Last year Sprout Pediatrics started something new…well we started three something news! Pardon the grammar, but we are thrilled to share what last years Pumpkin Run birthed! First of all it was our first time partnering with the Northwest Family YMCA to sponsor a race. It was fun to encourage folks to be part of our team and be active. Our desire is to see everyone being active and ultimately healthy! Second, it was the launch of being #Sproutfit. Our hash tag was introduced and we intended to use it to highlight Adaptive fitness in and around the Midlands. While we did that, something bigger is happening! We realized that being #Sproutfit is about being healthy physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. Our organization wants encourage all aspects of healthy living so #Sproutfit is much broader than we originally intended!
If you have a little one with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or sensory needs, you may be curious to know what items are most recommended by Occupational Therapist’s who create sensory diets for children who need sensory input. For an extensive website on everything sensory, please check out the Sensory Processing Disorder Website. As we have worked for many years with a variety of clients who have varying degrees of sensory needs, we have found these to be the most effective. Below are 7 of our favorite items that are economical and user friendly to most families.
A swing which is easily assembled and installed in a home door frame is an easy way to calm a child who is out of sorts.
You may also enjoy reading a book byAngie Voss, OTR entitled Understanding your Child’s Sensory Signals: APractical Daily Use Guide for Parents and Teachers.
As your child ages, you may find a full size outdoor trampoline is more conducive to their size and weight.
For the most vigorous of chewers, ARK offers the XXT (extra, extra tough) blue grabber!