Articles by Kim Griffin

October 3, 2023

Issue 24, Page 8-9: Four key areas to consider when using sensory support

I get a sinking feeling in my stomach when asked to provide quick sensory ideas which schools can use with their students. This is because...

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August 5, 2021

Primary teachers – do you need some sensory inspiration?

Kim Griffin's first book with Bloomsbury, ‘100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Sensory Processing Difficulties’ is now available. The 100 ideas series is designed to give teachers a...

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April 1, 2021

How working from home has changed our posture

Over the last 12 months I, like many others have had to change the way I work and one of the biggest downsides of this...

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June 18, 2020

Embedding Sensory Strategies into Daily Life

You may have heard of the term sensory diet. Typically, this is a list of sensory strategies to carry out with a child throughout the...

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January 9, 2020

What does body awareness have to do with language processing?

In this article occupational therapist Kim Griffin from GriffinOT will explore the links between the proprioceptive sense and language processing. If you are wondering why...

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January 1, 2020

Issue 16, Page 6-7: There’s more to handwriting than pencil grasp!

Although a child needs many skills to be competent at handwriting, the first thing that is typically considered when they have difficulty writing is their...

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September 10, 2019

Q&A with Kim Griffin, OT

Kim Griffin, Occupational Therapist, has written 2 articles for The Link magazine.  In issue 14 Kim describes how she uses her OT sessions as an...

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August 1, 2019

Issue 15, Page 3: What does Body Awareness have to do with Language Processing?

What is proprioception? Proprioception is often called our hidden sixth sense. Cells of our body, called proprioceptors, located in our muscles and joints, receive sensory information...

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June 1, 2019

Issue 14, Page 12-13: Exploring language with your senses

As an occupational therapist (OT) I have used the five senses in therapy sessions to enhance children’s language development and understanding. Here are some of...

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