Outings/Events

5 Ways to Use Wrapping Paper for Sensory Diets

No matter what your faith tradition, it seems that at this is the time of year wrapping paper is ubiquitous. Instead of tossing your torn pieces out, try looking at them with an eye...

Festivity of Foods: Not for Kids with Anxious Moods

For many kids with anxious moods, holiday meals are nothing to celebrate.  Let's explore the anxious moods of Maddie, Anthony and Patty.  Discover tips and ideas to reduce or eliminate a child's anxiety around...

5 Holiday Visit Tips for Your Sensory Child

The end of the year provides many opportunities for holiday celebrations and gatherings. Although many of us would like to join in on the festivities and raise a glass to the New Year, these...
Sensory Gift Giving

Want a Joyous Holiday Season? Mind those Sensory Needs

It’s getting closer and closer to that time! The holiday season is upon us.  The children are beginning to get excited about the wonder of upcoming holiday adventures.  While their excitement is ramping up,...
Therapeutic Holiday Gift Giving

35 Holiday Gift Ideas for Therapeutic Play

The holiday season is here in full swing.  With the holidays quickly approaching, it may be hard to figure out an appropriate gift to give to children impacted by various isms.  Consider giving a...
Holiday Gatherings

Holiday Gatherings: Sensory Kids Can Thrive

Years ago, having visitors in our home during the holiday season was a huge source of stress for my daughter.  It did not matter who it was either.   Holiday gatherings during holiday season...
Thanksgiving - Sensory

Sensory Strategies for Holiday Dinners

The word Holiday alone brings up a wide variety of emotions. For some, feelings of joy, cheer, peace, and relaxation fill their bodies. For others, feelings of nervousness, anxiety, or stress may begin to...
thanksgiving

Six Tips to Ease Your Child into Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a frenetic time of year that may overshadow the “Hallmark” moment we all try to make of it  In fact, for a child with various isms, Thanksgiving can be torture.  To...
veteran's day

The Poppies Blow: Activities to Honor Veteran’s Day

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915.  A poem to honor Veterans on Veteran's Day. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks,...
Halloween Sensory

Sensory Tips for a Happy Halloween

Itchy costumes, greasy face paint, strangers in masks, constant social interactions, scary music and black lights on porches… Halloween can be a short road to SENSORY OVERLOAD!  But there are some things you can...