Sensory Integration- Facebook Live with Cara Koscinski

by Cara Koscinski MOT, OTR/L

Cara dives into questions around sensory integration, including weighted blankets, sensory issues and much more.

1:20 - We actually have 8 senses instead of 6

2:13 - Position Sense (proprioception) >> Why do weighted blankets help

3:40 - Kids without Proprioception

4:30 - Why weighted blankets work for proprioception

6:40 - Explains hypersensitive vs. sensory seekers

9:12  - What weighted blanket Cara recommends

10 - Vestibular Sense

12:30 - Interoception

14:30 - How using the restroom can be difficult for those with sensory issues

16:15 - Why swings can help

21:30 - Benefits of weighted blankets

22 - How lap pads can help

22:50 - What is grading

23:30 - Good tool for parents - Sensory Processing Journaling

26 - Sensory Exercises


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Cara Koscinski MOT, OTR/L
Cara Koscinski MOT, OTR/L


Pediatric occupational therapist, Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L, author of The Pocket Occupational Therapist Book Series, is a veteran clinician of 20+ years specializing in Sensory Processing Disorder, reflex integration, trauma informed care, and autism. She obtained her Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 1997 from Duquesne University. In addition to her longstanding work as a private practice OT, Cara is a successful entrepreneur, having started two companies. Her products can be found in special needs catalogues and websites across the US and UK. Cara’s latest venture is The Pocket Occupational Therapist Book Series. As an author, Cara brings her expertise as a pediatric occupational therapist and mother of two children with autism to parents, caregivers, families, and educators in an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow format. All five books are available at The Pocket Occupational Therapist website at and on Amazon.

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