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Kimberly Z. Syers

Kimberly Z. Syers is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and the mother to a two-year-old little boy. She has her BA in Psychology and her MS in Occupational Therapy from Kean University. Kimberly works exclusively in Early Intervention with infants, toddlers, and children 0-3 years of age. She is the founder of, a website and blog for parents, caregivers, and practitioners to learn about Occupational Therapy, sensory integration, and childhood development. She is also the creator of BabyOT on Facebook, a community for parents and practitioners to ask questions and learn more about Early Intervention and Occupational Therapy. Kimberly is in the process of writing a parenting book on a sensory approach to managing meltdowns and other challenging behaviors in toddlers and young children. Follow her on

Advice on Understanding and Calming Sensory Overload in Children

Advice on Understanding and Calming Sensory Overload in Children

As a pediatric occupational therapist and a mother, I try my best to fully understand each child and his/her sensory needs, both at home and in my practice.  Children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) tend to experience sensory overload or adverse reactions to sensory input more frequently than typically […]

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