All Things Sensory by Harkla

Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L

Rachel Harrington and Jessica Hill, are two passionate Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants who answer your questions related to all things sensory, occupational therapy, parenting, self-care, nutrition, and health, from a therapist’s perspective. Providing raw, honest, fun ideas, and strategies, for parents and families to implement into daily life. Great for those who work with children with sensory processing disorder, special needs, autism, and ADHD. This podcast is brought to you by Harkla. At Harkla, our goal is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives.

#232 - Commonly Seen Retained Primitive Reflexes in the Classroom
5d ago
#232 - Commonly Seen Retained Primitive Reflexes in the Classroom
Today we’re going to dive into what happens when a child has retained primitive reflexes and they are in school - what does this look like? What does it mean? And how can teachers help?Challenges at school that may seem like behaviors or even other diagnoses, such as ADHD or Anxiety, even SPD, could really be related to those underlying reflexes that never were integrated.SHOP the Harkla Holiday Sale! Save 12% on ANY product! Nov. 29 - Dec. 10, 2022Looking for more in-depth help? Sign up for 2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!We’d love to answer your questions on the podcast! Fill out this form -> Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products & child development courses.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksPrimitive Reflex Digital CourseImproving Focus and Behavior in the Classroom - Digital CourseAll Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website - Shop Sensory Products!Harkla InstagramEp. 199 - The Covid Regression in Schools The Primitive Reflex Podcast SeriesEp. 149: The Palmar Grasp ReflexBlog: What are Primitive Reflexes?YouTube: Primitive Reflex PlaylistStudy: The Prevalence of Retained Primitive Reflexes in a a Class of Healthy Preschoolers
#227 - Integrative Pediatrics with Dr. Joel Gator Warsh
Oct 26 2022
#227 - Integrative Pediatrics with Dr. Joel Gator Warsh
Joel Warsh - aka DrJoel Gator - is a Board-Certified Pediatrician in Los Angeles, California who specializes in Parenting, Wellness and Integrative Medicine. He grew up in Toronto, Canada and completed degrees in Kinesiology, Psychology and Epidemiology, and Community Health before earning his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He completed his Pediatric Medicine training at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) and worked in private practice in Beverly Hills before founding his current practice, Integrative Pediatrics and Medicine Studio City, in 2018. Dr. Gator has published research in peer-reviewed journals on topics including childhood injuries, obesity and physical activity. He has been featured in numerous documentaries, films, summits, podcasts and articles including CBS, Fox, LA Parent, MindBodyGreen, and many others. He is also the founder of the Parenting Masterclass Series Raising Amazing which can be found at RaisingAmazingPlus.com. He is the author of the children’s book “Love, Dad” featuring multiple celebrities which is currently in press with Penguin Publishing and set to release in 2024. You can find all of his links below. Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products & child development courses.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksDr. Joel Gator Instagram @drjoelgatorWebsite - Raising Amazing All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla Website Harkla YouTubeHarkla InstagramEp. 44 Tummy Time + CrawlingEp. 204 Crawling is a Beneficial MilestoneBook - The Genius Life (Amazon)
#223 - Tips for Implementing Sensory Strategies with Pre-Verbal Children
Sep 28 2022
#223 - Tips for Implementing Sensory Strategies with Pre-Verbal Children
We received a question on Instagram about what sensory strategies we would recommend to help a child who has lower cognitive abilities or who is non-speaking or pre-verbal.We’ve had many, many clients who had learning disabilities, used AAC devices because they didn’t communicate verbally, or who struggled overall with communication - expressive and receptive. In this episode, we’re going to draw from our own personal experiences as well as research! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products & child development courses.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksLooking for more in-depth help? Sign up for 2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!FREEBIES!All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramEp. 25 Executive Functioning Ep. 107 Interactive Metronome Ep. 139 Incorporating Speech into Play YouTube - Build an Obstacle CourseWhat are Cognitive Deficits?Clinical Characteristics of Intellectual DisabilitiesEncyclopedia of ASD - Preverbal CommunicationEffects of Vestibular Stimulation on Spontaneous Use of Verbal Language The Immediate Effects of Vestibular Stimulation on Language PerformanceThe Beneficial Effect of Vestibular StimulationHappy Hug Sensory Tube Interactive Metronome Homedics Pure Therapy Head Massager
#220 - Understanding Emotional Intelligence and the Connection to the Sensory System
Sep 7 2022
#220 - Understanding Emotional Intelligence and the Connection to the Sensory System
As COTAs, one of the things we’ve worked on with a lot of our clients is emotional intelligence - the ability to identify one’s emotions (and emotions in others). This is oftentimes VERY difficult for children! But emotional intelligence is a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to self-regulation and social interactions. Today we talk all about the WHY and the HOW, plus we give you our favorite ways to improve emotional intelligence in your child(ren), your clients, or your students! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products & child development courses.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.LinksLooking for more in-depth help? Sign up for 2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!NEW Infant & Toddler Sensory Development Digital CourseFREEBIES!All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramWhat Are Primitive Reflexes?Ep 36 Tools for RegulationEp 99 Interview with Creator of the ZonesEp 216 Interoceptive SystemBook - Smart Moves (Amazon) Psychology Today - Emotional Intelligence Super Duper Publications Games to Teach Emotional Skills Sensational Brain Free Checklists
#218 - Easy to Implement After School Sensory Activities
Aug 24 2022
#218 - Easy to Implement After School Sensory Activities
Shop our Back to School Sale by clicking THIS link! Save 15% on ALL Harkla products, physical and digital! Sale ends Aug. 29, 2022! At school, a child is exposed to a lot of sensory information as well as they are required to sit and focus for long periods of time and interact socially with their peers. It’s a LOT of work! Many children hold it all together at school but then break down at home - home is their safe space and they feel comfortable enough to melt down.This episode is all about how to help your child if they are melting down at home, after a long day at school! We talk about WHY and HOW to help! Be sure to check out all the links below for more resources! Be sure to check out the show notes on our blog at  Harkla.Co/Podcast.Brought To You By HarklaThis podcast is brought to you by Harkla.  Our mission at Harkla is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. We accomplish this through high-quality sensory products & child development courses.Podcast listeners get 10% off their first order at Harkla with the discount code "sensory". Head to Harkla.co/sensory to start shopping now.Links2-on-1 Mentoring With Us!!Improving Focus and Behavior in the Classroom Digital CourseDownload Your Freebie!All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram Harkla YouTube ChannelHarkla Website Harkla InstagramEp 9 - Starting School with a Sensory KiddoEp 58 - Back to School Tips for SuccessEp 202 - Sensory Strategies for Every Classroom YouTube - Build a Calm Down CornerYouTube - Sensory Strategies for On-the-Go