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Children’s Occupational Therapy Advice Videos

Introduction to Occupational Therapy

In this mini sensory series, we will discuss what it meant by the term ‘sensory processing’ and the sensory needs you may see in relation to your child. We will focus on different levels of alertness and provide practical strategies and advice on how to support your child to remain in a calm and focused state throughout their day.

What are Sensory Needs?

In this video, we will discuss what we mean by the term ‘sensory processing’ and outline the different sensory systems within our body. We will also provide examples of how any difficulties within each system may impact upon your child.

Modulation and Feeling Just Right

In this video, we will discuss what we mean by the term ‘modulation’ and how you can support your child to feel just right to enable them to participate in their daily activities. We will introduce the idea of different states of alertness and how your child might fluctuate between different states throughout their day.
 

The Tigger Zone

In this video, we will discuss how to notice and respond when your child is showing signs of being in the high alert Tigger zone.
We will provide you with examples of practical strategies from each sensory system that you can use at home to reduce your child’s level of alertness when they are in this zone.
  

The Eeyore Zone

In this video, we will discuss how to notice and respond when your child is showing signs of being in the low alert Eeyore zone.
We will provide you with examples of practical strategies from each sensory system that you can use at home to raise your child’s level of alertness when they are in this zone.
 

Creating a Sensory Lifestyle

In this video, we will discuss the importance of creating a sensory lifestyle in order to provide your child with the consistent sensory feedback they may need to remain in the ‘just right’ zone. We will also provide you with further resources such as books and webpages that we recommend parents to access to gain a wider understanding of your child’s sensory needs.