Author Archives: Emily Lauren

About Emily Lauren

Jenny Clark, OTR/L, BCP (AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics), is a licensed pediatric occupational therapist with over 22 years experience working as a school-based occupational therapist, independent contractor for early intervention services, private practitioner, speaker, consultant, author, and inventor. Jenny currently owns a pediatric therapy private practice, Jenny’s Kids, Inc. Jenny Clark Jenny is the author of the best-selling book on sensory processing entitled Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Sensorimotor Early Childhood Activity Themes(AAPC 2004), (Starter Kit available) More recently Ms Clark has written a sequel Learn to Move, Moving Up! Sensorimotor Elementary School Activity Themes (AAPC 2009). In addition, she has published two DVD’s Learn to Move: Dinosaurs (AAPC 2005), a companion to her first book, and Sensory Processing Disorder Kit: Simulations and Solutions for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists (AAPC 2006), which won the 2007 media in excellence video award from Autism Society of America. Jenny’s newest publication is a music CD, Sing, Move, Learn (AAPC 2010), which accompanies the songs in her first book. Ms. Clark is a contributing author for the book Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals (Greenwood Publishing Group 2007), as well as a chapter author for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Strategies. (Pearson Publishing 2011 by Boutot & Myles). Jenny is the inventor of the Patent-Pending “Weigh” Cool Bracelet. Jenny has spoken both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including sensory integration/processing. She received her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and graduated with distinction from the University of Kansas.

Introducing Letter Treasure Hunt

Attention parents, educators and therapists! Letter Treasure Hunt (Therapro, inc. 2014) combines exercise and handwriting practice in a motivating and fun game to get kids moving and to develop important handwriting skills. It can be used in home settings, school … Continue reading

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Every brain is different

Jenny Clark gives lecture at ‘Every Brain Is Different’ Conference in Overland Park, Kansas, March 29. Continue reading

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OT and Social Skills

The dream of every parent of a child with a developmental disability is to raise her so that she will fit in with society and be happy. Occupational Therapy improves sensory integration, motor skills and cognitive ability, but OT also … Continue reading

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Fidelity-OT Report Card

Pediatric Occupational Therapy has a specific purpose and system for treating children experiencing Sensory Integration dysfunction.  Over the years since A. Jean Ayres advanced the field of Occupational Therapy with her theory of Sensory Integration, there have been gradual deviations … Continue reading

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Dyspraxia Diagnosis and Treatment

Last year Prof. Sara Rosenblum of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Haifa performed a study on 40 children to determine if there is a way to scientifically diagnose Dyspraxia from objective measurements of handwriting. Using a … Continue reading

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Love your canine assistant

Jennifer Arnold, founder of Canine Assistants teaches us that pure love motivates a trained service dog to perform tasks for his person.  Dogs depend on humans for their survival.  The loving relationship between dog and person is key to all … Continue reading

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Lullaby and Goodnight (part 2)

If your child is experiencing difficulties sleeping, she may have a sleep disorder.In Part 1 of this article, I discussed symptoms and approaches to identifying sleep disorders in your child. Once you have identified the causes of your child’s sleep … Continue reading

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