Sunny Days Sunshine Center in Ocean County, NJ
Sunny Days Sunshine Center in Monmouth County, NJ
Multi-sensory or Snoezelen rooms are found in school and outpatient facilities. The rooms are set up to affect the sensory system either to alert or calm. The visual system may enjoy rhythmically moving subtle lights or bright flashing lights. The auditory system may enjoy ...
Many of the children we work with have difficulties processing everyday sensory information. Their senses may be over or under-sensitive to stimuli at different times, and these sensory differences can impact their behavior and have lasting effects on their development.
As our society continues on the path of great technological advancements, there are some that question why we are still teaching our children handwriting. The “to teach, or not to teach” debate is real in the year 2017, aka the Keyboard Age. In a world of keyboards, is it ...
Happy National Occupational Therapy Month everyone! This month is particularly meaningful because The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) just celebrated their 100th anniversary. The concept of engaging in meaningful therapeutic activities has been the foundation ...
Sensory Processing: When the nervous system is developmentally mature, sensory messages are delivered efficiently to the brain where the brain interprets this information and allows the body to respond appropriately (behavior). A developmentally mature system means that the ...
Twinkle, twinkle little… Did you finish the song? Most likely you did. This is one powerful use of song we use with our children with autism in music therapy at the Sunny Days Sunshine Center. Having a child fill in the gap is based on the concept that “structured musical ...
In our OT sessions at the Sunshine Center, we sing a song “let your eyes tell your body what to do”. We use this song to gently remind our children to look around, take note of the area and then move. We are trying to replace “on the go” actions with conscious awareness of ...

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