100 episodes

Rachel Harrington, a pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant and owner of The Sensory Project, along with Jessica Hill, a pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant, health coach entrepreneur, and mother, 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.

The Sensory Project Rachel Harrington and Jessica Hill

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8, 220 Ratings

Rachel Harrington, a pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant and owner of The Sensory Project, along with Jessica Hill, a pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant, health coach entrepreneur, and mother, 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.

    Interactive Metronome with April Christopherson, OTR/L

    Interactive Metronome with April Christopherson, OTR/L

    Have you heard of Interactive Metronome? It is an evidence-based training and assessment tool that has been proven to improve cognition, attention, focus, memory, speech/language, executive functioning, comprehension, and motor and sensory skills. WHOA! Ready to learn more? 

    Get ready for a fun and informative interview this week!

    • 46 min
    Improving Your Therapeutic Use of Self and Why It's Such an Important Part of Therapy

    Improving Your Therapeutic Use of Self and Why It's Such an Important Part of Therapy

    Welcome to Episode 106! If you are a therapist, you have probably heard the term “therapeutic use of self.” Do you know what it means? Do you understand how to implement it into your daily treatments? 

    Today, we talk about what that term actually means and how you can focus on improving your ability to use it, in order to provide better treatments for your clients. 

    • 27 min
    Under the Radar Therapies with Jo-Anne Weltman

    Under the Radar Therapies with Jo-Anne Weltman

    Jo-Anne Weltman is not only a Physiotherapist but she is a wealth of knowledge! She has 29 years of experience working in pediatrics in all different places around the world - South Africa, California, New Zealand, and Canada. She has been practicing Cuevas MEDEK Exercise (CME) for 21 years and was one of the first 3 therapists in the WORLD to obtain her Level III certification in 2003. 

    • 52 min
    Primitive Reflex Podcast Series: The Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

    Primitive Reflex Podcast Series: The Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

    In celebration of reaching 100 podcast episodes, Rach & Jess are diving into primitive reflexes with a 5 day series. Within these 5 episodes, you will hear information on the top 5 primitive reflexes that they, as Occupational Therapy Assistants, work with when treating within the pediatric population. 

    The Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, the STNR, is believed to help integrate the TLR reflex as well as develops the upper and lower body coordination

    • 16 min
    Primitive Reflex Podcast Series: The Spinal Galant Reflex

    Primitive Reflex Podcast Series: The Spinal Galant Reflex

    In celebration of reaching 100 podcast episodes, Rach & Jess are diving into primitive reflexes with a 5 day series. Within these 5 episodes, you will hear information on the top 5 primitive reflexes that they, as Occupational Therapy Assistants, work with when treating within the pediatric population. 

    The Spinal Galant Reflex is believed to assist in the birthing process and may even contribute to bed wetting after the age of 5.

    • 10 min
    Primitive Reflex Podcast Series: Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

    Primitive Reflex Podcast Series: Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

    In celebration of reaching 100 podcast episodes, Rach & Jess are diving into primitive reflexes with a 5 day series. Within these 5 episodes, you will hear information on the top 5 primitive reflexes that they, as Occupational Therapy Assistants, work with when treating within the pediatric population. 

    The Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, the ATNR, is essential for hand-eye coordination and helps develop various aspects of bilateral integration.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
220 Ratings

220 Ratings

Brookehd ,

Love!

Such a great resource! I love the energy and passion Rachel and Jessica have. I listen most days on my commute to work and as an OT, it inspires me/gets me excited to treat kiddos. They explore so many important topics and discuss them in a way that is easy to understand for both parents and therapists. The specific treatment ideas they give are also so helpful for implementing into practice right away!

mikekinaz ,

The Best!!!

The show provides amazing information in a fun way. It’s not just about occupational therapy, the information is great for all parents and professionals.

mbatts20 ,

Excellent Resource

This podcast makes me feel like I’m not alone as a parent of a highly sensitive kiddo with sensory issues. I’ve felt alone for awhile thinking “am I the only one parenting a child like this?” And Rachel and Jessica let me know that I’m not the only one. This has been a great podcast to listen to.

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