Britt Collins

Defining the Six Subtypes of SPD

A leader in the field of all things sensory, Dr. Lucy J. Miller of the STAR Center - Sensory Therapies and Research, poses that there are six subtypes of SPD.  SPD is an acronym...
Sensational Kids

Five Fundamental Facts about SPD

So many children have sensory issues and many people are not as familiar with Sensory Integration (SI). Many Occupational Therapists (OT’s) are trained in SI work and use this in their treatment when working...
tactile defensive

Tactile Defensive? Start with the other Senses

When children are defensive or sensory over-responsive to certain tactile input, it can really affect their ability to function. Some children are sensitive to tags in their shirts, touching sticky or gooey things (like...

Tips to Decrease Back-to-School Stress

It’s that time of year again where you are stressing about whether or not you and your child are ready to go back to school, or maybe they are starting kindergarten! How exciting. You...

Million Dollar Question: Sensory or Behavior?

Isn’t that the million dollar question when dealing with a child with special needs? Is your child on the autism spectrum? Does your child have sensory processing disorder or both? Does your child throw...

Spring Time is Here!

Well it’s that time of the year again – the flowers  are blooming, birds are chirping, the sun is out longer during the day and we all know its Spring!  For many of us...

Working with Aggressive Children

As any type of therapist or parent, it’s difficult to work with a child that demonstrates aggressive behavior.  When you are a parent, you are dealing with it all of the time.  Many times,...

Importance of Relationship and Engagement

It’s the New Year and everyone is trying to set their New Year’s Resolution and try to figure out how to stick with it. They are also trying to recover from the holidays and...