Infant & Toddler Sensory Development

Infant & Toddler Sensory Development

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

Amelia Ames, First Time Mom

“As a first time mother, this course is a necessity to take the guesswork out of helping my child develop a healthy sensory system, as well as naturally integrate primitive reflexes. Since we all have so much already going on as parents, having demo videos with Rachel and Jessica walking you through exercises makes my life so much easier!”

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Why Are Sensory & 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.

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

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.

Empowered as a Mommy

“Rachel & Jessica provide an amazing variety of easy-to-implement activities, most using everyday materials around the house, that have helped me feel empowered as a mommy and confident in my ability to engage my daughter in purposeful play activities to promote healthy sensory and brain development. As an OT and a mommy to an infant who was diagnosed with mild brain damage at birth, I will be referencing this course for years to come.”

Annie E., OTR/L

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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 6 hours and 25 minutes of 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.

Great Resource for Parents, Caregivers, and Even Therapists!

“This is a great resource for parents, caregivers, and even therapists! The course provides you with knowledge and resources to better support your infant/toddler. The strategies and ideas provided are simple and can be implemented immediately. As an occupational therapist it was a good general review of concepts, but it also gave me ideas for how to better educate parents on strategies to implement at home. I also learned a few new ideas to incorporate into my therapy sessions, and I can incorporate them at home with my own children as well”

Dr. Ashleigh Giles, OTD, OTR/L

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 & Toddler Sensory Development

Fun activities designed by pediatric occupational therapy assistants 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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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

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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!”

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

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Shelly D.
This information needs to be out to the masses

This course is so much more than sensory development! Rachel and Jessica cover all milestone development (gross motor, fine motor , visual motor) in addition to prevalent topics such as TOTs, plagiocephaly & torticollis. The reflex integration section is super comprehensive and a vastly overlooked part of infant development. This information needs to be out to the masses as we are always preaching as therapists!

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Dr. G.
This is a great resource for parents, caregivers, and even therapists!

This is a great resource for parents, caregivers, and even therapists! The course provides you with knowledge and resources to better support your infant/toddler. The strategies and ideas provided are simple and can be implemented immediately. As an occupational therapist it was a good general review of concepts but it also gave me ideas for how to better educate parents on strategies to implement at home. I also learned a few new ideas to incorporate into my therapy sessions and I can incorporate them at home with my own children as well.

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Annie O.
easy to implement activities

Rachel & Jessica provide an amazing variety of easy to implement activities, most using everyday materials around the house, that have helped me feel empowered as a mommy and confident in my ability to engage my daughter in purposeful play activities to promote healthy sensory and brain development. As an OT and a mommy to an infant who was diagnosed with mild brain damage at birth, I will be referencing this course for years to come.

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Tina
I love how much expertise went into the making of this course

I love how much expertise went into the making of this course. It gives you a very comprehensive understanding of developmental and sensory milestones and how to best support your child in his/her development. The activity ideas are creative and out of the box but at the same time they can be easily implemented in everyday life without a huge amount of preparation. Rachel and Jessica present everything in a very understandable, easy to follow manner and you can tell their hearts are in this topic! The little videos are a great visual support to understand exactly what theyre talking about

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Karlene O.
So easy to understand

What a great course! So much solid information. So easy to understand and apply to everyday life. So impressed!

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