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Fidgeting Students: How to Implement a Sensory Diet in the Classroom

Inside the Episode

In this episode, Natalie and Jess talk with pediatric OT Amy Seymore about the range of sensory based and sensory integration treatments for children in the context of school-based practice. We review some of the common needs faced by children with sensory processing and modulation difficulties when it comes to learning and classroom participation. Amy also discusses strategies to successfully implement a sensory diet in a classroom to help children remain focused and engaged.

Learn more about guest speaker Amy Seymore’s practice at: http://www.pegasustherapyot.com/

References:

Erwin, H. E., Fedewa, A., Ahn, S. and Thornton, M. (2016). Elementary students’ physical activity levels and behavior when using stability balls. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70.

Schaff, R. C. and McKeon Nightlinger, K. (2007). Occupational therapy using a sensory integrative approach: A case study of effectiveness. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 239-246.

Schilling, D. L., Washington, K., Billingsley, F. F. and Deitz, J. (2003). Classroom seating for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Therapy balls vs. chairs. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 534-541.

Umeda, C. and Deitz, J. (2011). Effects of therapy cushions on classroom behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65.

Vandenberg, N. L. (2001). The use of a weighted vest to increase on-task behavior in children with attention difficulties. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 55, 621-628.

Watling, R. and Hauer, S. (2015). Effectiveness of Ayres sensory integration and sensory-based interventions for people with autism: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69.

Resources:

Sensory Adpatations in the Classroom

Energizers: http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/56938.htm

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/07/116196/kids-autism-and-sensory-processing-disorders-show-differences-brain-wiring

 

 

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