Summer Break

Traveling with a Sensory Seeking Child

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...
special needs camp

Discover Summer Camp Success for Your Special Needs Child

Happy summer, everyone! Today's topic is addressing one of the summer's most difficult challenges: summer camps. Selecting a Camp Depending on what type of camp your child attends, whether it be a typical camp or a...

Self-Regulation – Attained from an Old Sandbox

The sun is shining. You’re itching to get outside. However, you know you need a little something special to lure the sensory child in your life outside into the heat.  All you have to...

Summertime Heat Equals Heightened Anxiety

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and in your mind you think the best way to spend a stifling hot summer day is by taking the kids to a local splash pad...
Social Cognition

Prevent Social Skills from Backsliding

Ah, those lazy days of summer! What kid doesn’t look forward to the end of the school year? While summer offers a much deserved break from the structure and pressures of the classroom, the summer...

Summer: Perfect Time to Develop Social & Self-Help Skills

Summer is right around the corner! Kids will be home from school, sleeping in late, and procrastinating on any assigned summer reading.  When I was in middle school, summer had to be “productive”.  For...
Back to School Prep

Summer Preparation for Back to School

Sorry to break it to everyone, but before we know it, we will be back to school shopping . One of the things that is good to do over the summer is to prepare...
Summer Activities

Inside, Outside and On the Go – 30 Ways to have a FUN-Structured...

Many people count the days until summer vacation, but for families affected by various isms, summer can bring hours of unstructured downtime leading to an increase in behavioral challenges. School routines disappear, therapy hours...

Fun Games to Keep the Summer Time Busy

Remember the game “I Spy”? Well summer is the perfect time to play this game and many others that cost little to no money. Here are some ideas how to incorporate fun games in...

Create an Activity Passport for a Sensory Regulated Summer

Ideas for a Sensory Regulated Summer 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. Summertime birthdays,...