So, as we all get ready for the second week of children at home, here is this week’s Sensory Fun 2 print out.
To help children be calm and organised, they need to move, away from screens and devices. These activities can be done indoors or out.
Grab a mobile phone and use Zoom to let them dance online with a group of their friends. Advice about using Zoom can be found here [password Tech123] including a free webinar made for therapists, useful to help parents and young people get online to stay in touch with their family and friends.
Therapists – learn how to make interactive Sensory Ladders for Self Regulation online with Powerpoint – personalised with photo’s music and more and an activity to do while stuck at home.
Sensory Ladders can be used to support self-regulation and wellbeing for sensory people stuck at home. Explore ways to deliver a therapeutic intervention, grounded in the practice of Ayres’ SI, for sensory people stuck at home.
Building on our first webinar about using the technology – join us to discover more about an application in practice. We will consider the use of data to drive the intervention planning, implementation and measurement of outcomes.
We are supporting over 100 OT’s, PT’s and SLT’s and others in related roles, new to telehealth to just take the leap and go online. Working to support families stuck at home online via telehealth is making a difference across the UK and Ireland, but also further afield.
This family put sensory strategies including heavy work and rough and tumble play into practice – using Zoom allows occupational therapists to see inside the home and watch strategies being put into action.
Providing coaching and consultation online works. Therapists should use assessment data to drive intervention.
Telehealth Occupational Therapy is proving a valuable contact and support to families stuck at home during Covid-19. If you are a therapist, join our group online via FB to learn more about using Ayres’ Sensory Integration to inform self-regulation strategies at home following a telehealth consultation to address underlying sensory challenges.
His mum said after 2 activities
“This worked well. Stopped the early morning sirens after this. 😂”.
His OT, Kath said
“Yay – OT advice online does work! – Please could I post this out?”
Kath has used telehealth in rural Cornwall since 2013 to support families living remotely. Read more and access free resources to help put sensory integration strategies online: