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Toss Across

Toss Across is a tic tac toe game that is played by throwing bean bags at the squares which turns them over to reveal X’s and O’s. You throw the bean bags, and if they hit the square on one side an X would be turned over, but if you…
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Rice and Bean Box

When working on tactile defensiveness, playing with and touching rice and beans is often mentioned. First off, make sure that the rice and beans are dry and uncooked. We’re not having lunch here, we’re desensitizing. We use these because…

Nipple and Bottle Feeding

Sucking during breast feeding uses more muscle strength than sucking from a bottle.  A baby should have a rhythmic suck-swallow-breath pattern and generally have a similar number of sucks in between each swallow.  The typical number is…
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Quick Tip: Oral desensitization

Rubbing the outside of the gums is really important when treating oral hypersensitivity.  It can be the difference between success and failure in your treatment.  (see more in oral desensitization home program).

Crafts

Crafts are often a big part of therapy because they use many of the skills that therapy is working on, and you are creating something functional.  Through crafts you work on your skills while ending with a tangible product.  Here is a list…