Archive for category 6-to-12 Months

TS – Cooked Pasta (aka Wet Noodle Torture)

Get creative with your Tactile Stimulation exercises. Here is one with many different types of pasta: bow tie, elbow macaroni, curly spirals and more…

-Anne Marie, mom

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TS – Unpopped Popcorn Kernels

Tactile Stimulation helps children make brain-to-body connections and overcome any obstacles to texture or sound.

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PT – Crawling: Using A Boppy-type Pillow

There are many ways you can use a Boppy-type pillow to assist you in your PT efforts. This video shows one of them.

In this first video, a baby girl is learning to alternate hands while in a quadruped position, which will help her learn how to crawl and creep. The second video shows the similarity of boppy-type pillow and how you can use your leg as a substitute; the baby’s hand position is also addressed. The last video shows placing a baby in quadruped (hands and knees) to practice the position,¬†which is used for creeping and transitional movements, helping to decrease excessive extension through the body, and more.

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OT – 6 Feeding Techniques

This series of seven videos was designed to give you some creative ideas about how to get your child to taste, hold (self-feed) eat and drink using a variety of tools. The series covers the following:
– Cut-Away Cup (2 parts)
– Flat spoon
– Honey Bear Bottle
– Straw Feeding
– Baby-safe Feeder Bag
– Food on Cloth

1.) This Cut-Away Cup is also referred to as a “Flexi-cup” or “nosey cup” –since one side of the cup is cut out so it won’t touch the nose of the child drinking from it. It was designed to promote drinking without neck extension. The transparent plastic allows parents to see the contents being delivered by the cup and to controll the amounts. The soft plastic of the cup allows the parent to squeeze it in such a way that it conforms to the shape of the child’s mouth.

When using the cup, gently hold a finger under the chin to give support to the jaw and another finger under the lower lip to help facilitate closing the lips on the cup when drinking.

The cut-away cup is available at

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