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All Things Sensory by Harkla

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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#224 - Everything You Need to Know About Sensory Diets!
We have an episode on sensory diets - episode 39 from 2019 … it’s time for an update!Sensory diets are the series of sensory activities and strategies that you use to help meet your sensory needs and feel regulated throughout the day! This episode dives into the research as well as how to create a sensory diet for your child! Be sure to check out the links below! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksLooking for more in-depth help? Sign up for 2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!NEW and IMPROVED Sensory Diet Digital CourseAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website- Shop Sensory Products!Harkla InstagramEp. 39 All Things Sensory DietsEp. 181 Myths About SPDYouTube - 5 Activities for Auditory Processing The Listening ProgramSafe and Sound Protocol Game - Follow Your Nose (Walmart)The Zones of Regulation Article: The Effects of Sensory Diets on Children’s Classroom BehaviorsAJOT - A Systematic Review of Sensory Integration Article: Effects of Sensory Diets 
33:23 10/05/2022
#223 - Tips for Implementing Sensory Strategies with Pre-Verbal Children
We received a question on Instagram about what sensory strategies we would recommend to help a child who has lower cognitive abilities or who is non-speaking or pre-verbal.We’ve had many, many clients who had learning disabilities, used AAC devices because they didn’t communicate verbally, or who struggled overall with communication - expressive and receptive. In this episode, we’re going to draw from our own personal experiences as well as research! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksLooking for more in-depth help? Sign up for 2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!FREEBIES!All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramEp. 25 Executive Functioning Ep. 107 Interactive Metronome Ep. 139 Incorporating Speech into Play YouTube - Build an Obstacle CourseWhat are Cognitive Deficits?Clinical Characteristics of Intellectual DisabilitiesEncyclopedia of ASD - Preverbal CommunicationEffects of Vestibular Stimulation on Spontaneous Use of Verbal Language The Immediate Effects of Vestibular Stimulation on Language PerformanceThe Beneficial Effect of Vestibular StimulationHappy Hug Sensory Tube Interactive Metronome Homedics Pure Therapy Head Massager 
26:25 09/28/2022
#222 - How to Advocate for Your Child's Sensory Differences
We received a question about how to best explain to others that your child has sensory needs and differences to those who just don’t understand it. Or to those who think your child is misbehaved.So, we’re diving into this topic - how to explain and advocate for your child’s sensory differences! We talk about some verbiage to use, we provide you with a free download (link below!), and just an overall quick pep talk to remind you that YOU are your child’s BEST advocate!Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksLooking for more in-depth help? Sign up for 2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!Sensory Diet Digital CourseFREEBIES!All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramBook - Sensational Kids (Amazon) Book - The Out-of-Sync Child (Amazon) Book - Tools for Tots (Amazon) 
14:25 09/21/2022
#221 - Is Your Child Aggressive? Try These Sensory Strategies!
We are your podcast DJs! We had a question from someone on Instagram asking about strategies for a child who becomes aggressive towards themselves and others when they are in a meltdown. We dive into the WHY behind aggressive behaviors and chat about some strategies you can try. We’d love your feedback! Share this episode on Instagram, tag us @allthingsensorypodcast, and let us know your thoughts! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksLooking for more in-depth help? Sign up for 2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!Sensory Diet Digital CourseFREEBIES!All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramEp 88 - Is It Sensory or Behavior? Ep 93 - Self-Injurious Behaviors with Danielle Build a Sensory Corner YouTube VideoSensational Brain Webinar - Self-Injurious Behaviors 
20:46 09/14/2022
#220 - Understanding Emotional Intelligence and the Connection to the Sensory System
As COTAs, one of the things we’ve worked on with a lot of our clients is emotional intelligence - the ability to identify one’s emotions (and emotions in others). This is oftentimes VERY difficult for children! But emotional intelligence is a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to self-regulation and social interactions. Today we talk all about the WHY and the HOW, plus we give you our favorite ways to improve emotional intelligence in your child(ren), your clients, or your students! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksLooking for more in-depth help? Sign up for 2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!NEW Infant & Toddler Sensory Development Digital CourseFREEBIES!All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramWhat Are Primitive Reflexes?Ep 36 Tools for RegulationEp 99 Interview with Creator of the ZonesEp 216 Interoceptive SystemBook - Smart Moves (Amazon) Psychology Today - Emotional Intelligence Super Duper Publications Games to Teach Emotional Skills Sensational Brain Free Checklists 
23:10 09/07/2022
#219 - Tips For When Your Child's Sensory Preferences Don't Match Yours
Does your child seek out a certain type of sensory input that drives you nuts? Are your sensory preferences the complete opposite of your child’s? If so, this episode is for you! We dive into sensory preferences, what it looks like when your child’s sensory needs create a sense of overstimulation in you, and some tips, tricks, and strategies to help! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksBack 2 School Sensory Challenge - Starts Sept. 6! 2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!Sensory Diet Digital CourseAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramSensational Brain Sensory Preference Checklists 
17:13 08/31/2022
#218 - Easy to Implement After School Sensory Activities
Shop our Back to School Sale by clicking THIS link! Save 15% on ALL Harkla products, physical and digital! Sale ends Aug. 29, 2022! At school, a child is exposed to a lot of sensory information as well as they are required to sit and focus for long periods of time and interact socially with their peers. It’s a LOT of work! Many children hold it all together at school but then break down at home - home is their safe space and they feel comfortable enough to melt down.This episode is all about how to help your child if they are melting down at home, after a long day at school! We talk about WHY and HOW to help! Be sure to check out all the links below for more resources! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.Links2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!Improving Focus and Behavior in the Classroom Digital CourseDownload Your Freebie!All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramEp 9 - Starting School with a Sensory KiddoEp 58 - Back to School Tips for SuccessEp 202 - Sensory Strategies for Every Classroom YouTube - Build a Calm Down CornerYouTube - Sensory Strategies for On-the-Go
23:07 08/24/2022
#217 - Recommended Products for Each of the 8 Senses!
We don’t typically recommend products but since a lot of you have asked for recommendations, here we go! We dive into products for each of the 8 sensory systems! Some you can purchase and some you can DIY! Check all the links below! Be sure to check the show notes for links and free resources!Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.Links2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!Sensory Diet Digital CourseAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramEp 215 10 Easy DIY Sensory Activities Products We Talked About in This EpisodeSit ‘n’ Spin (Amazon) Twisting Disc (Amazon)Twister (Target)Body Sock (Harkla)Weighted Compression Vest (Harkla)HoMedics Handheld Massager (Amazon)Yogarilla (Super Duper) The Zones of Regulation Alert ProgramTwister Moves (Amazon)
29:00 08/17/2022
#216 - Activities to Support Interoceptive Processing- Your 8th Sense!
Back in 2018, we did an episode on interoception, one of our hidden senses. Now, 4 years later, we’ve learned a LOT more about this hidden sense and we are sharing it with you in this episode! We dive into what interoceptive dysfunction can look like and our favorite strategies to help. Be sure to check the show notes for links and free resources! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksPrimitive Reflex Digital CourseAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramEp 19 The Hidden Sense of Interoception Free Social Story TemplateHarkla Blog - What is Interoception?Harkla YouTube - 5 Activities for Interoception The Zones of Regulation The Alert Program Article: Interoception in Anxiety and DepressionArticle: Interoceptive Awareness Skills for Emotional Regulation
19:36 08/10/2022
#215 - 10 Easy DIY Sensory Activities for Kids of All Ages and Abilities
Sensory activities don’t have to be expensive! They don’t have to be Pinterest perfect either. Today we’re going to share 10 easy DIY sensory-based activities you can do from the comfort of your own home, at school or in the clinic!Don’t forget - our podcast is now on YouTube!!!!Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksFine Motor Skills Activity CourseGross Motor Skills Activity CourseVisual Skills Activity CourseAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramTelic Footware
23:44 08/03/2022
#214 - Proprioceptive Dysfunction + Activities to Implement
Back in 2018 we did an episode on the proprioceptive system and now it’s time for a re-do! This episode is all about proprioception - what it is, what it affects during daily life tasks, and a variety of activities and strategies to target the proprioceptive sense!Don’t forget - our podcast is now on YouTube!!!!Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksSensory Diet Digital CourseGet the Stomp Mat Freebie!Free WebinarsAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramEp 7 What is the Proprioceptive Sense?Ep 88 Sensory or BehaviorEp 147 Tips for Improving Body AwarenessEp 187 Meet the Sensory ThresholdYouTube - 5 Calming Proprioceptive Activities YouTube - Build an Obstacle CourseARK Therapeutic Chew ToolsThe Zones of Regulation 
30:00 07/27/2022
#213 - The Vestibular System: Dysfunction and Activities to Implement
Back in 2018, we put out an episode on the vestibular system - it’s been 4 years and it’s time for a re-do! In this episode, we dive into all things vestibular. What the vestibular system is, how it works, what dysfunction looks like, and a variety of activities for all ages! Don’t forget - our podcast is now on YouTube!!!!Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksPrimitive Reflex Digital CourseAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramEp. 21 The Vestibular SystemEp. 123 Sensory Modulation Disorder Sensory Checklists from Sensational Brain2 Minute Neuroscience - The Vestibular System (YouTube) Article: Vestibular Sensitivity and Multisensory Temporal Integration Article: Vestibular Processing During Natural Self-Motion 
33:37 07/20/2022
#212 - Gross Motor Basics + Our Favorite Activities
We’ve done episodes on fine motor skills but this is our first time diving into gross motor skills! There’s a LOT that goes into gross motor skill development, and we’re going to give you all the details plus our favorite gross motor activities! Stay tuned to the end where we answer two listener questions: talking about speech therapy and working on new goals in therapy! Don’t forget - our podcast is now on YouTube!!!!Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksGross Motor Skills Activity CourseAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramEp. 78 Interview Rachel Madel, SLP Ep. 108 Muscle Tone vs. Muscle Strength Ep. 139 Easy Ways to Incorporate Speech into PlayEp. 147 Tips for Improving Body Awareness Ep. 186 Interview Kian McBurnie, SLP 5 Step Obstacle Course YouTube VideoClassic Twister Game - TargetSwing-n-Hop game - Amazon
29:25 07/13/2022
#211 - Sensory Strategies for the Dentist
Does your child enjoy going to the dentist? Or is it a struggle every time?Or maybe your child hasn’t been to the dentist yet, but you’re nervous because they already show signs of struggling with sensory processing and transitions to new locations. This episode is all about WHY your child might struggle at the dentist - from a sensory perspective of course!Then we dive into a variety of tips, tricks and strategies to help improve success and happiness with going to the dentist. Be sure to check out all of the links below for additional resources!We even have a FREE Social Story Template on our FREEBIES page! Don’t forget - our podcast is now on YouTube!!!!Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksSensory Diet Digital CourseFree Sensory Diet WebinarHarkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Ep. 4 Visual SchedulesEp. 63 Product Review: ARK Therapeutic 
27:53 07/06/2022
#210 - Tips for Middle and High School Students with Brittini from @playtheotway
Brittini Barnes is a pediatric occupational therapist who has been working in the pediatric setting for 6 years. She currently works with middle school and high school students. She also serves on a local Autism Awareness Non-Profit in her small Florida town. She is a wife and a mother to a 4 year old daughter. She loves coming up with low prep/no prep activities that are simple, easy, and impactful to implement into treatment. Over the course of the recent pandemic, she tailored her therapy style to use items around the house so that parents and caregivers could re-create activities from teletherapy.You can find all of her links below. Don’t forget - our podcast is now on YouTube!!!!Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksBrittini’s Instagram @playtheotway Brittini’s Facebook Play the OT WayBrittini’s Teachers Pay TeachersBrittini’s Website playtheotway.comEmail Brittini playtheotway@gmail.com All Things Sensory Podcast on YouTubeHarkla Website Harkla YouTubeHarkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram  
50:45 06/29/2022
#209 - Sensory Strategies to Prepare the Brain and Body for Learning!
This episode is all about your brain - how your brain learns new things and how you can help improve your child’s success when learning new skills or cognitive tasks. We also dive into how the brain and body work together and we give you our top 10 sensory strategies that you can use to help your child get ready to learn! Don’t forget - our podcast is now on YouTube!!!! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksSensory Diet Digital CourseFree Sensory Diet WebinarWatch the Podcast on YouTubeHarkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Ep. 65 - MultiSensory ProcessingEp. 194 - The Just Right Challenge Ep. 204 - Why is Crawling Beneficial?Article: Understanding Your BrainArticle: The Brain and Movement Article: A Model for Classroom-Based Intervention Research: An Exercise Program…Research: Understanding Regulation Disorders
30:12 06/22/2022
#208 - Sensory-Friendly Benefits of Homeschooling with Mickey from @homeschoolingmyboys
Mickey Richards is a homeschool mama of four boys. Previously, she was a music teacher and now she coaches anxious homeschool mamas with resistant kids and helps them fall back in love with their homeschool.Mickey is a lifelong learner in the school of hard knocks who has discovered the joy of homeschooling amidst the rollercoaster of raising four boys. Her oldest son is autistic and each of her boys have unique needs and learning styles. As a wife, mother, and homeschooling coach, she knows time is precious. She doesn’t hesitate to share her struggles and breakthroughs humbly and authentically and invites you to join her. You can find all of her links below.Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksMickey’s Instagram @homeschoolingmyboysMickey’s Website Homeschooling My BoysMickey’s Program Heal Your HomeschoolEmail Mickey - mickey@homeschoolingmyboys.coAll Things Sensory Podcast on YouTubeHarkla Website Harkla YouTubeHarkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Wild + Free Instagram @wildandfree.coBook - Free to Learn (Amazon)
54:08 06/15/2022
#207 - Visual Motor Skills You Need to Know For All Ages!
This episode is all about visual motor - how you coordinate your vision to your movement. We dive into the different daily tasks that require visual motor skills, what it looks like if your child is struggling with visual motor integration, and of course we give you our favorite visual motor activities to try today! Don’t forget - our podcast is now on YouTube!!!! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksVisual Skills Activity Course Shop Digital CoursesWatch the Podcast on YouTubeHarkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Ep 17 Handwriting and Fine Motor SkillsEp 28 All Things VisualEp 204 Why is Crawling a Beneficial MilestoneTop 6 Visual System Activities YouTube Video Retrain the Brain
29:18 06/08/2022
#206 - Nature-Based OT and Mindfulness Tips with Kristin from @costalconnectionsot
Kristin Palen, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with over 19 years of experience solely in pediatrics. Kristin is the owner of Coastal Connections Pediatric Therapy, in the Outer Banks North Carolina. Her practice provides direct nature based occupational therapy services, early intervention services, virtual parent coaching, nature based resources and masterclasses coming soon.Kristin is a proud mother of two preemies (30 weeks and 36 weeks); and she believes her experience as a preemie mom has shaped her into the OT that she has become giving her a unique perspective. Kristin’s children have been homeschooled from the start. They use a Waldorf homeschool approach and Kristin enjoys weaving Waldorf inspired philosophies into her OT practice. Kristin, her husband Aaron, and their two children reside just minutes from the Outer Banks, North Carolina. In their free time you will pretty much find them playing on the beach!!Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksKristin’s Instagram @coastalconnectionsotKristin’s Website Coastal ConnectionsCoastal Connections Free ResourcesAll Things Sensory Podcast on YouTubeHarkla Website Harkla YouTubeHarkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram  
55:59 06/01/2022
#205 - Sensory Based Motor Disorder: A Subtype of SPD
There are several subtypes of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and in today’s episode we dive into Sensory Based Motor Disorder. We talk about dyspraxia and postural disorder - what they look like and what you can do to help promote the skills involved!Be sure to check out the links below! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksIntroduction to SPD 1 Hour Training Shop Digital CoursesHarkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Ep. 123: Breaking Down Sensory Modulation DisorderEp. 181: 8 Myths About SPDSTAR Institute - Subtypes of SPD Research - Rock Climbing for SPDResearch - ADHD and Postural ControlSkip-Ball (Amazon) 
26:12 05/25/2022
#204 - Why is Crawling a Beneficial Milestone For Most Children?
From a pediatric occupational therapy perspective, crawling is a very important milestone for MOST children. This is today’s topic and we encourage you to think outside the box, dive into the research, and remember that everyone’s experience is unique. Make sure you check out all the links below! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksIntroduction to SPD 1 Hour Training Primitive Reflex Digital CourseHarkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Ep. 100-104: Primitive Reflex SeriesEp. 149: The Palmar Grasp ReflexEp. 176: Everything You Need to Know About Neuroplasticity Blog: Why Crawling is a Milestone Your Baby Should MeetResearch: Measurement and Analysis of Human Infant Crawling for Rehabilitation: A Narrative ReviewCrawling is associated with more flexible memory retrieval by 9-month-old infantsCrawling and Walking Infants See the World DifferentlyEffect of crawling exercise with wrist-hand orthosis in upper limb after stroke
28:46 05/18/2022
#203 Money Management for Therapists with Amirra, OTR/L
Amirra is the founder of Marvelous Mirracles and creator of The Mirracle Money Blueprint, an all-in-one comprehensive program designed to kickstart your financial game plan, help you stress less + make more money, and develop strong money management skills in 90 days so that you can start building wealth from your very first paycheck...even if you’re a new grad with no side hustle. Amirra knows what it's like to feel stuck, and she’s here to teach you all the things about money that we never learned in school so that you can navigate the financial side of adulting with ease.Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksAmirra’s Instagram @marvelousmirracles.otMarvelous Mirracles BlogCrash Course Freebie Blog Post on Summer Activities written by Amirra Ep 122 - Interview with Amirra Harkla Website Harkla YouTubeHarkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram  
59:36 05/11/2022
#202 - Sensory Strategies for EVERY Classroom
Today’s episode is all about WHY we love sensory strategies for EVERY classroom!The idea is to create an inclusive, sensory friendly classroom that all students can benefit from, while also providing individualized sensory strategies to the students who need a little bit more.Make sure you stay til the end of today’s episode where we answer a listener question! Be sure to check out all of the links below for additional resources! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksFree Classroom WebinarShop Digital Courses Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Ep. 9: Starting School with a Sensory KiddoEp. 57: IEPs and Advocating for Your Child’s Education Ep. 58: Back to School Tips for SuccessEp. 65: Multi-Sensory Processing 101Ep. 174: Brainstorming Session with a School Based OTYouTube: 5 Easy Steps to Build a Sensory CornerYouTube: 5 Multi-Sensory Activities YouTube: 8 Sensory Breaks for the ClassroomYouTube: Primitive Reflexes in the ClassroomYouTube: A Sensory Friendly Classroom
23:47 05/04/2022
#201 - Exploring the Nutrition + Genetics Component of ASD, SPD, ADHD and More with Dr. Hailey Arnold
Dr. Hailey Arnold is a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner; however, she is best described as an entrepreneur. Constantly finding solutions to problems, Dr. Arnold spends her days formulating nutritional products and genetic tests for children of all ages. She is an active clinician, educator, public speaker, and published author. With a passion for neurosensory differences and autoimmunity, Dr. Arnold has created multiple businesses that allow children to get healthy naturally. She believes long-term health truly starts in childhood, and she seeks to educate and empower children (and their parents) in ways that help them make the best decisions about wellness.Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksDr. Hailey’s Instagram @drhaileyNeuroWorks Wellness CenterNutriTotsDNA RXHarkla Website Harkla YouTubeHarkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram  
54:37 04/27/2022
#200 - Rachel and Jessica's Unique Journeys to OT Entrepreneurship
We’ve gotten asked many times about how and why we started our entrepreneurial journey. So today, we’re diving in! We started out as outpatient pediatric COTAs (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants) and saw a gap in our space. So we took a leap to try to fill that gap (almost 4 years ago!) and thanks to you wonderful listeners, we just reached 200 podcast episodes! We’ve learned a lot along the way and this episode is full of our tips and tricks for success in starting a new business! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksShop Digital Courses Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram LGthefitot Instagram Wootherapy InstagramOT.Caroline Instagram Becomingot Instagram Shannenmarie_ot Instagram Otflourish InstagramOt.4.lyfe InstagramLauraparkfig InstagramThe.real.ots.of.ei InstagramMarvelousmirracles.ot InstagramMornings.with.an.ot.mom Instagram Rootedinroutine InstagramTotsontarget Instagram 
33:05 04/20/2022
#199 - The 'Covid Regression' in Schools Explained by Kim Wiggins, Pediatric OTR/L
Kim Wiggins, OTR/L, is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children since 2001. She is a full-time therapist at a City School District in upstate New York, owner of www.OTKimWiggins.com, and has been a nationally known speaker since 2011. Kim is certified in Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities, Puzzle Art Therapy, Handwriting Without Tears, Zaner Bloser, The Size Matters Handwriting Program, The Listening Program, and as an Irlen Screener. Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.And PODCAST10 saves 10% at sensationalbrain.com.LinksImproving Focus and Behavior in the Classroom Digital CourseJust Right! A Sensory Modulation CurriculumCOVID Slide WebinarFree webinar - Just Right! Teaching Sensory Modulation in Grades K-5 Effects of Unfinished Learning Article23 Ways to Create a Sensory Friendly Classroom Article Fine motor work station bins (can be used for home or school) Article Harkla Website Harkla YouTubeHarkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram  
54:50 04/13/2022
#198 - A Day in the Life of a Pediatric COTA/L
We had someone message us asking what a day in the life of a COTA looks like!We (Rachel and Jessica) are both Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Licensed in the state of Idaho (COTA/L). We worked with children in an outpatient clinic setting for over 7 years and in this episode we share what a “typical” day looked like in the clinic. We also share some tips for fellow therapists! Don’t forget to listen to the end, where we answer a listener question! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksIntroduction to Sensory Processing Disorder Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram  
31:28 04/06/2022
#197 - Is Misophonia Connected to SPD? Interviewing Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout, Director of International Misophonia Research Network
Jennifer Jo Brout is the Director of the International Misophonia Research Network. She is a New York State Certified School Psychologist, a Connecticut Professional Licensed Counselor, and holds a Doctorate in School/Clinical-Child Psychology. She is the mother of adult triplets, and is a Misophonia sufferer herself. Disappointed by her own experiences with the state of the field when seeking help for her own child in 1999, Dr. Brout began efforts to establish better research practice, improved diagnosis, and innovative clinical practice related to auditory over-responsivity. Dr. Brout has been at the forefront of research in this area for over 18 years, having established the Sensation and Emotion Network (SENetwork) in 2007, along with Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program at Duke University in 2008 (now the Misophonia and Emotion Regulation Program). She graduated from New York University, Columbia University, and Ferkauf School of Psychology (at Albert Einstein School of Medicine) respectively. Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksDr. Brout’s Website - Misophonia for Parents Jennifer’s Instagram @dr.jenniferjobroutMisophonia Education WebsiteDuke Center for Misophonia and Emotion RegulationMisophonia Literature Review  Psychology Today - Misophonia BlogDSM Application for SPD Dr. Lucy Jane Miller  Episode 123 - Sensory Modulation DisorderEpisode 187 - Auditory Hypersensitivity Harkla Website Harkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram  
54:42 03/30/2022
#196 - Skill Breakdown for Toileting- What Are the Underlying Skills Required for this ADL?
So many children struggle with the process of independence with toileting skills and we’ve talked about it in previous episodes - check out the show notes for those episodes - but today we are going to break down the actual skills required for each step of the toileting process plus give you some activity ideas to address each skill! In OT, we call this an activity analysis: A breakdown of a task into each step that is requiredIdentifies physical requirementsIdentifies specific skill requirementsIdentifies the whySo let’s jump into an activity analysis of toileting! What is required for this ADL? Listen in to find out!AND make sure you listen to the very end, where we answer 2 listener questions! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksActivity Analysis of Toileting - by OT Students in Dec. 2018Squatty Potty Kid StoolsEpisode 6 - All Things PooEpisode 7 - Proprioception Episode 19 - Interoception Episode 21 - Vestibular Episode 25 - Executive Function SkillsEpisode 41 - All Things Poo 2.0Episode 113 - Self Care SkillsEpisode 143 - Teach the Skill, Not the GoalEpisode 191 - Toilet Training Tips Harkla Website Harkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Freebies Page - Visual Schedule Template Improving Focus & Behavior in the Classroom - Digital Course!
28:05 03/23/2022
#195 - Sensory Meets Fitness with Matt Sloan, COTA/L
Matt Sloan is a certified occupational therapy assistant specializing in sensory integration therapy. Matt is also a fitness professional, coach, and has worked as a special education teacher and adaptive PE teacher. Matt has been involved in education for over 25 years working with kids and adults of all abilities in a multitude of settings.Matt now runs Sensory Fitness - a program developed to incorporate sensory integration therapy and fitness that is intentional about exercise, games, and activities to build bodies for an organized mind.Sensory Fitness offers in person and virtual classes for kids and adults and provides trainings for parents, educators, health practitioners, and it is Matt’s mission to improve regulation, motor skills, attention, and self-awareness through promoting movement, intentional activities and play.Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis 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.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksSensory Fitness Website       - Use the code “allthingssensory” for 50% off!Matt’s Instagram @sensory_fitness_llcEpisode 40 - Interview with Alex from Sensory DigestHarkla Website Harkla InstagramAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram  
48:54 03/16/2022