Proprioception - Episode 6 of the Trauma Tips Series

May 3, 2018

In Episode 6 of the Trauma Tips Series, Marti Smith, OTR/L discusses the Proprioception System.  Proprioception is more than just knowing where you are in space.  In this video, the proprioceptive system is explained and tips for helping children who struggle with this calming sense are explored.  If you have every wondered why your OT has suggested a sensory diet, a weighted vest, a weighted blanket, or heavy work activities, this video will give some clarity to that.  

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Sound and Auditory Sense - Episode 5 of the Trauma Tips Series

May 1, 2018

In Episode 5 of the Trauma Tips Series, Marti Smith, OTR/L discusses tips to help children who are challenged by noises and auditory sensitivities.  Bill Boggess, M.S. joins Marti to discuss hearing and compassion for differences from an audiologist's view.  

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How to Respond to People with LOVE and Help Them Share Their Story

April 30, 2018

How to Respond to People with LOVE and Help Them Share Their Story- Episode 4 of the Trauma Tips Series, Marti Smith, OTR/L speaks with Deana Boggess, author of Grace Without Margins  and Disability Educator about how to respond with compassion.  Deana discusses the importance of hearing someone's story and how to support them in a loving and non-judgemental way.  Deana has been a champion for inclusion, acceptance, education, and kindness for nearly 30 years and shares a few of her tips with us.

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All About Lycra from THE Lycra Princess - Episode 4 of the Trauma Tips Series

April 28, 2018

In this episode, Marti demonstrates a variety of fun and therapeutic uses for Lycra stretch material.  Sewing, size, purchasing, hanging, products, and other useful information is shared.

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Co-Regulation with Monkey Poop and Mirror Neurons

April 26, 2018

In this podcast, Jamie and Marti discuss how people and farm animals will interact with one another in a social and emotional manner.  

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What is Trauma Tips?- Episode 1 of the Trauma Tips Series

April 26, 2018

In this short, four minute video, Marti Smith, OTR/L explains why she created the Trauma Tips series based on her own life experiences.  Her goal is to bring hope, compassion, and healing to families who struggle with sensory processing and trauma related difficulties.  

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Sleep - Episode 3 of the Trauma Tips Series

April 25, 2018

In episode Three of the Trauma Tips Series, Marti Smith, OTR/L discusses some tips to help children get more sleep.  

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Nutrition - Episode 2 of the Trauma Tips Series

April 24, 2018

This Video is part of Mart's Trauma Tips Series where she gives tips for the questions she is asked most often.  In this video, Marti Smith, OTR/L discusses how important food is socially and gives simple suggestions of ways to help children increase their nutritional intake.  

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Bunnies and Blood Pressure

April 24, 2018

Jamie and Marti share the exciting preliminary findings of what happens to people's blood pressure when they hold a rabbit.

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Animals and connection

April 24, 2018

Reconnecting through farming principles for stronger communities, mental health, and physical well-being. 

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