Occupational Therapy -> Sensory -> Tactile

Tactile

Tactile processing is the way in which we take in and interpret what we touch and physically feel. Examples of tactile processing challenges include the following examples: inability to notice extremely hot or extremely cold temperatures, difficulty tolerating the feel of pants or long shirts in the winter, becoming dysregulated when hands or face are messy during mealtime, and limited tolerance of various food textures impacting participation in meals.

Resources

  • Easter Egg 60 Min Decoration Recipe preview

    Easter Egg 60 Min Decoration Recipe

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    60 min Easter Eggs Decoration decoupage style with the step-by-step recipe and photo album. Supplies: eggs, muffin tray, napkins, EGGWHITE, paintbrush.

  • Home Exercise Program Hand Strengthening preview

    Home Exercise Program Hand Strengthening

    Krystan Inman

    Hand strength is important to develop fine motor skills needed for daily tasks such as pencil grasp and handwriting, scissors skills and self-care such as dressing, eating, and brushing teeth.

  • Making Snow Cream - Photo Story preview

    Making Snow Cream - Photo Story

    Virginia Ingram, MS CCC-SLP

    Recipe Resource. Sensory Integration Resource. Language Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. A photo story to use when making Snow Cream.

    Includes activity list
  • Easter Egg 20 Min Decoration preview

    Easter Egg 20 Min Decoration

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Four activity sheets: 1 egg and 8 animal images for decoration (rooster, duck, frog, bee, caterpillar, butterfly, turtle, fish) Cut or tear and glue images. 3 slides: sound, move, and spelling. Wha...

    Includes activity list
  • Leaves Fine Motor Art preview

    Leaves Fine Motor Art

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Colors. Fall. Leaves Art. Easy Art and Craft. Fine Motor. Group Work. Family Art. Occupational Therapy.

  • Homemade Sugar Scrub preview

    Homemade Sugar Scrub

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, OTR

    Sensory Integration Resource. Recipe Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Physical Therapy Resource. Homemade sugar scrub can be made to use in the home, in the clinic, and during teletherapy w...

  • Cutting Skills - Cats preview

    Cutting Skills - Cats

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Cutting Skills. Coloring Skills, Occupational Therapy Resource. Pets.

  • Five Senses: My Birthday preview

    Five Senses: My Birthday

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Occupational Therapy Resource. Language Resource. Speech resource. SLP. OT. Senses. We feel it is our birthday by smelling cake, feeling love and touching presents, seeing happy faces, and hearing ...

  • ORIGAMI With Instructions preview

    ORIGAMI With Instructions

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Origami Step-By-Step instructions: Boat; Fortune Teller; 4-Pointed Star; Hat; Pine Tree; Snapper; Talking Dog; Star Box.

  • Cutting Skills preview

    Cutting Skills

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Fine Motor Resource. Cutting Skills Resource. Scissors Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Cutting Shapes.

  • Scavenger Hunt preview

    Scavenger Hunt

    Krystan Inman

    A scavenger hunt is fun and can be rewarding. It can boost in self-confidence and offer a sense of accomplishment our children often need. It can build self-esteem and encourage children to mingle ...

  • How to Make Ice Cream In a Bag preview

    How to Make Ice Cream In a Bag

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, OTR

    Feeding Therapy Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Physical Therapy Resource. This is a recipe for making homemade ice cream in a bag. This would be great for OT, PT, or SLP. This can be made...

    Includes activity list
  • Snow Cream Recipe preview

    Snow Cream Recipe

    Virginia Ingram, MS CCC-SLP

    Feeding Resource. Recipe Resource. In-person. Language Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Recipe for making snow cream. Use in feeding, speech, or occupational therapy.

    Includes activity list
  • Personal Hygiene Items preview

    Personal Hygiene Items

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Personal Hygiene and Body Parts. One visual of hygiene items for kids and 2 worksheets to promote an open and honest discussion about the importance of good hygiene habits.

    Includes activity list
  • Advanced Cutting Skills preview

    Advanced Cutting Skills

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Cutting Resources for Older Students. Cutting, Folding, Gluing, and Coloring Resource. Advanced Fine Motor Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource.

  • September Recipe Apple Crisp With Slides preview

    September Recipe Apple Crisp With Slides

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Feeding Resource. Sensory Integration Resource. Tactile Resource. Olfactory Resource. Recipe. Language Resource. Sequencing resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Speech Resource.

    Includes activity list
  • Handwriting With Joke Concepts preview

    Handwriting With Joke Concepts

    Virginia Ingram, CCC-SLP

    April Fools Day. Use these handwriting worksheets to practice letter formation. This will also help test expressive and receptive language skills as each of the terms are synonyms for jokes or joking.

    Includes activity list
  • S is For Shaving Cream - A Sensory Activity preview

    S is For Shaving Cream - A Sensory Activity

    Bethany Ayer

    Sensory Integration Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. This is meant to be a sensory activity which can assist with reducing tactile sensitivity, encourage pre handwriting skills (by drawing ...

  • Pencil Control Exercises- Vertical Lines preview

    Pencil Control Exercises- Vertical Lines

    Glenna Nave

    Writing Resource. Pre-writing Worksheet. Fine Motor Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. OT. Pencil Control. Directions: connect the dots while keeping marks inside the pathway.

  • Butter Recipe preview

    Butter Recipe

    Virginia Ingram, MS, CCC-SLP

    This is a recipe for making butter that can be used in just about any therapy session. The recipe is very easy but requires persistence and the ability to stay on task. Prep ideas: • Print and lami...

    Includes activity list

Goal Bank

  • Given sensory strategies, Migdalia will tolerate holding a pencil to complete classroom written tasks 80% of the time as measured by observation and data collection to improve tactile skills over 5 consecutive therapy sessions.

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Related Disorder(s)

  • Sensory processing disorders - Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses.