What Exactly IS Sensory Processing Disorder?

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Have you been told that your child has a sensory processing disorder (SPD)? If so, you may be wondering exactly what that is! October is National Sensory Awareness month, so this is the perfect time to address this topic. I’m going to explain sensory processing disorders to you in the most basic way possible, and […]

Impulsive, Hyperactive and Emotional: Risky Behavior

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Don’t be fooled by the name. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more about self-regulation than attention. Kids with ADHD often struggle to regulate emotions, activity level and impulses in addition to attention, and may even have difficulty regulating the amount of information their brains process. Most of us can just “tune out” background noise […]

5 Sensory Ways to Celebrate Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month

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Did you know that we are half-way through Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month?   More importantly, are you struggling with getting some nutrition into your picky eater? Then, you may want to include fruits and vegetables in your child’s sensory diet in the near future.  For despite the common reprimand among the general population of […]

Kool Aid Play Dough Activity for Sensational Sniffers!

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Sensational Sniffers!!! My 3 boys all have hypersensitive smell, they can smell things long before I can, and I think I have a pretty good sniffer. I usually get asked on a daily basis by one or more or my children “Mommy, whats that smell!!” They cannot tolerate perfumes, air fresheners, cleaners etc… If something […]

Plan a Sensational Summer-Time Event!

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Getting ready for the backyard festivities of summer can be a daunting task when the sensory processing needs of your child, and other children, require your extra consideration. Plan a Well Paced Program  Summertime birthdays, barbecues, and seasonal festivals can be a bit easier when you can unleash the bunch on the great outdoors. Still, […]

Sensory Awareness Month…Kool Aid Play Dough

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Sensational Smellers!!! My 3 boys all have hypersensitive smell, they can smell things long before I can, and I think I have a pretty good sniffer. I usually get asked on a daily basis by one or more or my children “Mommy, whats that smell!!” They don’t tolerate perfumes, air fresheners, cleaners etc… If something […]

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