Understanding the Body’s Sensory Systems with OT Mistie Hanks

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Understanding the Body's Sensory Systems with OT Mistie Hanks
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Ah the sights and sounds of the holidays! Blaring music everywhere, lights and red stuff all around us – for people with heightened sensory systems, this time of year can be a lot. That’s why we wanted to replay one of our favorite episodes of this past year – our episode with Occupational Therapist Mistie Hanks walking us through the body’s sensory systems. 

Mistie joins us as we take a deeper dive into why understanding sensory processing is an absolute game changer! Mistie walks us through everything from understanding ours and our kids’ sensory systems to some practical ways you can support growth in these areas.

We also take a look at how trauma affects the senses and then what every parent needs to know if they’re seeing perplexing behavior. Don’t miss it! 

For more on the brain, body and behavior connection and to read about hundreds of practical tips on a complete sensory diet for your kids, check out the book Amanda recommended in the interview: The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz

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