Creating a Sensory Diet- Facebook Live with Alescia Ford-Lanza

by Alescia Ford-Lanza MS OTR/L, ATP

1:45 What is Sensory Integration?

2:30 Sensory diets are developed to be integrated into the child's day.

5:00 Sensory diets include many parts.

6:00 How do you make a sensory diet work?

7:00 Sensory Diets need to be versatile 

7:30 Goals are dependent on the child's needs: optimize the child's ability to attend, focus and interact.

9:15 Movement is important.

10:50 What to incorporate for the sensory-seeker.

11:10 Sensory diets can calm a child or help increase activity.

13:00 Ultimate goal is self-regulation.

13:20 Sensory diets retrain the central nervous system.

15:00 Sensory activities every 90 minutes to 2 hours.

17:30 Proprioceptive Input- active and passive input.

18:30 Vestibular input- back and forth swinging or spinning.

22:00 Oral and visual input ideas.


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Alescia Ford-Lanza MS OTR/L, ATP
Alescia Ford-Lanza MS OTR/L, ATP


Alescia Ford-Lanza MS OTR/L, ATP is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Practitioner with over 15 years of pediatric experience. She specializes in educationally-relevant interventions with a focus on sensory integration and assistive technology supports to learning. Alescia strives to help children by fostering a love of learning and supports families with her parent-friendly, informative blog posts. Alescia founded Adapt & Learn, LLC on the mission that children of all abilities can play, learn, adapt, and develop with the right therapeutic, family, and educational supports. You can get more information on Alescia and her practice at

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