May 20, 2020
At-Home Sensory Play | Season 2, Episode 10
Play • 30 min

Does it seem like some days your child is bouncing off the walls? Or maybe the noises, lights and activites taking place at home are causing your child to feel overstimulated? Getting children to sit through online lessons, shared book readings, or even just lunch can feel like an impossible task when they're struggling with dysregulation.

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Sibi Samuel joins us this episode to discuss sensory-based activities and their power to help regulate emotions. Additionally, she provides simple methods for incorporating these activities at home.

About Sibi
Sibi Samuel, OTR, MOT is a licensed and registered occupational therapist at The Carruth Center. She received her master's of occupational therapy degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2014 and a master's in childhood education from Herbert H. Lehman College in 2009. After working as a teacher, Sibi obtained her master's in occupational therapy after realizing the field combines her love for working with children with her continuously growing interest in healthcare. She has practiced in a variety of settings, including a sensory integration clinic, outpatient clinic, and home health. In addition to her work at The Carruth Center, Sibi and her certified therapy dog, Jax, volunteer with Faithful Paws.

Top recommended activities:

  1. Silly animal walks: bear crawls, frog jumps, crab walks, horse gallops
  2. Sensory bins: shaving cream, dried rice or beans
  3. Magic carpet rides
  4. Play-dough
  5. Fort building
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