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June 9, 2015

Occupational Therapy review: summertime and sensory processing

Megan Bevington, MS, OTR/L, an occupational therapist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, recently reviewed an article about summertime and sensory processing issues. 

This article by Rae Jacobson from Child Mind Institute¬Æ offers simple tips on how to help kids stay comfortable in what can be overstimulating outdoor activities, as well as other great ideas on being prepared.  

  • study your child’s specific needs– plan accordingly
  • make a schedule– and stick to it
  • avoid surprises– by thinking ahead

Megan especially likes the idea of having a calendar to help kids transition from the structured days of school to an unpredictable summer. She plans to recommend all of the information to many families.  

Megan and the 8 other licensed occupational therapists at Child and Family Development are available to share their expertise. We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care and United Health Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.

Read more about sensory processing on our blog