Posts tagged with therapy-thursday

Therapy Thursday: Chewies, Chewelry & More

Posted Thursday August 16, 2012 by Melissa

Children with MPS or other special needs often have a need to...

Children with MPS or other special needs often have a need to chew. They might start with their hands, their shirt, or other handy item, but eventually, parents realize that...

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Chewies

Therapy Thursday: Sensory Integration and Sensory Diets

Posted Thursday October 13, 2011 by Melissa

Conspicuously absent from most literature about MPS is any mention of the...

Conspicuously absent from most literature about MPS is any mention of the sensory integration challenges that many of our children face. Prior posts discuss using weighted toys, blankets, and garments,...

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Case loves hanging out

Therapy Thursday: Puzzles

Posted Thursday July 21, 2011 by Melissa

Puzzles have long been a favorite child activity, but I never understood...

Puzzles have long been a favorite child activity, but I never understood the magnitude of their educational value until now. As Case’s cognitive abilities continue to improve, I am on...

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Therapy Thursday: Weighted Garments and Blankets

Posted Thursday May 26, 2011 by Melissa

In keeping with a prior post about making weighted toys, I thought...

In keeping with a prior post about making weighted toys, I thought we’d take the next step and discuss weighted garments and blankets. Sometimes these are also discussed along with...

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Case sleeping at the hospital with his blanket

Therapy Thursday: Making Weighted Toys

Posted Thursday April 21, 2011 by Melissa

Many of our kids have issues with proprioception, a word I had...

Many of our kids have issues with proprioception, a word I had never heard of until about a year ago. I never understood why Case liked to push furniture around....

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Cozy Coupe

Therapy Thursday: Neurologic Music Therapy

Posted Thursday April 14, 2011 by Melissa

Welcome to the first edition of Therapy Thursday! I decided to start...

Welcome to the first edition of Therapy Thursday! I decided to start this series for several reasons. First, we spend our entire Thursday in “therapy.” Case goes to neurologic music...

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Case in music therapy