Sensory

therpeutic-horseback

The Therapeutic Value of Horseback Riding

The motion of the horse simulates the human walk.  Therefore, when sitting on a horse, the hips move in a forward and backward motion, side to side, and a rotational 'swing'.  In addition, without...

Sensory Strategies for Under-Responders, Part 2

Last month in The Under-Responsive Side of SPD, Part 1, I talked about the sensory modulation continuum and the specific needs of children with "isms" that are under-responsive to sensory input. This month, I'd...

Why the Brushing Program is so Secretive?

The brushing program is an intervention that supports children with tactile defensiveness who struggle to cope in a world that is often annoying, stressful and overwhelming. Light or unexpected touch can trigger a defensive response...
Easter Eggs - Sensory Input

Plastic Easter Eggs – Loads of Sensory Input

Spring is right around the corner and with it may come an extra dose of sensory challenges.   For some children, seasonal changes in clothing, weather and routine bring just enough extra or unfamiliar input...
Sensory Diet-Trampoline

Identify Your Child’s Sensory Needs

With an increased awareness of sensory issues, many parents become concerned that their child may have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  If you are concerned that your child is showing sensory isms, then I recommend...

How to Receive the Greatest Benefit from Your Child’s Therapy Sessions

A typical chain of events leading up to enrollment in a therapy program is as follows: A parent begins to have concerns about the behaviors or skill development of his/her child. After some time, the concern...

Bowling: A Wonderful Sensory Activity

Bowling is a wonderful sensory activity for kids.  No matter how you and your child decides to bowl, bowling is a simple, fun activity that offers heavy work, motor planning, strengthening, and visual motor...
light therapy

Light Therapy: Will Looking at a Light Help Me in School?

"Will looking at a light help me in school?" was recently asked by one of my current vision therapy patients, “Henry”. "Henry" is an eight your old boy currently in the third grade. He...
Yoga in the Classroom

Strike a Pose, Breathe Deep – Obtain Attuned Classroom

Trying to teach kids who are distracted, disruptive or daydreaming isn’t fun or effective. But with a packed schedule and a tight curriculum, what is a teacher to do? As a yoga teacher of course...
Sensory Pine Cones

5 Ideas to Make Pine Cones Part of Your Sensory Diet

For many of us, as cooler weather arrives, it becomes a season for boldly braving outerwear battles in order to get our children outside for a healthy dose of natural sensory input. With my...