proprioceptive awareness & neurodiversity

Proprioceptive awareness and neurodiversity were recently discussed with Clinical Occupational Therapist, Hadley Vargas, MSOT, OTR/L at The Neurodivergent Collective. Click the video above to hear the full interview.


Filmed with Hadley Vargas, MSOT, OTR/L | Clinical Occupational Therapist


A lot of people know about weighted blankets. That’s something that we use in occupational therapy that gives us the sense of proprioception. So proprioception is our feedback that we’re getting through our joints. So someone who is seeking proprioceptive input would like weight on them, or would like feedback through their joints, because it gives them more awareness. People who are not as responsive, or may not have as much awareness with their proprioceptive sense, may not be as aware of their surroundings, and their hand, maybe they hit their hand as they’re walking ’cause they’re not quite as aware of all of their body parts. That’s our proprioceptive awareness.



Hadley Vargas has extensive experience assessing and treating clients with a holistic approach addressing a variety of conditions including, but not limited to: sensory processing disorder (SPD), ASD, ADHD, dyspraxia, psychological disorders, and physical disorders. As a clinician, she utilizes an affirming and strengths-based framework for developing interventions. She has worked in a wide array of settings from sensory clinics to school-based to outpatient to home health to community mental health with an age range from birth to geriatric.



Sensory Processing for School Based Practice, Licensed and Credentialed Occupational Therapist, Handwriting Without Tears, Training in Telehealth Treatment, Trauma-Informed Treatment

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