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All Things Sensory by Harkla

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All Things Sensory by Harkla

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 b ...
 
Welcome to the 21andsensory Podcast! My name is Emily and I have Sensory Processing Disorder and I’m Autistic. I'm a Graphic Designer and Illustrator in the UK and this podcast is a mixture of me rambling about all things Sensory Processing and Autism related and chatting to some super lovely neurodivergent guests from all walks of life! Follow @21andsensory on Instagram for more content.
 
Calling all parents! Do you have a child with sensory processing challenges or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Looking for some practical tips and advice from an Occupational Therapist’s expert in sensory development? This podcast is for you! Every week, Laura Petix, (aka The OT Butterfly) will educate you on the impact that sensory processing has on your child’s learning and behavior. She’ll teach you the why behind your child’s behavior, how to identify their sensory profiles, how to su ...
 
From my neurodivergent family to yours. I'm Danielle Sullivan, a neurodiversity life coach and autistic parent with autistic and ADHD children. I'm here to help us all explore the world of neurodivergence. Neurodiverging episodes include stories and lessons from my life, deep dives into the traits and histories of ADHD and autism, and guest experts who talk about issues pertinent to ADHD and autistic folks in society. Welcome to Neurodiverging! Learn more on http://neurodiverging.com or http ...
 
Tara Hunkin is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, mother and founder of My Child Will Thrive a resource that shares with you the latest science, tips, resources and tools to help you on the path to recovery for your child with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, or learning disabilities. Tara's own experiences with her daughter -- combined with as much training she can get her hands on, research she can dig into, and conferences she can attend -- have hel ...
 
Welcome to the All About Kids Podcast brought to you by All About Kids (@aaakcares), the leading provider of children’s therapeutic and educational services in New York. This podcast will dive deep into discussions on children’s developmental needs and the stories of parents and other adults who have dealt with developmental disorders. Each conversation on this show is an extension of our mission: to create a world where all children have access to intervention allowing them to live a full a ...
 
Welcome to the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast! In season one, we are bringing you an 11-part deep dive into the world of your senses, sensory sensitivity and sensory overload, with the goal of discovering and sharing sensory-friendly solutions for daily life. You’ll hear the candid voices of the Sensory Friendly Solutions team, international experts, parents, industry leaders and first-person accounts and people like you, who have created solutions made for the real world. Podcast reflec ...
 
enCOURAGEing wellness™ shows women and men how to be strong, positive leaders for their families. Explore health and wellness with medical experts. Discover the connection of traditional medicine, nutrition, and natural plant-based products. Hear the inspirational lessons that your host Pamela learned fighting for her son’s life. Now is the time to look at your health symptoms and ask "why?" and "how?". Doctors, health, and wellness leaders share stories of hope and healing, here on the enCO ...
 
Learning with Lindo- a platform aimed at understanding the holistic development of children. Season 1: is aimed at creating awareness surrounding learning disabilities within black communities and de-stigmatizing the issue. Season 2: is aimed at creating awareness around anxiety disorders in children. A space for parents to understand their children and for children to understand themselves.
 
Dr. Deborah Burton hosts this podcast sharing parenting and healthcare timeless tips. As a Pediatric ENT physician, she draws upon nearly 30 years of parenting and healthcare experience. There are also mini-episodes called the Dr. Momma Minute (DMM) which showcase brief topic discussions. Thanks for joining and be sure to subscribe to avoid missing an episode!
 
Welcome to Special Kid School Talk with Dr. Kari Miller. You know how some kids with learning challenges such as attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities have poor grades, don’t get their homework done and think they’re stupid? …Well I help children with these problems improve their grades, and increase their chances of getting into college, all while helping them develop their true talents. Each episode of Special Kid School Talk gives you the strategies you need to help your chi ...
 
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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! …
 
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…
 
Amy Taft is a homeschooling mom of three active kids, a former elementary school teacher, retired high school field hockey coach, and now committed holistic practitioner and dedicated advocate for children’s health. She enjoys asking, and being asked, hard questions, learning new skills, nourishing family and friends with nutritious and delicious h…
 
Hi everyone! On today's episode I have the very lovely Cheryl who you may know as @_thislineismine on TikTok and Instagram! This is the second time Cheryl has been on my podcast, we last spoke in December 2020 (Episode 28) about their autism diagnosis and journey on TikTok. Cheryl had 200,000 followers on TikTok at that time and they now have over …
 
We have seen a boom in clinics advertising stem cell treatments. But how true are they really? Breaking down the walls of false advertising surrounding stem cell treatments is Dr. David Gallegos, the lead physician and founder of Modern Medicine AZ. In this episode, he joins Pamela Wirth to discuss this huge boom, weighing on both the positive and …
 
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…
 
In this episode Harriet and Jenny talk about – probably the most important skill in the New Maudsley Carer Skills manual – the communication skills known as OARS. As Jenny writes in the manual, “OARS is one of the most important communication skills when using the MI (Motivational Interviewing) approach, it helps keep the conversation reflective an…
 
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…
 
AJ Harper is an editor and publishing strategist who helps authors write transformational books that enable them to build readership, grow their brand, and make a significant impact on the world. As ghostwriter and developmental editor, she has worked with hundreds of authors, from newbies to New York Times bestselling authors with millions of book…
 
In this episode, Harriet and Jenny talk about the famous Maudsley ‘Animal Metaphors’, which help carers to think about how interpersonal relationships can impact the recovery process. As Jenny writes in the manual, “The New Maudsley Model uses animal metaphors as a light-hearted yet powerful way of illustrating how carers’ initial and instinctive r…
 
On this episode of The All About Kids Podcast, Zach sits down with Abbie Lande. Abbie is a speech-language pathologist and the owner of Upword Speech Therapy LLC which provides engaging and innovative speech and language therapy services in Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding area. Today, Abbie and I get into what drew her to speech therapy, …
 
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 o…
 
In this episode, Harriet and Jenny talk about emotional intelligence, and the importance of carers reflecting on their own emotions using a technique called ALVS (Attend, Label, Validate, Soothe) You can find Jenny's website here: https://newmaudsleycarers-kent.co.uk
 
I'll be taking a summer hiatus from podcasting and will return sometime in the fall of 2022. Until then, listen to some of my most trusts colleagues in the parenting space as they leave you with some challenges to try over the summer. Pick one that you feel comfortable in and let me know what you choose. Find more information from the experts below…
 
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…
 
Tara Hunkin, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, mother and founder of My Child Will Thrive (website and podcast) author and host of the Autism, ADHD and SPD Summit. My Child Will Thrive was founded out of the frustration Tara felt when searching for explanations and solutions for her daughter. Doctor visits le…
 
In this episode, Harriet and Jenny discuss the Readiness Ruler and how it helps carers to think about where they are at, and what they can do to create a seed of progress, both in relation to their own emotional resilience, and that of their loved one with an eating disorder. You can find Jenny's website here: https://newmaudsleycarers-kent.co.uk…
 
I’m interviewing the talented and brilliant, Dr. Casiddy Freitas. I was on her podcast last year and since then, we’ve been insta-friends, colleagues and we definitely share the same for you page on tiktok (if you follow her, you know what I mean!). If you don’t know her, Dr. Cassidy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering virtual supp…
 
There are a lot of misunderstandings about how autism affects how we work, our success in our careers, and the challenges we face in the workplace. Today, I'm talking about my own work history, what's gone well for me, what's gone terribly for me, and how I've gotten to where I am in my work life right now. Full transcription, video link, show note…
 
On today's show I have a very special guest, the wonderful Ruby Woods. Ruby is an Autism activist, blogger and a disabled theatre maker who is currently developing her practice in disability arts and inclusive theatre working as a lead practitioner. You may know Ruby from her wonderful TikTok (where she has over 100,000 followers!) and her Instagra…
 
In this day and age, we need to bring out the best of both the conventional and naturopathic worlds when it comes to medicine. Dr. Teri Bagnasco discusses the importance of integrative medicine. Dr. Teri is both a registered doctor of medicine and a naturopathic doctor. He is integrating both of these practices in his current treatments to best ser…
 
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 …
 
Tags are too itchy, seams are too irritating, pants are either too tight or too loose; the shoes don't feel "just right". Whatever the clothing issue is, I've heard it all. As a pediatric Occupational Therapist, clothing sensitivities is one of the most common challenges I support in my professional practice and in my person life. Listen to this ep…
 
This podcast series intends to bring the New Maudsley Carer Skills to life, in bite size pieces. In this episode, we learn more about the origin of the New Maudsley Carer Skills and get an insight into the red and blue balloon analogy. You can find Jenny's website here: https://newmaudsleycarers-kent.co.uk . For more information on the red and blue…
 
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…
 
This is a new series on the My Child Will Thrive Podcast where we interview parents about their experiences with their child.Dana knows the overwhelming feelings of frustration of families with special needs, autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. She started learning about the subject when she realized that her son was “different” and could not accept the di…
 
Dealing with power struggles and push back from your child when you just want them to clean up, get dressed, brush their teeth or simply transition from one activity to the next can be exhausting. While I wish I had a child who would just do what I say when I say it with no tricks, unfortunately, I have a very opinionated, strong willed girl and so…
 
On today's episode, I'm talking with Amanda Diekman, who is an ordained Presbyterian pastor, autistic contemplative, and parent of an autistic and PDA child. We will be talking about: + Amanda's experience self-identifying as autistic as an adult and going through her diagnosis process, versus her experience advocating for her young son's diagnosis…
 
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…
 
Philip Mckernan is a modern day philosopher of the human experience. He is also an inspirational speaker, writer, and filmmaker who works with entrepreneurs and business leaders on figuring out who they are and where they need to go. In this episode we’re talking about the power of solitude, the best personal development work you should be doing, a…
 
When you have a child who’s neurodivergent, should you talk to them about their neurodiversity? When should you talk to them about their neurodiversity? And most importantly, HOW do you talk to them about it? All those questions answered in this episode. Links: Work with me: www.theotbutterfly.com/parentconsult Transcript/show notes at www.theotbut…
 
Trigger warning: This podcast discusses eating disorders. If you have been affected by anything you have heard, please know our support services are available to you. Our email support can be accessed at any time via: alex@bodywhys.ie, see more support services here. In this podcast, we speak to Clare Austick, President of the Union of Students in …
 
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 no…
 
Even when young children drop their last nap, research shows it’s still important for their brain to have downtime and to rest. But how on Earth do you get a young child to stay in their room if they’re not napping? Listen to this episode to learn how you can get started, no matter how old your child is. Links: Transcript/show notes at www.theotbut…
 
On today's episode, I'm talking with guest Kathy Carter, an autistic cognitive behavioral hypnotherapist who works with gender diverse and neurodiverse clients. We will be talking about: - the type of hypnotherapy Kathy practices and why it's useful for neurodivergent people - what emotional literacy and emotional regulation are and how to improve …
 
The guest today is Dr. Sima Gerber, a professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders of Queens College, City University of New York. Dr. Gerber actually was Cathy's teacher and Clinical Supervisor while Cathy attended the Graduate Program in Speech Pathology there. Dr, Gerber has over 40 years of…
 
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 resourc…
 
On today's episode we are having another little catch-up, so just me no guests (but keep an eye-out because I've got some exciting guests coming on soon!). I wanted to chat through some life updates, some autism-related books I have been reading, a Sensory Street project update, and how to make your own DIY Sensory Box. Links: Sensory Street (Oxfor…
 
You've heard me say the system is broken, but did you know it's broken even for those of us who work IN the system? As a pediatric OT, I have had to jump through hurdles and hoops just to get medical professionals to actively listen to my concerns about my daughter. Just when I thought I got the "golden ticket" for an eval, another hurdle pops up. …
 
Human trafficking is a worldwide problem that has existed since the dawn of civilization. But as long as it has existed, we have had people pushing back against it and protecting its survivors and victims. In this episode, Pamela Wirth talks to Tina Chen and Sue Chen, two sisters with advocacies to make the world a better place. Tina is the Donor R…
 
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…
 
Tara Hunkin, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, mother and founder of My Child Will Thrive (website and podcast) author and host of the Autism, ADHD and SPD Summit. My Child Will Thrive was founded out of the frustration Tara felt when searching for explanations and solutions for her daughter. Doctor visits le…
 
Sticker charts, reward charts, token systems almost always work, until they don't. I've seen sticker charts backfire more often than not, especially when used in a way with neurodivergent children to manipulate or change their behavior. In this episode, I detail why I don't love using these approaches with neurodivergent children and an alternative…
 
On today's episode, I'm talking with guest Chantal Gagnon about her experience with dyslexia and being diagnosed with Irlen syndrome in school, why she founded Socolo, her stationary company, and how hard it can be to unmask in the workplace. We're also covering Chantal's new initiative, World Unmasking Day on the 25th of May - stay tuned! Donate t…
 
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 H…
 
Ben Bergeron is arguably one of the most successful CrossFit coaches of all time. Having worked with athletes such as Katrin Davidsdottir, Mat Fraser, Brooke Wells, and Cole Sager, Ben has a knack for not only training all-stars but also developing leaders. In today’s episode we discuss the release of his new book, “Unlocking Potential” and the imp…
 
In this episode, I share clips from my recent masterclass that talks about the 3 biggest mistakes I see parents make with their sensory sensitive child (I have made these mistakes as well!) You'll also learn one of the best ways you can support your child's meltdowns, and what the just right challenge is. If you listen to this episode between May 1…
 
We all know the risk, difficulty, and inconvenience of check-ups in the hospital or clinic. It also consumes our time and effort. Listen to Kent Dicks as he shares his software platform called Life365 and what it can contribute to the healthcare system. Kent was used to having his parents beside him, but when he realized his parents were getting ol…
 
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