Perspectives

New School Year: Ready or Not, Here We Come!

Summer has been full of fun, relaxation, and swimming. But now all this is about to change as summer is coming to an end. Back-to-school ads started back in July, a sign that the...
Shaving Cream Sensory Fun

Solution for Bath Time Battles for Your Sensory Defensive

Sometimes, our son is a tactile sensory defensive. Oddly enough, at other times, he is a sensory seeker. Almost all the time, of late, he is reluctant to get in the bathtub. So, even...

Special Objects: To Carry Or Not To Carry?

Does your loved one with various isms have comfort or special objects that they like to carry around? I have carried various items with me for as long as I can remember. When I...

What is “Stimming” and Why is it Important?

Does your child frequently rock, bob their knee, make annoying humming noises, squint or smell strange things that he shouldn't?  These behaviours are forms of sensory stimulation or otherwise referred to as  stimming and...
behavior

Autism is a Reason for Behaviors, Not an Excuse

Autism, while it is so much a part of me, it can also make some things harder. The same may be true for the children and adults that you work with who have various...
Sleep - Sensory

Calm Your Child’s Brain to Foster Healthy Sleep

Sleep, or lack there of, is a common complaint for many parents of children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  Since the day we brought our daughter home from the hospital, she has had trouble...

The Five Point Scale – It’s Impact on Self-Regulation

As an individual on the spectrum, I love using The Five Point Scale for self-regulation. I have used it numerous times, in many different situations. One aspect I love about The Five Point Scale...
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Self Esteem: Display Confidence and Boost Confidence

There's a problem in education which I refer to as "the remedial effect" and it can greatly impact a child's self esteem. "The remedial effect" is a form of mostly unintentional discrimination which occurs when...
forgiveness

Teach Children Forgiveness – Let Go of Resentment

Back when my son with autism was in junior high school, he was a target for bullying. As a result, he drew a picture of himself being hung. Above his head, he wrote the...

Learn How to Cope with Change

As an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I like structure and predictability. I enjoy knowing what is going to happen, first, next, and last. Not only do I like knowing what is...