Understanding Your Baby’s Sensory Needs: The Impact of Sensory Stimulation
Amirra Johnson, Amirra Johnson, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, OTD, OTR/L, Certified Newborn Care Specialist
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A few things you’ll discover by tuning into Amirra’s session:
* What is sensory processing and why is this important for my baby?
* Will my baby always respond the same way to sensory stimuli or can this change and sometimes be an over response and sometimes an under response?
* How will my baby's sensory needs change throughout the first year?
* How can I tell if my baby's fussing or cranky periods are related to unmet sensory needs or feeling overstimulated?
And so much more!
Dr. Amirra Johnson, OTD, OTR/L is a graduate of MGH Institute of Health Professions where she completed her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree with a focus in pediatrics. She completed clinical rotations in acute care and hospital-based outpatient pediatrics where she was exposed to a variety of diagnoses, conditions, and treatment interventions. Her doctoral research was conducted at Seattle Children’s Hospital to explore the role of OT in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as involvement with the Pediatric Intensive Feeding Program.
Dr. Johnson currently practices as a pediatric occupational therapist in Early Intervention in Phoenix, AZ. She is an integral part of a team committed to serving the needs of families and children in the community. She specializes in the treatment of infants born premature, infants born substance-exposed, and infants and children with sensory processing challenges. She has experience working with a variety of diagnoses, conditions, and syndromes to develop unique treatment plans that facilitate improvements in all areas of early childhood development.
Dr. Johnson is a current member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, executive board member for the Arizona OT Association, active participant with the Coalition of OT Advocates for Diversity, and member of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists, where she was also selected as a presenter at the NANT 2019 National Conference.
Dr. Johnson is the founder of Marvelous Mirracles, a platform designed to empower and equip therapists and families with the tools and resources to provide capable and confident care for infants and toddlers. In her free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys cooking, reading, international and domestic travel, hiking with her dogs, and spending time with family.
Visit the Marvelous Mirracles website.
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