Author Archives: Rebecca Berry, MSPT, Director at Developmental Pathways for Kids

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MELTDOWNS – Is It SENSORY or BEHAVIOR?

One of the most frequent questions we get from parents when they come to us for pediatric therapy in California is, “How can we tell if our child’s tantrums are sensory-based responses or behavioral reactions?” It’s not always easy to...

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Sensory Seekers

If your child has a sensory processing disorder, he or she may be sensory craving or seeking intense input. We call kids like this Sensory Seekers – they are highly interested in movement, lights, colors, sounds, smells, and tastes that...

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Ideation

Do you know kids who: say “I don’t know” a lot copy the behaviors of other children wait until another child offers an answer or idea and then agrees appear a little reticent to play rarely initiate don’t...

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What is the therapist looking at during a sensory -motor evaluation?

When children are referred to us at DPK we go through an evaluation process utilizing a variety of tests: Standardized Motor Scales, A Sensory Profile, the Sensory Processing Measure, Clinical Observations of Sensory Integration. Many parents...

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Assessing Play at DPK

Most children have a strong desire to play with peers and keep peers engaged in playing with them. This desire underlies children’s developing capacity to self-regulate in a group and be flexible as they take perspective of their own and...

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Boredom Improves Creativity

My mom used to tell me that, “Only boring people get bored”. And now as a parent, grandparent, and clinician I find myself quoting this often. I believe that this is one of the most important life skills a child can learn. When we spend all...

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