Gwen Wild

Sensory Integration Therapy: Reduce the Mystery

Many parents are perplexed at the initiation of sensory integration therapy for their child.  "How can all this play actually help my child's behavior?", parents may question.  Let me explain. Sensory processing isms often manifest...

Address Difficult Behaviors When It’s Sensory AND Behavior

Have you experienced any of these challenges? Similar challenges? Let's take a look at common challenging behaviors and discover how to address difficult behaviors with sensory input. A seven year-old insists on wearing the same...

Calming Activities for Anxiety & Sensory Issues

With three daughters in their tweens and early teens, mornings around our house are still my least favorite time of day. But when my girls were a little younger, there were mornings I was...

Three Simple Ways to Make a Weighted Blanket

"It’s 11 pm and you’ve gone into your child’s room for the 5th time. You stay calm, you rub his back AGAIN, tell him to look at the stars painted on the ceiling and...
Transitions - School Bus

5 Tips for Better Transitions

Transitions are rough for many of us. As a parent, I even struggle when transitioning from the peace and quiet of my home office to the hustle and bustle that instantly ensues when my...
seat-based-strategies

Seat-Based Sensory Strategies to Keep Students Seated and Focused

My daughters have only been back in school a couple of days now and they are already counting down the weeks until Spring Break! It seems really far away right now and they are...

Sensory Strategies for Under-Responders, Part 2

Last month in The Under-Responsive Side of SPD, Part 1, I talked about the sensory modulation continuum and the specific needs of children with "isms" that are under-responsive to sensory input. This month, I'd...

The Under-Responsive Side of SPD, Part 1

Do you have a child who loves to crash, jump, bump, run, whirl and spin? A child who simply WILL NOT sit still?! Chances are you have a “sensory seeker”! Or do you instead...

Importance of Tummy Time: How to Help Your Baby Get It!

Since the beginning of the "Back to Sleep" campaign in 1992, physicians and therapists noticed significant changes in the achievement of developmental motor milestones such as delays in rolling, sitting, crawling, and pull-to-stand. This recommendation...

Three Ways to Meet Teenage Sensory Needs

I think all of us who work with kids with sensory processing isms feel helpless at times in meeting teenage sensory needs. In fact, one of the most common questions I get is: "What works...