Sensory Diet Digital Course

If Sensory Processing challenges are holding your child back, learn how a Sensory Diet is a key to improving mood, behavior, and focus.

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Do You Have A Child With Sensory Challenges At Home?


Sensory Processing Challenges are becoming more and more common. When a child is struggling to process sensory input in their environment, it will oftentimes lead to sensory overload, reactive behavior, and poor focus.

The good news is that there is a way to help improve sensory processing!

This is where Sensory Diets come in!

What Exactly Is A Sensory Diet?


Sensory Diets don’t refer to your typical health food diets.

But, just like a balanced food diet to keep our bodies fit and healthy, everyone also needs a balanced amount of sensory input each day to allow them to function their best.

Sensory Diets are sensory based activities that are tailored to your child so they receive the specific sensory input they need. The idea is to get the body and brain into a “just right” state of arousal.

This sensory input can be anything from lighting to the feeling of clothes to even sounds!

Everyone processes sensory input differently, but some children struggle more than others to process the messages from inside their body and the external environment, which can lead to behavior reactions, like lack of focus, poor moods, and struggling to learn.

Could My Child Benefit From A Sensory Diet?

Sensory Diets work great for children with sensory challenges. Often times, these challenges show up in these behaviors:

Reactions to Harsh,
Bright Lighting

Irritation From Certain Fabrics They Wear

Debilitation From Loud or Unpleasant Sounds

Struggling to Sit Still in the Classroom

Challenges with Self-Regulation

Who Is This Training Designed For?

While our Sensory Diets are created by occupational therapy assistants and work great for therapists, we make sure our videos, explanations, and handouts are useful for anyone helping to raise a sensory kiddo!


Expecting, new, or seasoned!


Anyone with an infant or toddler in their life, aunts/uncles,
grandparents, daycare
providers, foster
parents, etc.

Therapists &

Those who work with
children in the early
intervention setting and
early preschool years.

Increased my confidence

“I took the sensory diet digital course and loved it! The resources/handouts are great to have. I use them frequently with my kiddos and their parents. The course has helped increase my confidence in the area of sensory regulation and having that confidence shows in my job performance every day.

Laura E.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist

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Meet Your Instructors

Learn from two passionate Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants

We are two very passionate Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants who specialize in Sensory Integration and Primitive Reflex Integration.

After over 8 years of working with children in outpatient settings, we realized we wanted to bring our expertise to more families and therapists. With this mission in mind, we started the All Things Sensory Podcast, and have been creating in-depth trainings to help children with sensory challenges and retained primitive reflexes.

Our goal is to empower and educate families, caregivers, therapists, and educators to ultimately create strong, confident children!

We are so excited to have you join us!

Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC

Jessica Hill, COTA/L

Rachel Harrington


Rachel is a Pediatric Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who is dedicated to helping children with different abilities feel confident in their own skin. She holds her Autism Certificate, and has completed continuing education in Handwriting Without Tears, Primitive Reflex Integration, Sensory Integration, and more! Rachel lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, young son, and dog, and can be found outside hiking, playing games, and not taking life too seriously!
Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill


Jessica is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who specializes in Pediatrics. She is passionate about helping children become healthy, happy, and confident members of society. She has training and experience in Primitive Reflex Integration, Sensory Integration, feeding, and parent training. Jessica and her son live in Boise, Idaho with their two crazy cats and enjoy hiking, swimming, and traveling!

Here’s What You Get

THIS DIGITAL COURSE IS A 9-MODULE TRAINING with 3.5 HOURS OF VIDEO (plus bonuses!), ALONG WITH CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS & DEMONSTRATIONS to get youR Family started & thriving on Their sensory journey!


What is Sensory Processing?

Learn all about the body’s 8 sensory systems (Yes, 8!). Understand what Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is and learn about other sensory disorders. We’ll cover what it means and why it’s so important to ‘put your sensory goggles on’.

What is a Sensory Diet?

Defining what a ‘sensory diet’ is, identifying if your child could benefit from a sensory diet, and if they need a personalized sensory diet for different situations throughout the day.

Sensory Preferences + Emotional Intelligence

Learning how to identify sensory preferences, understanding the sensory threshold, and explaining how emotional intelligence relates to sensory diet success.

Sensory Activity Toolbox

Descriptions and video visual demonstrations for a variety of product & non-product based sensory activities that you can include into your child’s sensory diet based on their unique needs (plus a quick dive into social stories!).

When to Use a Sensory Diet

Diving into the specific challenges that your child may be facing in certain daily scenarios or specific times of the day. We cover if a sensory diet can help during those crucial moments.

Using Visuals

Understanding why visuals are so important to use to help your child understand their sensory needs & activities. We provide you with a variety of ideas and options to incorporate into your child’s sensory diet (includes video demonstrations).

Put it Together!

A quick review of what you’ve learned and a step-by-step guide on how to put everything you’ve learned together into a great sensory diet for your child’s sensory needs.

Sensory Diets for Different Situations

Some specific examples of sensory diets, activities and ideas that are most beneficial for successful morning routines, bedtimes, transitions, situations in the classroom, and much more!

Extra Ideas, Modifications, and Adult Sensory Diets!

Providing you with some simple tips and tricks to make your child’s sensory diet effective, plus some sensory diet activities for your own sensory diet.

Additional Resources

A library of research articles, blog posts, podcast episodes, YouTube videos, and more! Use these resources to help continue your sensory diet journey.

Already making a difference

“Not only is the course easy to follow, the information is extremely helpful and already making a difference with our kiddos.”


Why Families & Therapists Love This Course

Why Families & Therapists Love This Course

Improve Life By
Creating A Sensory Diet

If your child has sensory issues, crafting a sensory diet for their specific needs could lead to improved:

  • Focus in the
  • Classroom
  • Self-Regulation
  • Calmer Moods
  • Social Skills

Makes Learning Fun!

We believe that learning is more impactful when it’s fun! This course provides you with the tools to implement new activities & exercises in a positive way to engage your child.

Understanding The ‘Why’

We’re not here to diagnose or put a band-aid on a “problem”. Just straight forward information as to WHY your child may be struggling and engaging, actionable exercises that will help.

No More Guessing

With video demonstrations and clear descriptions, we take the guesswork out of helping you and your child experience success. We want to make this as easy as possible for you.


Sensory Diet Digital Course

If Sensory Processing challenges are holding your child back, learn how a Sensory Diet is a key to improving mood, behavior, and focus.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How Is This Course Administered?

This course is administered via online videos and worksheet downloads that you be able to access through once you have purchased!

What Is The Refund Policy For This Course?

Like all Harkla products, this falls under our lifetime guarantee. This basically means that if at any time you aren’t satisfied with the course, we’ll refund you right away.

Will I Have Access To The Instructors For The Course?

We offer the ability to book a time slot with the instructors for an extra fee, but you are able to comment within courses and get answers to those comments as you go from the instructors.

We also are very responsive on customer support and social media to connect with our community.

The best way to get more direct access to our instructors is to join the Harkla Sensory Club, in which our instructors are actively working with families as needed. You’ll get 1 month free to the Harkla Sensory Club if you buy the course!

How Do I Know If My Child Needs A Sensory Diet?

Every child can benefit from a sensory diet BUT if your child struggles to get through their daily tasks successfully (i.e. dressing, mealtimes, school, social interactions, etc.), then they will definitely benefit from a personalized sensory diet.

Is This Course Good For Neurotypical Kids?

Yes! Everyone has a sensory system and can benefit from incorporating sensory activities into their daily routine!

What If I Don’t Have Sensory Stuff At My House?

Not a problem! We share plenty of activities that require only household items!

How Long Do I Have To Give My Child A Sensory Diet?

Ideally, everyday! The activities will change as the child grows and their sensory system learns to modulate input more efficiently. But we all participate in sensory diets of our own- chewing gum, drinking coffee, tapping our pencil, wiggling our feet, working out, etc. those activities help us attend and focus throughout the day!

Is This Course Helpful For Therapists?

Yes! We share a ton of printables and resources for you to use with your clients! We wish we had this course when we started out!

Do Your Courses Offer Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)?

No, unfortunately at this time we do not offer any CEUs for OTs, SLPs, PTs, Teachers, etc. However, you can use them towards PDU credits per your state guidelines. We are not responsible for tracking these hours, certificates, or governing board guidelines.

If I Purchased The Sensory Diet Course In The Past, Do I Have To Purchase This New Version?

No! Anyone who has purchased the Sensory Diet Course in the past will automatically get access to this new version. In fact, you'll already find this new version in your learning portal at!

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This means that if you are not absolutely happy with your product, we will not only refund you without question, we will cover the return shipping. There's no reason you should pay for a product you aren't happy with.

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Giving Back On Our Sales

1% of all Sales go to the University of Washington Autism CenteR

At Harkla, our goal is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. To continue this mission, we donate 1% of every sale to the University of Washington Autism Center. This money gets split between providing families in the Seattle area access to therapy they can’t afford, funding cutting edge autism research, and our annual scholarship to the University of Washington Autism Center’s APEX Summer Camp.

“As a business committed to supporting families, Harkla has generously provided multiple scholarships so that children with autism and ADHD can attend our summer camp at the UW Autism Center. We’re grateful for Harkla’s support!”

Benjamin Aaronson, PhD
Director, APEX Summer Camp Program
University of Washington Autism Center

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Laura E.
OT working with kiddos

I took the sensory diet digital course and loved it! The resources/handouts are great to have. I use them frequently with my kiddos and their parents. The course has help increase my confidence in the area of sensory regulation and having that confidence shows in my job performance every day.

Michelle G.

Wonderful information. Really helped my child.

Nafeesa M.H.
Sensory Diet

I enjoyed the course, the material was well organized and the video clipping in-between was helpful.
It was simplified and therefore easy to understand. The list of activities will be very helpful to give to parents.

Implement everyday

Thank you for making me accountable to actually create a sensory diet I could implement with fidelity every day! You have no idea how much I needed this!

Loved it

I absolutely loved the Sensory Diet Crash Course!

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