Sensory

Ignite the Imagination! DIY Musical Instruments

Miles Davis, the famous jazz pianist once said, "I'll play it first and tell you what it's called later." By that I'm sure he was speaking of musical improvisation. Great creative musicians, as well...

Enhance Learning and Development through TAAP

Treadmill For Students with Autism and Apraxia Protocol (TAAP) : A Novel Approach to Enhance Learning and Development TAAP is a visual motor exercise program developed by an experienced pediatric physical therapist named Debra...
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Incorporate Balance and Vestibular Activities into Lessons

Have you every considered incorporating balance and vestibular activities into your lesson plans?  The result of calm, regulated and eager learners will certainly inspire you to add more activities.  Give it a go and...

Sensory Fun in the Summer

Get ready for summertime and plan some sensory fun for you and your child. Depending on where you live, summer may take its sweet time to get here or may be trying to make...

Special Needs and Song Writing

Historically, songwriting has been a very powerful voice for people to share their feelings, their stories, their achievements, their motivations and so much more. It can also provide a great way for children to...

Defining the Six Subtypes of SPD

A leader in the field of all things sensory, Dr. Lucy J. Miller of the STAR Center - Sensory Therapies and Research, poses that there are six subtypes of SPD.  SPD is an acronym...
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7 Sloppy Handwriting Solutions, Part 1

There are many components that lead to legible handwriting, which can be overwhelming for many children. As parents and professionals, we need to keep the end goal in mind. Are we there to make...
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Sun Salutations for Vestibular Input

Swinging is known to have a calming effect on the nervous system. The rhythmical movements and repetitive pattern give steady, even input to the vestibular system. Swinging is soothing and calming. If there is someone...

Understanding Auditory Processing Disorder

In trying to help my son, Xander, with his sensory issues, it proved to be a much more complicated journey than it was with my daughter, Jaimie. With her, once we knew she had...

Engaging Reluctant Children in Art Play

One of the concerns repeatedly raised by parents is their child’s lack of interest and willingness to engage in art play, especially coloring, drawing and beginning writing activities. Often this is the parent of a...