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So now that we have discussed options for finding a good OT, PT or SLP in your area what’s next? For some helpful hints on how to get the most from your therapy session check out OT Loren Shlaes’s guest blog at Parents/To the Max entitled Therapy Tips and Tricks for Kids with Special Needs. She has some great suggestions for before during and after a therapy session including what to feed your child before you attend (think a light protein snack) etiquette for therapy (no cell phones please!) and what to do in between therapy sessions (daily outdoor time is vital). For smooth transitions to and from therapy, remember to use transition tools like a fidget.
The Ocean Sensory Set (pictured above) or the Poppin' Peepers may fit the bill as they are just the right combination of tactile/deep pressure input and are just plain squeezable fun! (Not for children under 3yrs though!) What are your favorite tips for getting the most success from a therapy session?