This is Sweetie. Like many dogs, she hates storms. She seeks out proprioceptive input (tight spaces = tight hug) to decrease her anxiety. She also has her Thundervest on which helps too. You can decrease your child's anxiety or worry by offering opportunities for deep pressure (wheelbarrow walks, tight hug, heavy blanket, jump on trampoline, etc.). It works and their autonomic nervous system will thank you! #learningcharms #proprioception #dogs #anxiousdog #occupationaltherapy#thunderstorm #heavywork #autonomicnervoussystem @wickstephanie
About the blogger: Stephanie Wick is a pediatric occupational therapist that founded and is lead O.T. at Learning Charms.
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