Traveling with a Sensory Seeking Child


Holiday break is just around the corner and many are planning vacations.  If you have a child with a sensory processing disorder and/or other isms, extra planning can help make the experience more successful and less stressful for everyone. When you plan your vacation, think about your child’s sensory needs and how they respond to […]

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Sensory Integration Experiences through Art

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Art can be a great way for kids with special isms to get sensory experiences they crave and enjoy.   It can also be a good place for children with sensory integration challenges to be introduced to new materials and develop a stronger tolerance for various materials. Ideas For Kids Who Love Sensory Experiences Tape  Some […]

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Keep Exercise Alive During the School Year


The summer is speeding by and before we know it the first day of school will be here. Children face many transitions at the beginning of the school year. One lesser thought of transition is the dramatic shift between the amount of exercise children get over the summer compared to the typical school schedule. Transitioning […]

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Creating Sensory Diets at Home


Children with sensory processing disorder/differences (SPD) are often at the mercy of their environment. Our goal as their parents, teachers and therapists is to provide the sensory experiences they need in order to stay well regulated. Sensory input can alert us (examples: roller coaster, coffee, rock music) or help calm us (examples: rocking, massage, soft […]

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A High Intensity Sport May Suit Your Child’s Needs


Sports can be a wonderful experience for kids. In addition to the obvious physical exercise, there are many benefits. Children learn responsibility and commitment, while having  fun. They can also develop teamwork and leadership skills. Physical activity can help alleviate stress, something many of our children need. Selecting an appropriate sport for children with “invisible” […]

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Identify Your Child’s Sensory Needs


If you think your child has possible sensory issues or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), then you need to get your pediatrician to refer you to an Occupational Therapist (OT)–preferably an outpatient/clinic based therapist that is qualified in Sensory Integration therapy. That therapist can give you (the parent/caregiver) a questionnaire to fill out to gather information […]

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Use these Steps to Tease Apart Discipline or Sensory Issues


Is this behavior a discipline issue or a sensory one? This is the dilemma that so many parents face after learning that their child has a sensory processing disorder or difference. The short answer is: If the behavior does not respond to disciplinary or behavioral techniques, think sensory. Better yet, first analyze behaviors from a […]

Using a Body Sox for Sensory Input


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


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 […]

Tunnels Help Develop Motor Skills and Muscle Strength


Use this alone or combine it with the . You can also add the  to the tent. All these items are sold separately, for the ultimate play experience. They feature sturdy spring steel construction for lasting fun and collapse down for easy storage. These play items are ideal for children who may benefit from weight […]

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