Tactile Experiences for Sensory Regulation

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The tactile system is the sense of touch. This is the sensory system that helps us to learn about our bodies and our environment. It is important in the development of a child’s body scheme (the internal map of our body and how we use our body to interact with the environment). The tactile system […]

Tactile Shaving Cream Adventures

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One day while I was cleaning the bathroom I realized the house was too quiet. I called out for my son- his response was wild laughter. I took off my gloves and walked down the hall to the living room. I turned a corner and almost passed out. My son was lying on the coffee […]

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Superbowl Sensory Snack Sensations

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Whether you are an NFL football fan or not, pretty much everyone realizes when the NFL Super Bowl championship game is played. TV commercials and grocery store displays shout out this information in one way or another.  You and your children can have some sensory and fine motor fun while learning valuable life skills. This […]

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Tactile Defensive? Start with the other Senses

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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 glue or finger paint), walking barefoot in grass or light touch. Others may crave touch with a desire to touch everything […]

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Long Summer Vacation? Top 10 Ways to Maintain Your Student’s Attention!

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One of the most difficult transitions in the school system is coming back from summer vacation! Most likely your students have been staying up late, sleeping in, had limited structure, and doing new and exciting things. Now they are going to be required to sit and learn in a structured environment. Try to allow for […]

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6 Strategies for Surviving a Nursing Home Visit with Your Child

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What do you do when you have both a child with sensory challenges and a friend or relative in a nursing home? Short of ignoring one to attend to the other, you strategize.  In order to experience the most successful nursing home visit together that you can, don your Sensory Savvy lenses and rise to […]

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The 101 on Fidgets

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I think of a fidget as any small item or toy that helps keep one’s hands busy and helps them focus while completing an activity. Almost anything can be a sensory fidget. Even basic household items or small party favor toys can make great fidgets. You can make your own fidgets, or buy them from […]

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Why the “Brushing” Program is so Secretive

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Children and adults with tactile defensiveness struggle to cope in a world that is often annoying, stressful and/or overwhelming. Light or unexpected touch can trigger a defensive response that significantly interferes with everyday activities (getting dressed, brushing hair, getting along with peers, being in a busy classroom). Fortunately there is much that can be done […]

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Using a Body Sox for Sensory Input

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The is great for children with sensory issues. The material is see-through and breathable. Children become enraptured as they begin to understand and explore the three-dimensional space they individually occupy. Your kids will soon discover the calming and organizing effect of the . Great for those with Sensory Processing Disorder, autism, ADHD, and Asperger’s. Features […]

The Moon Sand Starter Set Provides Tactile Input

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The comes with everything needed for sand play in one convenient set. The modeling material feels and responds just like wet sand, bringing the beach home to your kids. The kit comes with all the necessary tools needed to create a castle. Once your kids create their sculpture, bake it and it will retain its […]

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