Category: Sensory Processing

Fun with Sensory Bins

by: Jessica Oppenhuizen, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Brightsong Sensory bins are a great tool to have around the house for a variety of reasons. Not only do they provide calming input and encourage children to tolerate and identify a variety of

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Sensory Slime

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Halloween Fun for Everyone

By: Mallory Bruce, MS, CCC-SLP & Jennifer Henderson, OTR/L Halloween is upon us and all the excitement that comes with the fall season! Some families go “all out” and have costumes ready by October 1st! However, for some children, this

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Kool-Aid Playdough

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Using Household Items for Occupational Therapy

Household Items for Occupational Therapy By: Carly Harrison, OT Student Intern A great way for parents to get involved and see improvements with their child is by incorporating therapy activities at home. Many parents assume that because they are not

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Our Sensory System

Written By: Carly Harrison, OT Student Intern Designed By: Liz McMahon, Clinical Director

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How To Create a Sensory Garden

By: Carly Harrison, University of Memphis Student Intern   With the sun shining brighter and flowers starting to bloom, it is exciting to see spring approaching after a long and icy winter. Spring is the season of colors and fun

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A Bright Family Table: 3 Ways to Make Food Fun!

By: Amy Foster, Developmental Specialist and Mother of 4 Not every meal with young children is going to be fun. In fact if there are any food allergies, food aversions or chewing, swallowing or nutritional issues – it can be a

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Addressing Feeding Issues During School Lunch

  In Memphis, many of the kids have been back to school now for 2 weeks.  With school in session, it’s time to fill your child’s lunch box with some good food to help your child get through their day.  For many children, lunch

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Ways to Use a Phone Book to Help Your Child’s Development

Materials needed:  phone books and duct tape.  Wrap the phone books in fun colored duct tape. It might seem unusual, but phone books can a great tool to use to help your child’s development.  Phone books come in a variety

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