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National Sleep Comfort Month

Considering Natural Botanicals for Sleep?

Sleep Deprivation is a monumental issue for many families living with autism spectrum disorder. Not only is the child impacted by the lack of required sleep, but the parent who stays up with the child is equally impacted. Exasperated parents have certainly tried just about everything…but maybe there is something that you have yet to […]

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holiday-meltdowns

Prevent Holiday Meltdowns for You and Your Child

Holiday gatherings have led to some of the most humungous meltdowns we’ve experienced with my youngest son Jake, who is diagnosed on the severe end of the autism spectrum.  I can’t say I haven’t joined him a time or two either!  Once the tears have cleared and the peace restored, reflection really helps for creating […]

Wilma Jean Worry Machine

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine

Anxiety is a subjective sense of worry, apprehension, and/or fear. It is considered to be the number one health problem in America. Although quite common, anxiety disorders in children are often misdiagnosed and overlooked. Everyone feels fear, worry and apprehension from time to time, but when these feelings prevent a person from doing what he/she […]

Veteran's Day 2

Observe Veterans Day with 10 Sensory Ideas

Today is Veterans Day and we have ten sensory friendly activities to get you started in the celebration.  As I don my sensory savvy lenses, I present to you sensory solutions to garner  – proprioceptive input tactile input visual discrimination motor planning oral motor input olfactory input 1. Patriotic Songs Bingo For auditory input, how […]

Dysgraphia

Taking the Mystery Out of Dysgraphia

Do you know a child who loves school but hates to complete written assignments? Is there a student in your class who can tell you all about the last book he read but cannot write an age-appropriate book report? Or are you the parent of a child who receives low grades when she has A-level […]

light therapy

Light Therapy: Will Looking at a Light Help Me in School?

“Will looking at a light help me in school?” was recently asked by one of my current vision therapy patients, “Henry”. “Henry” is an eight your old boy currently in the third grade. He struggles with reading, comprehension and staying on task in school and while doing his homework assignments at home. Fortunately for him, […]

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