Infant and Toddler Sensory Development

Infant and Toddler Sensory Development

Fun activities designed by therapists to give you the best start on motor & sensory development for your infant or toddler.

Amelia Ames, First Time Mom

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Why Are Sensory and Motor Development Activities Essential for Your Child’s Future?

1 IN 6 CHILDREN HAVE SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER, AND UP TO 89% OF CHILDREN HAVE A RETAINED PRIMITIVE REFLEX

1 IN 6 CHILDREN HAVE SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER, AND UP TO 89% OF CHILDREN HAVE A RETAINED PRIMITIVE REFLEX

If you are a new or expecting parent, knowing what to do to give your child the best chance at healthy development can be confusing and overwhelming!

With the rates of Sensory Processing Disorder and Retained Primitive Reflexes rising, we are seeing more and more young and elementary-aged students struggling in their daily life activities.

Studies show that early implementation of sensory activities promotes overall sensory and motor development in infants and toddlers, which lays the vital foundation for future learning, healthy social lives, and skill development.

"introducing your child early on to sensory rich activities helps create a fundamental and vital foundation for their healthy development and future"

Gain the knowledge and understanding of developmental milestones, sensory processing, and primitive reflex integration to support your child’s development, whether or not you’re noticing they are having challenges.

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory Processing Disorder is when a person struggles with sensory inputs, like clothing, lighting, or sounds, to the point that it negatively affects their day-to-day activities. SPD is when sensory needs severely impact daily functioning on a consistent basis.

When a child can’t process the messages from the sensory world, they struggle with daily tasks.Working with your child early on with different sensory activities can help them develop a healthy sensory system, which can avoid the detrimental challenges that come with sensory processing disorder.

What Are Retained Primitive Reflexes?

We are all born with Primitive reflexes! They help newborns stay safe in the brand new, scary world they are experiencing!

While Primitive Reflexes should disappear through “integration”, oftentimes children don’t get the motor activities they need to do so!

When primitive reflexes aren’t naturally integrated, they become “retained,” leading to anxiety, poor social skills, struggles in school, and more!

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
What are Retained Primitive Reflexes?

What Your Child Will Gain From Sensory Rich Activities During Early Development

CREATE A FUNDAMENTAL AND VITAL FOUNDATION FOR THEIR HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE WITH:

Improved Motor Skill Development

Increased Emotional Awareness and Regulation

Higher Likelihood Of Hitting Developmental Milestones

A Healthy Foundation For Future Social Skills & Learning Abilities

Who Is This Training Designed For?

Parents

Expecting, new, or seasoned!

Caregivers

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

Therapists & Educators

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

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Amelia Ames, First TIME MOM

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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

COTA/L, AC

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

COTA/L

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 6-MODULE TRAINING WITH XX VIDEOS (PLUS BONUSES!), ALONG WITH CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS & DEMONSTRATIONS to get youR Family started & thriving on Their sensory journey!

MODULE 1

Developmental Milestones

Learn about development milestone achievement, including gross, fine, social, and feeding, and how to talk to your pediatrician about these topics, including suggested questions to ask. We also cover potential red flags to look out for with video demonstrations!
MODULE 2

Sensory Processing and Sensory Milestones

Learn all about sensory processing! Review the 8 sensory systems and their impact on infant and child development, as well as learn about sensory milestones and potential red flags.
MODULE 3

Sensory Activity Toolbox

Sensory-based activity ideas and demonstrations for children birth to three years old that assist with achievement of developmental milestones. We walk you through a variety of sensory based activities for every age group and every sensory system!
MODULE 4

Primitive Reflexes

Understand what primitive reflexes are, why they are essential for childhood development, what happens when they are not integrated, and evidence-based activities to promote natural reflex integration for children under three.
MODULE 5

Common (But Not Necessarily Normal) Challenges

Review common challenges during infancy, including Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, Tongue and Lips Ties and Reflux & Colic, and discuss the basics to watch for.
MODULE 6

Do’s and Don’ts from a Therapist’s Perspective

As pediatric occupational therapy assistants, we’re sharing our personal do’s and don’ts with your infant and child. We also cover physical products we can get on board with and products we can’t as well as the why behind our reasoning.
BONUS!

Additional Resources

Evidence-based research articles, books and additional learning materials to expand your knowledge in these areas.

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Amelia Ames,
First Time Mom

Why Parents & Therapists Love This Course

Why Parents & Therapists Love This Course

Increase Your Understanding Of Your Child’s Development

Every child has a unique sensory system and will develop at their own pace. However, when you understand sensory processing and motor skill development a little bit better, you can help your child:

  • Reach developmental milestones
  • Learn how to self-regulate their emotions in a variety of situations
  • Get ready for future, higher-level learning opportunities and social situations

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 and reflex integration tools in a positive way to engage your infant or toddler.

Understanding The ‘Why’

We’re not here to diagnose or put a band-aid on a “problem”. Just straightforward information as to WHY and HOW sensory processing and development are connected, as well as actionable activities that will be beneficial for development.

No More Guessing

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

LET’S GET STARTED!

Infant and Toddler Sensory Development

Fun activities designed by therapists to give you the best start on motor & sensory development for your infant or toddler.

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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 learn.harkla.co 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.

What Ages Is This Course Designed For?

The Infant Sensory Development Course is designed for children ages birth - 3 years old.

Can I Benefit From This Course If My Child Has Already Missed Milestones Or Showing Signs Of Neurodiversity Or Developmental Delays?

Yes! This course is designed for children ages birth to three, the activities you’ll find within the course are beneficial for every child, regardless of developmental milestone acquisition.

Do You Cover Primitive Reflex Integration In This Course?

We teach about common primitive reflexes you’ll see emerge from birth, activities to promote natural integration of these reflexes, as well as functional, play-based activities to include in your daily routine to work towards integration of potentially unintegrated reflexes.

Do I Need To Purchase Additional Equipment In Order To Take This Course?

Not necessarily. Our goal is to share sensory-based activities that require household materials and everyday items to keep your life simple! We do share products we recommend and don’t recommend as pediatric occupational therapy assistants, as well as other activities that include a variety of materials.

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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!”

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Director, APEX Summer Camp Program
University of Washington Autism Center

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