and allowing children to practice this.
  • Responses to aggressive behavior; better and worse ways to deal with acting out. 
  • The vital importance of consistency, follow-through, and clear boundaries.
  • Clarifying where the actual problem lies and addressing it head-on.
  • A reminder to understand the causes of aggressive behavior in order to target improvement. 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

 

Highlights:

 “I have an older brother, and we grew up fighting and wrestling and just getting after each other non-stop. I grew up with it, so I have kind of a personal take on the situation, as well as a professional take.” — Rachel Harrington [0:01:39]

 “All siblings fight, bicker, wrestle, whatever. I think it's just the natural part of being a family.” — Jessica Hill [0:01:53]

 “Maybe your child is becoming overstimulated by too much noise. As your children are playing together, it's getting loud and maybe it's just too much auditory input.” — Jessica Hill [0:03:35]

 “All of these factors can lead to aggression, so being able to figure out the why. This is why my child is becoming aggressive. They aren't just an aggressive child. They aren't just hitting to hit. There's typically a reason.” — Rachel Harrington [0:04:46]

Feb 24, 2021
#140 - Interview with OT Entrepreneur Reema Naim from OT Studios LA
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A career in occupational therapy can take on many different characteristics and trajectories. Our guest today, Reema Naim, is a great example of this and she shares her unique path and how she built a business and lifestyle around her passions and strengths. 

We hear from Reema about her early forays into the world of health and the different exploratory steps she took before settling into the role of an OT. Reema was able to open her own clinic, and since then has increasingly pursued work as a writer on the subject, while still managing the OTs who work at the clinic she opened! 

This inspiring progress that she has made, chasing her interests and using her gifts, has resulted in the amazing Sensokids books, which we definitely recommend checking out! Reema explains to us that her ultimate goal for these is to turn them into a TV series one day! 

Our conversation also covers some of Reema's heroes, her attitudes toward parenting and balancing responsibilities, as well as the helpful role her dad has played in her career. Reema weighs in on the importance of trust and togetherness at a practice, explaining the time and energy it has taken to build a strong team that she can rely on. We finish off this wonderful conversation getting some advice from Reema about business, motherhood, and your life's goals. Tune in get it all! 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Reema's morning routine currently and managing her motherly responsibilities.
  • Why Reema would love to sit down and chat with Beyonce!
  • Giraffes, pistachio ice-cream, and sensory quirks from Reema.
  • Reema's focus on pediatrics and sensory integration and her motivation for following a path in occupational therapy.
  • The winding journey of academia and career that has led Reema to her current position. 
  • Information on Sensokids, Reema's exciting book series!
  • Reema's love of magic and creativity and how she works that into her work in OT.  
  • The hopes that Reema has for her books and eventually turning them into a television series!
  • How Reema uses her Sensokids framework at her very own clinic!
  • The great advice that Reema's father gave her when she opened the doors to her clinic. 
  • Life and work in California as an occupational therapist; comparing Reema's experiences. 
  • Balancing numerous commitments and pursuits; how Reema's gets it all done.  
  • How becoming a mom has influenced Reema's therapy practice and philosophy. 
  • The process of building a strong and trustworthy team of employees at the clinic.
  • How Reema approached turning her passion and talent into something special and unique. 
  • Reema's advice about thinking outside of the box, self-love, and fearlessness! 

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Feb 17, 2021
#139 - Easy Ways to Incorporate Speech Into Play for All Ages
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Facilitating speech for your child or the child you care for can be loads of fun, and in today’s episode, hosts Rachel and Jessica cover a whole bunch of activities that can incorporate language into daily tasks. 

While we don’t focus specifically on language development - but rather verbiage - some of these tasks may help your child with enunciation, so there should be something for everyone! 

We kick off the show by diving into our first exercise: sequencing through singing. We talk about all the various interactive songs you can sing, as well as how to combine them with fun actions. 

Sticking to the beat, we then talk about how metronome activities can help children discover direction of movement and instruction, before moving onto impulse control games. Teaching your child to control their urges to perform an action can be made fun by playing games like, “ready, set, go.” 

In the latter half of the show, we talk about animal sounds and puzzles. Using repetition and the power of pause, listeners will find out why it is just as important for parents and caregivers to exaggerate these sounds with the movement of their mouths. 

Later, we talk about imitating the noise and communicative actions children make and expand on why it’s beneficial to do so. 

As we come to the closing stages of the show, we touch on naming things in your immediate environment and why putting things out of reach encourages communication. If you work with children in any way, or have children of your own, be sure to tune into this episode!


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Introducing today’s topic: tips for facilitating play.
  • Why this episode is great for a variety of parents, educators, and therapists.
  • One fun way to combine movement and singing, tried and tested by both Rachel and Jessica.
  • We go over the best interactive songs for you to use.
  • The relationship between metronome and movement.
  • Games you can play using a metronomic beat.
  • Rachel shares a success story of how a child benefited from metronome games.
  • Using, “ready, set, go,” to work on the child’s impulse control.
  • Why it is also important to incorporate “stop” into your, “ready, set, go” exercises.
  • Collaborating animal sounds and puzzles.
  • The importance of imitating your child and their communicative actions.
  • Why naming things in your environment is great for facilitating speech.
  • The value behind putting items out of reach.
  • Sign language as a means to facilitate communication.
  • Pictures can help children who are visual learners communicate better.
  • We talk about some of the love we’ve received from our listeners!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


Feb 10, 2021
#138 - Learning More About ABA with Whitney - @thespectrumcompass
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 Welcome to episode 138!  This episode is sponsored by Harkla Co. Learn more about why we LOVE this company  HERE!  Use the Code: “sensory”  for a 10% discount on everything in their shop! 

 This week’s episode is an incredible conversation with Whitney Sarnowski. Whitney spent the first few years after graduating with her undergraduate degree - in special educations and a minor in primary education - teaching children with Autism. In her third year of teaching, she decided to pursue her ME.D with the end goal of becoming a BCBA. Whitney then gave birth to her son (now 3 years old) who was diagnosed with ASD. 

 Whitney now uses her education and training to empower and educate parents on the fundamentals of early intervention and behavior principles. ABA can be a very controversial therapy and Whitney works very hard to break down the misconceptions and fears surrounding ABA, in order to help children and families feel safe and confident when accessing ABA for their child. 

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Feb 03, 2021
#137 - Sleep 2.0: Sensory Strategies for Better Sleep Quality!
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Back in 2018, we released our third podcast episode all about bedtime and sleep. This episode is an updated version of that episode - Sleep 2.0! Get ready for a discussion on WHY many children struggle to get a good night’s sleep as well as our fav tips, tricks, and strategies to help the entire family feel successful with bedtime. 

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jan 27, 2021
#136 - Balancing Screen Time & Play Time with Rachel McFedries
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This episode is an incredible conversation with Rachel McFedries - Rachel is passionate about helping parents of children ages birth - 7 years balance screen time and play time. Because parenting these days can feel overwhelming and energy-draining, screens can become the “easy” answer. As a result, some children are experiencing more screen time than ever before.

 Rachel’s passion began 4 years ago with the birth of her third child - she was really struggling to limit screen time for her other children. That’s when she realized how little support exists for parents in regards to screen time. 

 Since then, she has combined her education and knowledge in Early Childhood Development with her professional experience as a mental health and addictions Occupational Therapist to help her own family balance screen time and play time while also helping other families around the world!

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jan 20, 2021
#135 - Why We Love the Draw a Person Test for More Than Testing Purposes!
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Have you ever had your child, client, or student draw a picture of a person, or of themself? Did you know that the drawing can tell you a lot about the child’s understanding of their body and environment? That’s what this episode is all about! And of course, stay tuned ‘til the end to hear tips, tricks, and strategies to help improve body awareness, spatial relations, and more! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 


Jan 13, 2021
#134 - Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, and Infant Development with Baby Begin!
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Today we have an incredible conversation with Jennifer Barnard, an Occupational Therapist who is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of plagiocephaly without a helmet, while treating torticollis quickly and effectively. You can hear the passion in her voice so make sure you check out her website and start following her on Instagram after listening to today's episode! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 


Jan 06, 2021
#133 - Treatment Planning Made Easy With These Simple Therapy Hacks!
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Today’s episode is in answer to a listener question about treatment planning - how to plan and set up treatment activities for a variety of kiddos, at a variety of levels, to address a variety of goals. Get ready to take notes as Rachel & Jessica break down how to set up an obstacle course activity and how to easily modify each step. They also provide you with several of their favorite games that can be used. This is an episode for therapists and parents alike!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Dec 30, 2020
#132 - Picky Eating Strategies with McKenzie from @playingatyourplate
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Today’s conversation is with McKenzie Hoffman, M.A., CCC-SLP, a Speech Pathologist who began her career in the NICU as well as providing feeding therapy in a pediatric outpatient clinic. Her passion led her to create a feeding program, as well as her Instagram account - @playingatyourplate - where she helps families feed their children in a positive and holistic way.

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Dec 16, 2020
#131 - Rachel and Jessica's Birth Stories & the Connection Between Birth + Child Development
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This episode is all about birth stories - Rachel and Jessica talk about their sons and how different their experiences were. No judgement, no criticism. Just stories. Can you relate?!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Dec 09, 2020
#130 - Advocating for Your Child with Stefanie from @afriendforlillybug
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Get ready for an AMAZING conversation with Stefanie, proud Mama to the incredible Lilly. She shares her journey with her daughter and her daughter’s Autism Service Dog, Indy, in this episode as well as on Instagram. After listening to this conversation, make sure you follow Stefanie and Lilly, reach out to them, and show them some love! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 


Dec 02, 2020
#129 - Is Low Sensory Registration Impacting Your Child's Success? Sensory Diets for Low Registration!
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As your podcast DJs, we are answering a listener’s question today - how to create a sensory diet for a child with low registration. First, we dive into what it looks like to have a child with low registration. Then we give you our top 5 activities to complete with your child. Take some notes!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 


Nov 25, 2020
#128 - Making Kids Nutrition Easy with The Lean Green Bean
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In this episode, you get to hear from Lindsay Livingston, a Registered Dietitian (RD) and mother to 3 beautiful children. She started a food blog back in 2010, completed schooling to become an RD, and eventually shifted her focus to being with her children full time. Lindsay currently uses her blog and her Instagram page as a way to teach parents that healthy eating does NOT have to be complicated or expensive. She shares tips and tricks for surviving life with 3 littles, cooking with kids, food prep, and more! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Nov 18, 2020
#127 - Gravitational Insecurity
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As podcast DJs, we LOVE answering your questions and this episode is just that - answering a listener’s question regarding gravitational insecurity. What is it? Why does it happen? What can you do to help your child if they exhibit gravitational insecurities? Listen in and take notes!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Nov 11, 2020
#126 - Physical Therapy for Children with Down Syndrome and More with Jake Kreindler
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Today’s episode is a fantastic conversation with Jake Kreindler, a Pediatric Physical Therapist and a Level 3 Cuevas MEDEK Exercise Specialist. Jake has traveled around the world, helping children and families reach their goals. He currently works in New York, performing regular and intensive therapy sessions. 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Nov 04, 2020
#125 - Stimming: What is it and what to do about it?
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What is “stimming?” What does it look like? Who participates in it? Why? 

 All of these questions are addressed in this episode, and MORE! We are always looking for ways to provide you with simple, tangible tips, tricks, and strategies and this episode has everything you need!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Oct 28, 2020
#124 - Mama Wellness with Jen from Blossoming Moms Co.
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Today we are talking to the amazing Jennifer Blossom - boy mom, Occupational Therapist, and CEO / Founder of Blossoming Moms. Blossoming Moms is a digital wellness brand that helps overwhelmed moms simplify motherhood using healthy habits and simple strategies in order to feel great and live a life of meaning. 

 Jennifer is also the host of the top-rated mom podcast, The Blossoming Moms Show, and lives in a little fishing town with her husband and sons just south of Anchorage Alaska. 

 Jennifer is funny, upbeat, and full of passion! Make sure you reach out to her, listen to her podcast, and follow her on Instagram! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Oct 21, 2020
#123 - Breaking Down Sensory Modulation Disorder- Over / Under Responsive + Sensory Craving
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Today we are diving into Sensory Modulation Disorder. This particular subtype of Sensory Processing Disorder consists of 3 sub-categories: Under-Responsive, Over-Responsive, and Craving. You’ll definitely want to take notes, listen more than once, and share this episode with your friends, family, and colleagues! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Oct 14, 2020
#122 - NICU, Early Intervention, Sensory and More with Amirra Johnson, from Marvelous Mirracles
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Today we are talking with Amirra Johnson, an incredible Occupational Therapist currently practicing in Early Intervention in Phoenix, AZ. She is also the founder of Marvelous Miracles, a platform designed to empower and equip therapists and families with the tools and resources to provide capable and confident care for infants and toddlers. She also has a passion for addressing racial health disparities that affect participation in meaningful occupations. 

 Dr. Amirra Johnson, OTD, OTR/L is a graduate of MGH Institute of Health Professions where she completed her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree with a focus in pediatrics. Her doctoral research was conducted at Seattle Children’s Hospital to explore the role of OT in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as involvement with the Pediatric Intensive Feeding Program. Currently, Amirra specializes in the treatment of infants born premature, infants born substance-exposed, and infants and children with sensory processing challenges. She has experience working with a variety of diagnoses, conditions, and syndromes to develop unique treatment plans that facilitate improvements in all areas of early childhood development. 

 Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Oct 07, 2020
#121 - Sensory Q&A - Answering Your Questions from Instagram!
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Today’s episode is all about YOU - answering questions from our Instagram fam! Topics included in this episode: the visual-vestibular-auditory triad; vision therapy in OT; how to measure progress; primitive reflexes; baby backpacks vs. wraps; tips for regression in school-aged children; sensory integration and trauma; how to assess if a toddler needs OT services; attention and sensory processing; emotional regulation; tips for nail and skin biting / picking; adults with disabilities. 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Sep 30, 2020
#120 - Exploring Emotions and Trauma with Katie Crosby from Thriving Littles
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Get ready to hear an amazing conversation with Katie Crosby from @thrivinglittles. Katie is a consultant guiding children and adults to thrive in individualized ways. With a background in pediatric and adult Occupational Therapy with an emphasis on sensory integration, emotional development, the caregiver-child match, and re-parenting, Katie merges professional and personal experiences as well as her own healing journey to uniquely support others along the way. She is also the developer of the Meltdown Method - a framework created for self-aware caregivers to guide emotional development. 

 Be sure to check out Katie and her work here:

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Sep 23, 2020
#119 - Tackling Embarrassing Teen Hygiene Tasks with a Sensory Approach
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 Welcome to episode 119! We love talking about all of the “embarrassing” topics and when it comes to kids, there’s a LOT! This episode specifically addresses pre-teens and teens who struggle with daily routine and hygiene tasks. Tips, tricks, and strategies for parents and therapists alike! 

 If you’d like us to answer your question or know someone we should interview on the podcast, send us a message on Instagram @thesensoryprojectshow or email us at  thesensoryprojectshow208@gmail.com

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Sep 16, 2020
#118 - The Conscious Parenting Revolution with Katherine Winter-Sellery
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Today we are talking with the incredible Katherine Winter-Sellery, the CEO of the Conscious Parenting Revolution and the creator of the Guidance Approach to Parenting - along with two colleagues. Through her workshops, books, and TEDx talks, Katherine has taught thousands of parents (and educators, social workers, medical professionals, etc.) in a half dozen countries and cultures to minimize misunderstandings and melt-downs as well as to communicate with more collaboration, cooperation, and consideration. Her methods positively influence relationships for generations. 

 Be sure to check out all the show notes (linked as well as posted on the blog at The Sensory Project) for all of Katherine’s amazing resources as well as 10% off her course that begins on September 28, 2020. 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Sep 09, 2020
#117 - The Connection Between Ear Infections + The Vestibular System
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Today we are discussing ear infections and whether there is a correlation between frequent ear infections and vestibular challenges. We are also giving you some simple, concrete ideas to help your child / client improve their ability to process and modulate vestibular input. 

 We would love to hear your input on this topic - does your child suffer from frequent ear infections? Do you notice that they also struggle with vestibular processing? Let us know! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Sep 02, 2020
#116 - Navigating SPD, Adoption, Type 1 Diabetes, and Homeschool with Keary from Grace & Salt
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In this episode, you will hear from Keary, the face behind @graceandsalt. She is the mother to two beautiful children, as well as an advocate for holistic nutrition, sensory integration, homeschooling, and Type 1 diabetes. She is passionate, funny, smart, and just an all around great speaker! Listen in, take some notes, and go show her some love on Instagram! 

 LINKS 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Aug 26, 2020
#115 - What Does it Take to Graduate from Occupational Therapy?
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We love to poll and ask our Instagram fam questions and for this episode, we asked about graduating from OT. Is Occupational Therapy life long or is there an end date? What does that process look like? This episode is perfect for parents and therapists alike.

We would love to hear your story - send us a message on Instagram or tag us in a screenshot of this episode.

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Aug 19, 2020
#114 - Exploring a Unique Childhood Seizure Disorder, with a Special Family Guest!
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In this episode you will get to hear an open and honest conversation with Rachel’s brother, Brian. Like many children growing up, Brain experienced seizures. Also like many children growing up, he and his family did not understand the why or the how. This conversation is all about what it was like growing up with the unexpected. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Aug 12, 2020
#113 - Sensory Strategies for Improving Self Care Skills
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Today’s episode is all about the daily tasks that our children complete - activities of daily living (aka ADLs). We discuss the reasons WHY a child might struggle with these tasks as well as our fav tips, tricks, and strategies to help improve success and independence. We also share our fav products that can help make these tasks more motivating!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 


Aug 05, 2020
#112 - The Listening Program Success Story with a Father Who Doesn't Give Up!
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 We’ve talked about it before and we just can’t stop! The Listening Program is such an incredible program! And today you are going to hear the inspiring story of one (out of thousand  s!) family who has pushed through the struggles and found success with The Listening Program. If you’re not inspired by this interview, who are you really?! Just kidding … but you are definitely going to love this interview, this story, and this family! 

 SHOW NOTES

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jul 29, 2020
#111 - Bonus Episode! Is Quarantine Affecting My Child's Development??
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 We’re back again for a BONUS episode! Every once in a while, we feel that a topic is just too important to wait! And this is one of those times - we received a question regarding social distancing and quarantine. Because this is so relevant for ALL OF US, we had to share it with you ASAP! 

 LINKS FOR BLOG

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jul 23, 2020
#110 - We are Answering Your Sensory Questions Today!
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 We love getting questions from our listeners - we are officially podcast DJs! In today’s episode, we talk about finding the right daycare or school for your child, the Fear Paralysis Reflex, talking with teachers about sensory diets, deep pressure hugs, core strength, addressing low muscle tone through PT or OT, mask wearing, documentation, and more! 

 If you’d like us to answer your question on the podcast, send us a message on Instagram @thesensoryprojectshow or email us at  thesensoryprojectshow208@gmail.com

 LINKS FOR BLOG

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jul 22, 2020
#109 - A New Way of Therapy, with Carol Garner-Houston, OTR/L and Co-Founder of Brain Harmony
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 We are always looking for new types of therapy, new treatment ideas and modalities, and today we are talking with Carol, the co-founder of Brain Harmony. Brain Harmony  is a private medical care company that uses the neuroplasticity of the brain to provide the most powerful and proven therapy to help children and adults with learning and performance difficulties.

 Listen in as Carol explains the benefits and we chat about a different approach to standard therapy. 

 LINKS FOR BLOG

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jul 15, 2020
#108 - Muscle Tone vs. Muscle Strength
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 Do you know the difference between muscle STRENGTH and muscle TONE? If not, you are about to learn all about it! 

 As Occupational Therapy Assistants, we often work with children who have low muscle TONE. While this is different from muscle STRENGTH, it can go hand in hand (but not always!). 

 As always, we give you our fav. tips, tricks, and strategies to help your child (or client, or family member, or neighbor …) if they have low muscle TONE. 

 SHOW NOTES 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jul 08, 2020
#107 - Interactive Metronome with April Christopherson, OTR/L
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 Have you heard of Interactive Metronome? It is an evidence-based training and assessment tool that has been proven to improve cognition, attention, focus, memory, speech/language, executive functioning, comprehension, and motor and sensory skills. WHOA! Ready to learn more? 

 Get ready for a fun and informative interview this week!

 April Christopherson is an Occupational Therapist who has over 25 years of experience working with a variety of populations - home health, private clinics, in-patient rehabs, and more! She currently owns Exploration Kids Therapy, located in Gunnison, CO. She also consults privately from her home in Colorado Springs, CO. Additionally, she is a member of the Adjunct Faculty for Interactive Metronome and Advanced Brain Technologies. 

 LINKS FOR BLOG

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jul 01, 2020
#106 - Improving Your Therapeutic Use of Self and Why It's Such an Important Part of Therapy
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If you are a therapist, you have probably heard the term “therapeutic use of self.” Do you know what it means? Do you understand how to implement it into your daily treatments?

 Today, we talk about what that term actually means and how you can focus on improving your ability to use it, in order to provide better treatments for your clients. 

 Parents and family members - this is a great episode to learn more about what therapists SHOULD be doing during treatment sessions. Do you feel like your child’s therapist is utilizing their therapeutic use of self effectively? If not, what can you do? Don’t be afraid to ask questions and find out how your therapist is doing! 

 SHOW NOTES

 Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jun 24, 2020
#105 - Under the Radar Therapies with Jo-Anne Weltman
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Jo-Anne Weltman is not only a Physiotherapist but she is a wealth of knowledge! She has 29 years of experience working in pediatrics in all different places around the world - South Africa, California, New Zealand, and Canada. She has been practicing Cuevas MEDEK Exercise (CME) for 21 years and was one of the first 3 therapists in the WORLD to obtain her Level III certification in 2003.

 Jo-Anne is the owner of S.M.I.L.E. (Sensory Motor. Integrated. Learning. Experience.) Therapy for Kids - a private practice that specializes in child development Not only do families travel to visit her clinic, but Jo-Anne also travels the world to help families and spread more knowledge. 

 Listen in while Jo-Anne shares an incredible amount of information! Check out the blog and links to check out more information! 

 LINKS FOR BLOG

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jun 17, 2020
#104 - Primitive Reflex Series: The Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex
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In celebration of reaching 100 podcast episodes, Rach & Jess are diving into primitive reflexes with a 5 day series. Within these 5 episodes, you will hear information on the top 5 primitive reflexes that they, as Occupational Therapy Assistants, work with when treating within the pediatric population. 

 The Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, the STNR, is believed to help integrate the TLR reflex as well as develops the upper and lower body coordination. Listen in for all the details and make sure to check out our brand new Primitive Reflex Crash Course (link below).

 Please remember - neither Rachel nor Jessica are certified in any one integration technique. Their experience in the field of primitive reflex integration comes from over 6 years of learning from mentors, research, continuing education studies, and personal experience. The information provided in these 5 episodes are for educational purposes only - they are not designed to diagnose or treat any conditions.

Links for today’s episode on the STNR:

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jun 12, 2020
#103 - Primitive Reflex Series: The Spinal Galant Reflex
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 In celebration of reaching 100 podcast episodes, Rach & Jess are diving into primitive reflexes with a 5 day series. Within these 5 episodes, you will hear information on the top 5 primitive reflexes that they, as Occupational Therapy Assistants, work with when treating within the pediatric population. 

The Spinal Galant Reflex is believed to assist in the birthing process and may even contribute to bed wetting after the age of 5. Listen in for all the details and stay tuned for the next episode's reflex - the Symmetrical Tonic Reflex 

Please remember - neither Rachel nor Jessica are certified in any one integration technique. Their experience in the field of primitive reflex integration comes from over 6 years of learning from mentors, research, continuing education studies, and personal experience. The information provided in these 5 episodes are for educational purposes only - they are not designed to diagnose or treat any conditions. 

 Links for today’s episode on the Spinal Galant Reflex:

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jun 11, 2020
#102 - Primitive Reflex Series: Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex
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 In celebration of reaching 100 podcast episodes, Rach & Jess are diving into primitive reflexes with a 5 day series. Within these 5 episodes, you will hear information on the top 5 primitive reflexes that they, as Occupational Therapy Assistants, work with when treating within the pediatric population.

The Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, the ATNR, is essential for hand-eye coordination and helps develop various aspects of bilateral integration. Listen in for all details and stay tuned for the next episode's reflex - the Spinal Galant Reflex.

Please remember - neither Rachel nor Jessica are certified in any one integration technique. Their experience in the field of primitive reflex integration comes from over 6 years of learning from mentors, research, continuing education studies, and personal experience. The information provided in these 5 episodes are for educational purposes only - they are not designed to diagnose or treat any conditions.

Links for today’s episode on the ATNR:

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jun 10, 2020
#101 - Primitive Reflex Series: The Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex
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In celebration of reaching 100 podcast episodes, Rach & Jess are diving into primitive reflexes with a 5 day series. Within these 5 episodes, you will hear information on the top 5 primitive reflexes that they, as Occupational Therapy Assistants, work with when treating within the pediatric population.

The Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex, the TLR, is the primitive reflex that facilitates head control. It also has an impact on muscle tone. Listen in for all the details and stay tuned for the next episode's reflex - the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex.

Please remember - neither Rachel nor Jessica are certified in any one integration technique. Their experience in the field of primitive reflex integration comes from over 6 years of learning from mentors, research, continuing education studies, and personal experience. The information provided in these 5 episodes are for educational purposes only - they are not designed to diagnose or treat any conditions.

Links for today’s episode on the TLR:

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jun 09, 2020
#100 - Primitive Reflex Series: The Moro Reflex
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In celebration of reaching 100 podcast episodes, Rach & Jess are diving into primitive reflexes with a 5 day series. Within these 5 episodes, you will hear information on the top 5 primitive reflexes that they, as Occupational Therapy Assistants, work with when treating within the pediatric population.

The Moro Reflex, also known as the Startle Reflex, should be integrated by ~ 4 months after birth. If it is not, it can affect many areas of functioning. Listen in to learn more and stay tuned for the next episode's reflex - the Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex.

Please remember - neither Rachel nor Jessica are certified in any one integration technique. Their experience in the field of primitive reflex integration comes from over 6 years of learning from mentors, research, continuing education studies, and personal experience. The information provided in these 5 episodes are for educational purposes only - they are not designed to diagnose or treat any conditions.

Links for today’s episode on the Moro Reflex:

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jun 08, 2020
#99 - Learning More About the Zones of Regulation from Creator, Leah Kuypers
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 Leah Kuypers is the creator of The Zones of Regulation. Have you heard of it? If not, you NEED to check it out ASAP! Not only does this curriculum help children learn about their emotions, it also helps to teach them the tools to improve self-regulation. Not only did Leah create and write the book, she also owns a small business - Kuypers Consulting, Inc. She also provides training and consultations to parents, schools, and professions by offering workshops on self-regulation and the Zones framework to groups locally (Minneapolis, MN) and around the world. 

 Listen in as Rachel and Jessica chat with Leah about all things self-regulation and more!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jun 03, 2020
#98 - The Million Dollar Therapy Hack We Didn't Learn In OTA School That Will Change Everything
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 Welcome to episode 98! If you’re an Occupational Therapist (or Assistant like Rach & Jess), you probably remember that you learned many useful things in school - but you did not learn how to specifically interact with children. If you’re a parent, you probably remember that no one taught you how to raise a child before you actually had a child (unless you did, in which case please email Rach & Jess and let them know exactly what you learned and where you learned it!). 

 The point? The point is that Rach & Jess are about to tell you the million dollar hack that they did NOT learn in school - they learned it through experience and research, trial and error. And today they are going to share it with you so that you can continue to progress in your treatments, in your parenting, in your life! Get ready to take notes and as always, reach out to them on social media (@allthingssensorypodcast) and share what your key takeaways are from today’s episode. 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

May 27, 2020
#97 - Meeting Milestones and Thriving in Motherhood, with KC from @milestones.and.motherhood
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 Did you listen to last week’s episode? If not, go back and do so! Because today’s episode is also about playing with your child / infant - from a Pediatric Physical Therapist’s view! KC is knowledgeable, funny, and passionate. After listening to this episode, make sure you check out KC’s Instagram - @milestones.and.motherhood - where she shares SO MUCH information that is helpful, funny, sweet, and just plain relatable! Enjoy! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 


May 20, 2020
#96 - How to Play with Your Baby!
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 Welcome to Episode 96! Play is how children LEARN. As Occupational Therapy Assistants, we are passionate about play and promoting development through our play activities. Today’s episode is all about different ways to play with your infant. Using less containers, more floor time, and more movement!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

May 13, 2020
#95 - Burnout Part 2: Therapy Edition with Erika, from Joy Energy Time
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 Episode 95! Last week we talked about burnout as it relates to families and clients. This week, we focus on therapists, educators, and any professional working with children and families (or even adults!). Listen in as we talk with an amazing burnout “guru” - Erika - and gain tips and tricks to help when you’re feeling not-so-fired-up.

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

May 06, 2020
#94 - Therapy Burnout Part 1: Parents & Children
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 Are you a parent feeling burnout - too many therapies or attending therapy for several years? Is your child showing signs of being burnt out and needing a different approach? This is the episode for you! Tips, tricks, and strategies for any caregiver of a special needs child who is feeling like they need a change!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Apr 29, 2020
#93 - Self-Injurious Behavior with Danielle Delorenzo
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 Danielle Delorenzo has a dream -  to empower all individuals with the tools necessary to facilitate independence, maximize educational potential, foster positive overall development, and support optimal emotional regulation necessary to navigate through life and be as successful as possible! Listen in to hear her talk about her personal journey as well as how you can help those around you. 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Apr 22, 2020
#92 - Sensory Strategies for Separation Anxiety
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 Does your child (or client, or a family member) suffer from anxiety? What about separation anxiety? Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants often work with children suffering from separation anxiety - it can significantly affect a child’s ability to participate in daily life tasks such as birthday parties, school events, and can even prevent their parent / caregiver from getting some much needed alone time. Additionally, the parent / caregiver of a child who suffers from separation anxiety will begin suffering from anxiety - anxiety around transitions, social events, and dropping their child off at other’s houses. The goal of this episode is to provide you with tips, tricks, and strategies to help your child (or client) manage any type of anxiety they may suffer from. Always be sure to talk with your child’s pediatrician and Occupational Therapist about your concerns!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Apr 15, 2020
#91 - Making Peace with Challenges: An Interview with Jeff Goelitz from Heart Math Institute
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 Have you ever heard of  HeartMath? If not, you need to check them out ASAP! But first, listen in while we chat with Jeff Goelitz, the Director of Education at the HeartMath Institute. He is full of valuable information and has a real passion for helping people. Be sure to check out the show notes and all of the links at  The Sensory Project Blog

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Apr 08, 2020
#90 - BONUS! Teletherapy for OTs and Parents!
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 WELCOME to our first bonus episode! We are so excited to send this one out into the world and hopefully provide you with valuable information regarding teletherapy! Take notes and make sure to check out our FREE Teletherapy Guide over at  thesensoryprojectclub.com/freebies

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Apr 03, 2020
#89 - Learning From Our Sensory Mentor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, Founder of Sensational Brain!
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 This week on The Sensory Project Show, Rachel and Jessica chat with Gwen - the mastermind behind BrainWorks, the Sensory Diet Tool for therapists, parents, educators, and caregivers! Not only is Gwen the creator of Sensational Brain (a website with a variety of resources including handouts and webinars), but she’s also a speaker, Occupational Therapist, and someone who is passionate about helping children and families. Listen in for a fabulous conversation!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Apr 01, 2020
#88 - Is it Sensory or Behavior? The #1 Question We Are Asked!
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 If you struggle to identify your child’s negative actions as “sensory related” or “behavior related,” this episode is for you! A sensory related behavior will frequently manifest differently than a behavior related action - meaning the child’s sensory system is overloaded which causes them to have a meltdown. A behavior related action is typically related more to a want that the child has and that they will attempt to seek negative attention to achieve the want. If that’s not confusing enough, we as parents, caregivers, therapists, must approach each behavior differently in order to help and teach. Be ready to take some notes! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Mar 25, 2020
#87 - Why Does Your Child Sit Like That and What is it Telling You?
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As therapists, we oftentimes focus our treatment sessions on building strength and endurance in order to improve a child’s ability to attain and sustain a postural position. For instance, we want to improve a child’s ability to sit upright at their desk in order to focus well in school.

This means we must identify any compensatory strategies in order to identify the muscles that require extra strengthening. But what does this mean for parents and educators? Well, in this episode we will go through the why, the how, and the what in regards to compensatory positions and strategies as well as ideas for you to use in everyday life!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Mar 18, 2020
#86 - Crossing Midline of the Body with The OT Butterfly
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 It’s so amazing when we can connect with other professionals through social media! We first met Laura (aka @theotbutterfly) through Instagram and are so excited to share her knowledge with you on this episode! We decided to dive into an oftentimes not-discussed topic - crossing midline - because we know how important this skill is in a child’s development! Take notes, message us and Laura with your questions and/or comments, leave us a review on iTunes, and enjoy! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Mar 11, 2020
#85 - Creating Your Own Sensory Motor Experience
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 We believe in creating experiences for the children we work with. We even have an episode on how to create experiences (make sure you check that one out!)! We also believe that movement = learning. So, when we can put those two things together, we create an incredible opportunity for growth! A sensory motor experience is, quite simply, a movement sequence that helps to improve attention, praxis, coordination, and executive functioning. We are OBSESSED with creating new sequences that target a variety of skills but that are also fun and different each time! And we want to give you the opportunity to do so as well! Enjoy! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Mar 04, 2020
#84 - What is the Olfactory System & Tips for Success
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 This week’s episode is brought to you by a listener question - Why do children struggle with smells? What can be done to help a child tolerate the variety of smells in a school lunchroom? Our sense of smell - our olfactory sense - plays a huge role in our daily routines, including eating and social situations but also when we clean, walk through the store, and even sleep! So when our sense of smell is over-responsive, it can cause some serious challenges! Be ready to take some notes and make sure you share this episode with your friends and family!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Feb 26, 2020
#83 - Pediatric Physical Therapy with Emily, from @kinesio_kids
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 Welcome to Episode 83 of The Sensory Project Show! In today’s episode, Rachel and Jessica chat with Dr. Emily Heisey, a pediatric physical therapist. She is the face behind Kinesio Kids and has been practicing PT for 10 years! She specializes in a wide spectrum of diagnoses including torticollis, gross motor delays, neurological conditions, and orthopedic injuries. Emily is also a mother and a wife and enjoys sharing her knowledge on her Instagram page, @kinesio_kids. Enjoy!    

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

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      Check out Emily on Instagram @kinesio_kids
     
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      Also check our her website / blog at   kinesiokids.com
     
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      We finally launched our FIRST online course! It’s called the Sensory Diet Crash Course and it’s available NOW! Click   HERE 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Feb 19, 2020
#82 - Answering your Sensory Questions Live on Instagram!
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 Welcome to Episode 82 of The Sensory Project Show! In today’s episode, Rachel and Jessica are LIVE on Instagram! Answering YOUR questions and talking about all things weighted, messy play, The Listening Program, and more!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Feb 12, 2020
#81 - Everyone's Favorite Topic: Screen Time for Kids!
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 Welcome to Episode 81 of The Sensory Project Show! In today’s episode, Rachel and Jessica talk about everyone’s favorite topic - screen time. It’s somewhat controversial but they are ready to take on the heat! Listen in as they discuss the pros and cons of screen time as well as some strategies to help alleviate the power struggles that can oftentimes ensue. The goal in today’s episode is to inform and hopefully provide some new ideas. Enjoy!    

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Feb 05, 2020
#80 - PTSD, Anxiety, ADHD, Neurofeedback and MORE with Michael Klinkner, LCSW
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 Welcome to Episode 80 of The Sensory Project Show! In this episode, Rachel and Jessica talk with Michael Klinkner, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has received special training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He is dedicated to helping people find the inner strengths inside themselves. He believes that CHANGE IS POSSIBLE. Get ready to take notes and make sure you listen to the very end! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Jan 29, 2020
#79 - The OT Baby Registry and Infant Do's and Don't's!
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 Welcome to Episode 79 of The Sensory Project Show! In this episode, Rachel and Jessica discuss their favorite products for babies - more specifically, what you can add to your baby registry if you’re expecting OR what you can purchase for someone who is expecting. With all of the different baby-product companies out there, it can be hard to know what to buy so today, Rachel and Jessica break it down while also giving you the WHY behind each item.

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Jan 22, 2020
#78 - Speech Therapy and Beyond with Rachel Madel- Autism Expert
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 Welcome to Episode 78 of The Sensory Project Show! In this episode, Rachel and Jessica talk with Rachel Madel, a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and “tech master!” She is based in Los Angeles and is dedicated to helping parents and clinicians learn how to support children with complex communication needs. She also co-hosts a weekly podcast - Talking with Tech - that helps guide parents and professionals on utilizing technology to support communication. She has been featured in Autism Parenting Magazine, Speech Science, Praactical AAC, Xceptional Ed, Teachers with Apps and ChildNEXUS. Rachel is also the founder of a digital media company that provides educational resources, therapy materials, and training videos to help support parents and clinicians. She is full of valuable information and this is an episode you DON’T want to miss! Enjoy!    

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

 

Jan 15, 2020
#77 - Defining The Perfect Storm with Dr. Christie Hafer, Pediatric Chiropractor
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 Welcome to Episode 77 of The Sensory Project Show! In this episode, Rachel and Jessica talk with Dr. Christie Hafer, a pediatric chiropractor who is passionate about helping families and children lead healthier, happier lives. She focuses on a holistic approach and is passionate about spreading the word about The Perfect Storm. Get ready to be blown away! Enjoy!    

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

 

Jan 08, 2020
#76 - A Look Inside THE HARKLA SENSORY CLUB- Including a Special Offer!
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In this episode, Rachel and Jessica talk about their membership website, The Harkla Sensory Club. They like to call it “the podcast on steroids” because members of  The Club get access to even more resources, activity ideas, and strategies. This episode even has a special offer if you’re listening to it between January 1 - 4. And don’t forget to check out The Harkla Sensory  Club today! Enjoy!

Get one-month free to The Harkla Sensory Club by clicking here!

Jan 01, 2020
#75 - The Power of Vision Therapy, with Dr. Ryan Johnson, OD, FAAO
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In this episode, Rachel and Jessica talk with Dr. Ryan Johnson, an Idaho native who not only graduated from optometry school but also completed a residency in binocular vision and neuro-optometry. He is passionate about helping people and spreading the word that vision is a large piece of the puzzle. He provides so much value in this episode so get ready to be blown away! Enjoy!    

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Dec 18, 2019
#74 - The Beauty of Building Rapport with Your Child
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In this episode, Rachel and Jessica talk about the importance of creating a relationship with your child / client. They believe that children should enjoy therapy and that the family should trust the therapist. They also believe that there are certain tricks and strategies to help foster a positive relationship with every child. Get ready to take all the notes. Enjoy!    

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Dec 11, 2019
#73 - Vestibular Integration with Kali Jacobs, OTR/L
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In this episode, Rachel and Jessica chat with Kali Jacobs, an Occupational Therapist in Toronto. She specializes in Vestibular Integration so get ready to take notes because she drops some seriously valuable info in today’s interview! Enjoy!    

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Dec 04, 2019
#72 - Ditch the Traditional Gift Guide
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In this episode, Rachel and Jessica challenge the idea of a “gift guide.” What if, instead of giving your child(ren) toys for Christmas, you gift EXPERIENCES? Listen in as they talk about the why, the how, and the what. Enjoy!    

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Nov 27, 2019
#71 - Finding Joy with Multiple Children & Therapies
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In this episode, Rachel and Jessica sit down with Karen, a mother of multiple children who have benefited from several different types of therapies. Not only is Karen an incredible story teller, but she is relatable and passionate. Listen in as she talks about her children and her journey. Enjoy!    

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Nov 20, 2019
#70 - Parenting a Child with PTSD
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Today, Rachel and Jessica discuss a topic that is not typically brought up in everyday conversation - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Why? Because it’s not just soldiers who can suffer from this potentially debilitating diagnosis - parents and caregivers of children with special needs can also suffer from PTSD. Rachel and Jessica dive into what PTSD can look like as well as the WHY behind it. They also share some tips for getting help. Share this episode with someone who might benefit!  

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Nov 13, 2019
#69 - Demystifying Sleep Training with The Sleep Fairy
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Today, Rachel and Jessica chat with The Sleep Fairy, The Bedtime Whisperer - Krista. She is a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and her passion is helping families get their babies and toddlers sleeping through the night. Her goal is to empower families worldwide and she has so much passion for what she does! Dive into this episode and get ready to take notes! Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Nov 06, 2019
#68 - Tips and Tricks for Using Weighted Products Efficiently
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Today, Rachel and Jessica give you all the info on weighted items - vests, blankets, and lap pads. They talk about how much weight to use as well as other tips and tricks to help your child successfully utilize these tools to feel calm, cool, and collected!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Oct 30, 2019
#67 - Early Warning Signs of Sensory Processing Challenges
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Today, Rachel and Jessica discuss the various “early warning signs” when it comes to Sensory Processing Disorder. It’s important to note that if a child exhibits one of the signs as discussed, this does not mean the child “has” SPD - it simply means there is a potential for a “different” sensory response. As always, make sure you do your own research and listen to your intuition. Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Oct 23, 2019
#66 - Part 2 with Amber Grant: Parenting Children with Different Abilities, Mom Guilt, and Guardianship
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Today, Rachel and Jessica dive deep into tough topics with Amber Grant. Amber is passionate about helping her boys thrive in their everyday lives as well as helping others! This interview was so insightful and ended up lasting for nearly 2 hours! Make sure you've listened to Part 1!

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Oct 16, 2019
#66 - Autism and Cerebral Palsy: an Interview with Amber Grant: Part 1
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Today, Rachel and Jessica talk with the mother of two amazing boys - Amber Grant. Amber is passionate about helping her boys thrive in their everyday lives as well as helping others! This interview was so insightful and ended up lasting for nearly 2 hours! This is Part 1 so be sure to tune in next week for Part 2! Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Oct 09, 2019
#65 - Multi-Sensory Processing 101
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Today, Rachel and Jessica dive into a not-so-familiar topic - multi-sensory processing. As per usual, they go through the details to help you understand why they are so passionate about this topic and why they use a multi-sensory approach during their OT treatment sessions and promote it to their clients and community. And stay tuned to the end because they give you their fav. 5 multi-sensory processing activities that YOU can complete! Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

  •  Our Multi-Sensory Processing Challenge Course is the perfect way to incorporate multi-sensory activities into your life - and your child’s life! Each activity is modifiable for different ages and different skill levels. Click   HERE  to check it out! 
  •  Influences of Multi-Sensory Experience

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Oct 02, 2019
#64 - Advice for New Mamas with Nekole from Kids OT Help
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Today, Rachel and Jessica talk with Nekole, an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about helping families. She specializes in early childhood development and strives to help the entire family thrive! She has her own website, a YouTube channel, and an amazing Instagram account where she shares all the amazing things she knows! This episode is full of valuable information, so get ready! Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Sep 25, 2019
#63 - Product Review: ARK Therapeutic
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Today, Rachel and Jessica talk about oral motor tools - specifically tools from ARK Therapeutic! Giving you tips and tricks to incorporate oral motor tools into your child’s routine as well as solid advice to teach your children how to use these tools. Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Sep 18, 2019
#62 - Is Your Child's Self Esteem Negatively Impacting Their Daily Functioning?
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Today, Rachel and Jessica discuss self-confidence and perseverance. So many children struggle with these “skills” but there are some easy tricks to help build them! Get ready to take notes because you are about to get some real-life ideas to incorporate today! Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Sep 11, 2019
#61 - Could Your Child Benefit from Seeing a Chiropractor?
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Today, Rachel and Jessica interview Todd, a chiropractor who has been in the business for many years, in fact since childhood! He is passionate about his business and helping people from the inside out! Enjoy! 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Sep 04, 2019
#60 - The Functional Health Mom: Tangible Tips to Decrease Toxins in Your Life
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Today, Rachel and Jessica interview the amazing Jennifer Johnson - a Functional Health Coach (FDN-P), who is incredibly passionate about helping people get to the root cause of their health problems with a self-care model! This is an interview you don’t want to miss! Make sure you get your pen and paper ready to take notes - enjoy!

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Aug 28, 2019
#59 - Is it ADHD or is it Vision?
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Today, Rachel and Jessica discuss the possibility that many of our kiddo’s challenges relate back to ocular motor deficits. Not only do they discuss the difference between ocular motor abilities and visual acuity, they also discuss the steps YOU can take if you suspect an ocular motor deficit in your child. And the best part - you’ll get 5 fabulous ways you can help your child improve their ocular motor skills! Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Aug 21, 2019
#58 - Back to School Tips for Success!
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Today, Rachel and Jessica dive into their favorite tips, tricks, and strategies for making the transition back to school as easy and enjoyable as possible! They talk about sensory diets, brain breaks, and even the food that can help your child increase their success and independence with school routines and activities. You don’t want to miss out on this episode! Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Aug 14, 2019
#57 - IEPs and Advocating for Your Child's Education with Tiffany, OTR/L
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Today, Rachel and Jessica talk with an amazing Occupational Therapist - Tiffany Pollock. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and has spent most of her time working in the school districts. She has so much knowledge in the areas of early development, fine motor and handwriting skills, and how to help our kiddos get the services to help them succeed. You don’t want to miss this episode! Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

  •  Click  HERE  to learn more about what an IEP really is. 
  •  Click   HERE  for a downloadable IEP guide. 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Aug 07, 2019
#56 - Navigating the Bathtime and Water Play Sensory Experience with Strategies in Your Toolbox!
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Today, Rachel and Jessica answer one of your questions! They love doing this - really serving you and giving you the answers and resources that you truly need! They had a parent ask about bathtime and water play; so many children struggle with tolerating bathtime as well as enjoying playing in various water parks or pools / lakes. As always, these ladies discuss the “why” behind this specific challenge as well as provide you with their favorite tips, tricks, and strategies to help your child enjoy all things water based. Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now. 

Jul 31, 2019
#55 - When Should I Expect My Child to Complete Daily Tasks Independently?
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Today, Rachel and Jessica dive into what is the “normal” age for kiddos to complete various activities of daily living (aka ADLs). They reference a tool called the REAL - the Roll Evaluation of Activities of Life - as well as provide you with some of their favorite tips, tricks, and strategies to help your child progress in their ability to complete these daily tasks more successfully and independently. Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Jul 24, 2019
#54 - Messy Play ALL DAY!
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Today, Rachel and Jessica talk all things messy play. First, they discuss the WHY behind messy play and then dive into their favorite messy play mediums and some different activities to try with them. Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Jul 17, 2019
#53 - Preemies, therapy, and life with a child with multiple diagnoses, with Jenny from Our Life After NICU
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Today, Rachel and Jessica interview the amazing mother, wife, and blogger Jenny Saunders! She is a mother of a strong little boy who is “beating the odds one day at a time!” Listen in to hear about how and why she got started, why she’s so incredibly passionate, and how she navigates life with her amazing little boy. Enjoy! 

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Jul 10, 2019
#52 - 4th of July Sensory Survival Guide
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Today, Rachel and Jessica are chatting about the 4th of July. This can be a stressful holiday due to the change in routine and fireworks. While some of our sensory kiddos LOVE this holiday, there are a lot of our kiddos who struggle significantly. In this episode, you will gain some valuable insight as to why our sensory kiddos struggle so much as well as the best part - strategies and tips to help your child (and you!) have a fun, successful 4th of July. Enjoy!

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Jun 26, 2019
#51 - Why Creating an Experience is so Important For Our Children
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Today, Rachel and Jessica are chatting about the importance of creating an experience during a treatment session as well as at home. Not only does creating an experience during various activities help your child feel empowered and successful, but it also helps you to have an enjoyable moment with your child. Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Jun 19, 2019
#50 - The Things We Wish We Would've Known During OTA School: New Grad Life
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Today, Rachel and Jessica discuss what they’ve learned throughout the years. From learning to “let it go,” enjoy the little things, and to not take everything personally, they share some lessons they’ve learned as they have navigated the world of occupational therapy. Enjoy!

 SHOW NOTES / LINKS / RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Jun 12, 2019
#49 - Psychotherapy + Sensory Space + Mama of Twins with Emma Arnoff, LCSW
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Today, Rachel and Jessica interview the amazing mother, wife, and business owner - Emma Arnoff! She recently opened her own clinic in New York where she helps children using her knowledge as a psychotherapist while incorporating our favorite thing - sensory integration! Listen in to hear all about her inspiration and her journey! We know you’ll be motivated after listening to her talk. Enjoy!

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This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

Jun 05, 2019
#48 - Interview with Jennifer: Finding balance while parenting a child with a rare, genetic diagnosis
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Today, Rachel and Jessica interview the amazing mother, wife, and blogger Jennifer Carfora! She is a mother of 2 and runs the blog Failure to Thrive No More along with many other online and social media ventures! Listen in to hear about how she got started, why she’s so incredibly passionate, and how she navigates life with a child diagnosed with DYRK1A Syndrome. Enjoy!

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Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

May 29, 2019
#47 - "Normal,""Neuro-Typical,""Average." Our kiddos are so much more than these words
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Today, Rachel and Jessica are going to switch things up a bit and have a conversation; instead of giving you all the information and then their fav tips, tricks, and strategies for a specific topic, they are going to discuss what is “normal” and why they don’t actually like that word! Make sure to reach out on Instagram @allthingssensorypodcast to let them know your thoughts on this somewhat controversial topic! Enjoy!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.  

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While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art.  One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another. We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therap

May 22, 2019
#46 - Our Favorite Therapeutic Group Activities
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 Welcome to episode number 46! Today’s episode came from a question we received from a fellow therapist. Even though all of our ideas in today’s episode are geared towards treatment, they can definitely be incorporated into daily family life as well! We hope you get some good ideas and make sure to share this episode with your fellow therapists and parents! Enjoy!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

May 15, 2019
#45 - Learning to be a Kind Parent with MegAnne from Be Kind Coaching
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 Hey everyone! Thank you so much for returning to another episode with us! We are so excited for today’s episode with the fabulous MegAnne Ford! MegAnne has created a unique program for families, with the focus on being kind. She was kind enough to share her story with us and also provided us with so many useful tips and tricks! We hope you enjoy listening to her as much as we did!

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Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

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May 08, 2019
#44 - Tummy Time + Crawling: Your Guide to Growing Strong, Healthy Babies!
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Today’s episode is all about infant tummy time and crawling and how these two “milestones” can potentially affect overall development for our kiddos. We want to make sure you remember - everything we talk about is based on our opinions as well as our personal experiences and research in the field of occupational therapy. As always, we also talk about our favorite tips, tricks, and strategies related to tummy time and crawling. Enjoy!

 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

 Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.

 
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May 01, 2019
#43 - Exploring the Social World with Jaime Rivetts
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 Hey everyone! Thank you for returning to another episode with us! We are so excited for today’s episode with the amazing Jaime Rivetts! Jaime is passionate about helping children and she has created so many amazing things that, well, we don’t want to spoil it for you! So make sure to listen to the episode to hear all about what she’s doing and how you can also incorporate some of her ideas into your routine with your child! Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.


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Apr 24, 2019
#42 - Essential Oils for Kids
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 Hey there! Thanks so much for joining us again! We are so happy to be sharing some small pieces of information about essential oils today! While essential oils are not something that we claim to know a lot about, we have seen the potential positive benefits that can occur with the use of essential oils - both in our personal and professional lives. So we wanted to share a little bit of this with you! We hope you enjoy this episode and definitely do your own research to see if essential oils are something that could add value to you and your family’s lives!

 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now


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Apr 17, 2019
#41 - All Things Poo 2.0! Sensory Integration Tips & Strategies for the Bathroom
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Welcome back friends! This week, we decided to re-do an episode from when we first started because unfortunately, the sound quality just wasn’t the best! So this week we are talking about poo, again! We dive into the whys, the hows, and all the strategies to help your child achieve success with using the bathroom. We hope you enjoy this episode and hope you are able to use some of the ideas we talk about. And as always, thank you so much for joining us on this incredible journey!

 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

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Apr 10, 2019
#40 - Interview with Alex from Sensory Digest
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 Hey guys, welcome back! We are so excited for this week’s episode - we got the privilege to chat with Alex Lopiccolo, aka The King of Swings, aka Sensory Digest! This amazing individual has been working with children for many years and works all over the country as well as the world! Make sure to tune in and listen to all the amazing things he has to say!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

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Apr 03, 2019
#39 - What is a Sensory Diet?
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 Welcome back friends! Today we are jumping into all things sensory diets -- and no, this is not FOOD (although we kinda wish it was!). A sensory diet is actually just a simple series of activities that are specific to one person. Definitely listen in - as always, we share our favorite tricks and strategies! Enjoy!

 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

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Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now


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Mar 27, 2019
#38 - Picky Eating & Sensory Kiddos
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 Hey everyone! We are so excited to share all of our knowledge, tips, and tricks related to feeding and sensory challenges! Today we talk about some of the different challenges associated with oral motor and sensory difficulties as it relates to picky eating. And of course we dive into all of our favorite strategies for you and your child to do at home! Enjoy!

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 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Mar 20, 2019
#37 - Motor Planning & Praxis Abilities
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 Hi friends! So happy you’re here today to join us while we talk about all things praxis! If you’ve never heard that word before - that’s ok! Maybe you’ve heard of motor planning? Motor planning is part of praxis and we are going to explain it all for you today! And as always, we are giving you our favorite tips, tricks, and strategies to help your child improve their praxis abilities! Thanks for being here!

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 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

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Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Mar 13, 2019
#36 - Our Favorite Self Regulation Tools for Children
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 Hey everyone! So excited to have you back for another episode! This episode is all about executive functioning and self-regulation. What an important topic! Something that we work on everyday without even thinking about it! So here we are to give you all the tips, tricks, and strategies that you can use at home (or in therapy if you’re a therapist!). Thanks so much for joining us!

 

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 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Mar 06, 2019
#35 - Interview with Alex Doman, CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies
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 Hey everyone! We are so excited for this week’s episode! We connected with Advanced Brain Technologies and scored an interview with the CEO of the company, Alex Doman. Not only is Alex the CEO but he is also a bestselling author, producer, sound expert, and public speaker. We got to pick his brain and learned so many amazing things about our brains, music, and The Listening Program. Listen in and learn all the things!

 

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 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

Feb 27, 2019
#34 - What Is Auditory Processing Disorder?
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 Hi friends! Thanks for joining us today while we talk about all things auditory! As always, we will talk about the auditory system, what it looks like when a child has challenges in this area, and last but not least we will give you all our fav tips, tricks, and strategies to increase your child’s ability to process and modulate auditory input!

 

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 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Feb 20, 2019
#33 - The Power of Touch for the Tactile System
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 Thanks so much for joining us as we talk about the tactile system! In this episode, we discuss what it looks like when a child is under and over responsive to tactile input, as well as why this can cause negative behaviors. And of course, as always, we give you our favorite tips, tricks, and games to help your child increase their ability to process and modulate tactile input!

 

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 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

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Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Feb 13, 2019
#32 - OCD and Autism
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 Hey everyone! Thanks for joining us today! We are excited to talk to you about OCD and Autism in today’s episode - we received a question related to these two diagnoses so we wanted to dive in and hopefully provide you guys with some insights and some strategies!

 

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Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Feb 06, 2019
#31 - Pushing Through Plateaus for Sensory Kiddos
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 Hi friends! Today we are talking about a very important topic: engagement and plateaus with our kiddos! Part of the episode is geared towards parents, and the other part is geared towards therapists. We’re sharing our favorite tips, tricks and strategies to push through the plateau and help your child be more successful!

 

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Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Jan 30, 2019
#30 - Yoga & Mindfullness Interview with Erin Clarelli
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We are so excited to bring you an amazing interview with an inspiring lady - Erin Clarelli! She is not only an occupational therapist but also a certified children’s special needs yoga teacher! She has so much passion for helping children and families and is so inspiring to us as therapists! We hope you enjoy listening to her and definitely check her out on Instagram -  y.ot.ga - and give her some love!

 

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 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Jan 23, 2019
#29 - Detoxing After the Holidays
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Today we are talking about detoxing after the holidays! This can be especially challenging with our kiddos who have sensory processing challenges as well as our picky eaters but it can oftentimes have a very positive outcome! We will talk about the different strategies, tools, and tricks you might use to help your child phase out gluten, sugar, dairy, and food dyes!

 

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 Links to check out

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Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Jan 16, 2019
#28 - All Things Visual: Ocular Motor Skills, Visual Perception & More!
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Today we are discussing all things visual. From ocular motor skills, to visual perception, we will break everything down so you can understand just what exactly your child is taking in when they look around the room. As always, we will share our favorite therapy games and activities you can complete with your kiddos at home!


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 Activities for Ocular Motor Skills

 Activities for Visual Perceptual Skills

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Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Jan 09, 2019
#27 - The Somatosensory System
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 Hey Friends! Today we are explaining what exactly the somatosensory system is and the effect it has on development. Of course, we will share our favorite somatosensory processing activities and games that you can do with your kiddos at home! Enjoy!


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 SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Jan 02, 2019
#26 - Bilateral Integration Activities, Strategies, & More!
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In today's episode, we are breaking down the term Bilateral Integration for you! We are sharing our knowledge on the topic, as well as what deficits in this area might look like, and our favorite toys and games to address bilateral integration in everyday activities! Hope you learn lots! Thanks for joining us!

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Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

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DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art.  One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical adv
Dec 19, 2018
#25 - Executive Function Skills & More!
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Rachel and Jessica are dedicating this episode to demystifying executive functioning! This is a topic that doesn’t get much attention, but we are determined to help you and your family understand how to improve your child’s executive functioning skills, (and how you are already working on these skills on a daily basis!) Thanks for joining us!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Sensory Project, LLC, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

 

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER 

  • This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.
Dec 12, 2018
#24 - Toe Walking and W-Sitting
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In today’s episode, Rachel and Jessica discuss two topics that occupational therapists frequently get asked about: toe walking and w-sitting. These topics can be somewhat controversial however are frequently seen in children with sensory processing concerns. Rachel and Jessica provide information regarding why some children toe walk and w-sit as well as strategies to decrease both.

Shownotes 


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Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Sensory Project, LLC, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

 

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER 

  • This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.
Nov 28, 2018
#23 - Sensory Kiddos Gift Guide
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Buying gifts for your child can be exciting and fulfilling however for some families, searching for the perfect gift for a child with sensory processing challenges can be more challenging than fulfilling. Rachel and Jessica are here to help! Using their experience as occupational therapy assistants working with children, they provide a whole list of equipment, toys, and games that can be the perfect holiday gift for a special needs child. Enjoy!

Show Notes 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Nov 21, 2018
#22 - What We Really do in Occupational Therapy
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Let’s talk about what occupational therapists REALLY do! Not only do they help people, but they really focus on helping people complete daily life tasks. These are called ADLs and IADLs - activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. Especially with children, these daily life tasks are so important and can create such a challenge for families with children with special needs! So, get ready to hear about how you, as a parent or caregiver or even as a therapist, can help your child improve their ability to complete simple and complex daily life tasks!
 

 Shownotes 

 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Sensory Project, LLC, be responsible for damages arising&
Nov 14, 2018
#21 - What Is The Vestibular System?
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Let’s talk about one of our hidden senses - the vestibular system. This is a very important part of sensory integration and most children with sensory processing challenges will have significant difficulties processing and modulation vestibular input throughout their day. Rachel and Jessica are going to give you the low-down on what this system is, how it works, and how you can incorporate it into your child’s daily routine to help with emotional regulation, attention, safety, and overall success with daily routines. 

  

Shownotes 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Sensory Project, LLC, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

 

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER 

  • This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.
Nov 07, 2018
#20 - Interview with the Blymiller's: Nutrition, Supplements, and Progress
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Get ready for an amazing interview today! Angela and her husband, Shawn, are the parents of two children, one with special needs. During today’s episode, they will talk about their trials, their triumphs, and will give simple advice to other parents. They will dive into the various things they’ve tried with their son - including things that have not worked for them. After the interview, Rachel and Jessica will discuss key takeaways from a therapist’s perspective.

 

Shownotes 


Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Sensory Project, LLC, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

 

Oct 31, 2018
#19 - The Hidden Sense of Interoception
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Did you know that we have more than 7 senses? We have a hidden 8th sense that most people don’t know about - interoception. Rachel and Jessica are here today to give you the 411 on this hidden sense as well as why it can be such a challenge for children with sensory processing challenges. And of course, you will be provided with tips and strategies to help your child increase their ability to process and modulate all the sensory input related to this hidden sense, interoception.

 Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Oct 24, 2018
#18 - Sensory Survival Guide for Halloween
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Halloween is here and for families with children with sensory processing challenges, it can be a stressful holiday. In today’s episode, Rachel and Jessica discuss the reasons behind sensory overload during Halloween as well as tips and strategies to not only help you and your sensory kiddo survive but to also have a good experience!


Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Oct 17, 2018
#17 - Handwriting and Fine Motor Skills
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In today’s episode, Rachel and Jessica discuss the underlying skills related to handwriting as well as deficits associated with these skills. They also dive into simple, at home strategies and activities that you can incorporate into your child’s routine in order to increase their hand strength, fine and visual motor skills, and overall handwriting abilities!  

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contribut
Oct 10, 2018
#16 - Disciplining a Sensory Kiddo
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This week, Rachel and Jessica discuss the process of disciplining a ‘sensory kiddo.’ They will dive into why children with sensory processing challenges have behaviors (as it relates to their sensory systems), ideas for how to intervene and help your child during a behavior, and how to implement strategies into your daily routine to help your child manage their behaviors. Always remember that no two children are the same and not all of the ideas and strategies discussed in this episode will work for your special child!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Sensory Project, LLC, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

 

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER 

  • This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.
Oct 03, 2018
#15 - What the Heck are Primitive Reflexes?!
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In this episode, Rachel and Jessica will introduce you to primitive reflexes. They will share general information regarding what they are, why we have them, and what happens if our bodies don’t integrate them properly. They will also briefly discuss activities that can be completed in order to work on integrating some of the different primitive reflexes in order to increase overall sensory integration.

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Sensory Project, LLC, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

 

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER 

  • This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.
Sep 26, 2018
#14- Sensory Avoiders: Over-Responsive Sensory Kiddos
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Today we’re talking about those kiddos that are over-responsive to sensory input, aka, sensory avoiders. They often slip between the lines and their deficits go unnoticed, making it challenging to get them the help that they need! We’re going to explain what it means, how it affects your child, and of course, tips, tricks and strategies to increase awareness and implement beneficial activities into your daily life.

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This
Sep 19, 2018
#13 - Should I Get My Child a Diagnosis?
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Today’s episode is all about the pros and cons of getting a diagnosis for your child. Rachel and Jessica explain how to find resources for a diagnosis, what to expect if you do / do not get a diagnosis, and whether you should or should not pursue a diagnosis- from a therapist’s perspective. This controversial topic can be scary and hard to manage so if you’re struggling with deciding to chase down a diagnosis, this is the episode for you!

  

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art.  One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Sensory Project, LLC, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

 

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER 

  • This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.
Sep 12, 2018
#12 - Feeding and Meal Prep with Your Sensory Child
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In today’s episode, Rachel and Jessica talk briefly about nutrition and extensively about picky eating and feeding therapy. Children with sensory processing challenges often time have feeding issues and this episode dives into the why, the how, and the tools and strategies you can use to help your child become a successful eater.

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art.  One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Sensory Project, LLC, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

 

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER 

  • This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.
Sep 05, 2018
#11 - Sensory Seeker Activities, Strategies, & Routines
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In today’s episode, Rachel and Jessica talk about children who are labeled as “sensory seekers.” There are a lot of misconceptions regarding these children and the reasons behind their “behaviors.” Today, Rachel and Jessica will discuss the underlying reasons why some children seek more input than others, how they can receive the appropriate amount of input to help them be successful in their everyday routines, and demystify the idea that these children are “the bad kids.”  


Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Aug 29, 2018
#10 - Using Sports to Connect Children with Disabilities with Gabriel Moreno
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In today’s episode, Rachel and Jessica interview Gabriel Moreno, the creator of Game Changers Idaho, a life skills development academy disguised as an athletics program. You will hear about how Gabriel got started and why he’s so passionate about helping children with disabilities. You will also learn about how beneficial sports can be for any child of any age and ability as well as how to incorporate them into your child’s routine. They will share with you the benefits of this program as it relates to your special needs and/or typically developing child.

 

SHOW NOTES 

 

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art.  One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Sensory Project, LLC, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

 

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER 

  • This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.
Aug 22, 2018
#9 - Starting School with a Sensory Kiddo
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In this episode, Rachel and Jessica will break down potential obstacles you might encounter when your child with special needs heads to school. They will also discuss 504 and IEP plans as well as various accommodations that can be implemented into the daily school routine. In addition, you’ll hear tips, tricks and sensory strategies to alleviate not only YOUR stress about school, but your CHILD’S stress as well!


Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

 

DISCLAIMER 

  • While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another.  We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, The Sensory Project, LLC, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of The Sensory Project, LLC, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

 

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER 

  • This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.
Aug 15, 2018
#8 - Self-care and Mommy guilt
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In this episode, Rachel and Jessica are talking about mommy guilt and self-care. These two topics are closely related to each other and are especially hard to talk about. Whether you have a child who is typically developing or a special needs child (or both!), mommy guilt and self-care can be hard to deal with. Today’s episode will demystify mommy guilt, provide ideas to decrease it, and offer ways to increase self-care routines.


Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

NECESSARY AND BORING LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another. We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, Harkla, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of Harkla, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We try our best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for you.


ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER

This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.

Aug 08, 2018
#7 - What is Proprioception & Strategies for Proprioception Inputs
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In this episode, Rachel and Jessica will dive into the proprioceptive system and how it relates to pushing, hitting, kicking, and other behaviors, as a result of sensory processing challenges. In addition, they will discuss the reasons behind proprioceptive seeking behaviors, what those behaviors look like, and ideas and strategies to help children receive the proprioceptive input they are seeking.

 Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Aug 01, 2018
#6 - All Things Poo! Sensory Integration Tips & Strategies for the Bathroom
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We are answering a question about poop today! So many children (typical and those with sensory processing challenges) struggle with poop issues! As silly as it sounds, we’re here to share raw and honest tips, tricks and strategies for improving independence with using the bathroom as it relates to sensory integration!

 Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Jul 25, 2018
#5 - Favorite Products for Infant and Toddler Development
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Do you want to promote successful development in your infant or toddler? Do you struggle with finding the most appropriate, beneficial toys and activities? Is your child behind on their developmental milestones? We are providing our favorite toys, equipment, and activities for infant and toddlers, using our knowledge and experience as pediatric occupational therapy assistants!

Shownotes

Developmental milestones

 https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/checklists/all_checklists.pdf

 

ARK therapeutics

 https://www.arktherapeutic.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw8_nXBRAiEiwAXWe2yVO4-NpYULhKAkq6Rywhc2sEkxPW3uek7FX3B742XNdqZtYBMzX1tBoC_QgQAvD_BwE

 

Bite / Vibrate Teether

 https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-First-Years-Massaging-Action-Teether/17617342?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1150&adid=22222222227001113116&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=63772829111&wl4=pla-117305098391&wl5=1016191&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=112549851&wl11=online&wl12=17617342&wl13=&veh=sem

 

Vibrating stuffed animals

 https://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Snugapuppy-Calming-Vibrations-Soother/dp/B072J458W7?th=1

 

Therapy ball

 https://www.amazon.com/Exercise-Pilates-Stability-Birthing-Multiple/dp/B071Z691MW/ref=sr_1_8_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1526691811&sr=1-8&keywords=therapy+ball

 

Melissa and Doug

http://www.melissaanddoug.com/

 

Cuddle Swing

 https://www.amazon.com/Therapy-Swing-Cuddle-Hammock-Autism/dp/B00PJ267NI

 

Spinner platform swing

 https://www.amazon.com/KINDEN-Giant-Saucer-Spinner-Swing/dp/B0757JH87S/ref=sr_1_13_sspa?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1527291343&sr=1-13-spons&keywords=platform+swing&psc=1

 

Southpaw

 https://www.southpaw.com/sensory-integration/vestibular-activities.html

 

Sit n’ Spin

 https://www.amazon.com/Playskool-Favorites-months-Amazon-Exclusive/dp/B00YTWEMUO/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1527291642&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=sit+and+spin&psc=1

 

Twist n’ Spin

 

Jul 18, 2018
#4 - Visual Schedules: How to Get Started
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Does your child struggle with following a daily routine, like getting ready for school in the morning or getting ready for bed at night? Have you ever heard of a visual schedule? We are here to talk about what a visual schedule is and how it can be incorporated into your child’s day to help them become more successful and independent with those routines that are challenging!  

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

NECESSARY AND BORING LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another. We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, Harkla, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of Harkla, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We try our best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for you.

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER

This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.


Jul 11, 2018
#3 - Improving Sleep for Sensory Seekers
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In this episode, we are going to dive into bedtime routines, sleep for the sensory seekers, products to promote better sleep, and nutrition related to improving sleep. If your child is struggling with bedtime routine, falling asleep, and staying asleep, this episode is for you!

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

We have awesome sleep-improving products like sensory compression sheets and weighted blankets!

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

Jul 04, 2018
#2 - What is Sensory Integration & How it Works
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Are you curious what Sensory Integration is? Or what sensory processing dysfunction looks like? Does your child have quirks that you can’t explain? We’re here to give you a brief explanation of what sensory integration means, how if affects your child and what it could look like if your child is struggling to process sensory input properly.

Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

NECESSARY AND BORING LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another. We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, Harkla, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of Harkla, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We try our best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for you.

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER

This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.

 

Jun 27, 2018
#1 - All Things Sensory by Harkla: Introduction
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In this episode, we will introduce who we are and what we plan on accomplishing with our podcast! We are Rachel and Jessica, here to share all things sensory, occupational therapy, parenting, self-care, and overall health and wellness from a therapeutic perspective. We are both Occupational Therapy Assistants who love working with kids and their families to help improve quality of life and make everyday a little bit easier!

 Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.

Brought To You By Harkla

This podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products, child development courses, and The Harkla Sensory Club.

Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now

NECESSARY AND BORING LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another. We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, Harkla, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of Harkla, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We try our best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for you.

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER

This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.

Jun 20, 2018