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Tactile Defensive? Start with the other Senses

When children are defensive or sensory over-responsive to certain tactile input, it can really affect their ability to function. Some children are sensitive to tags in their shirts, touching sticky or gooey things (like...

Long Summer Vacation? Top 10 Ways to Maintain Your Student’s Attention!

One of the most difficult transitions in the school system is coming back from summer vacation! Most likely your students have been staying up late, sleeping in, had limited structure, and doing new and...

Wearing SPD Lenses: 7 All-Season Reasons to Purchase Pool Noodles

The first official day of summer is but days away and, so, summer recreation items are on sale everywhere.  Well, don’t just breeze by that bin of inexpensive pool noodles.  Dig down into your...

5 Ideas for Sensory Savvy Picture Book Experiences

For learning, for pleasure and for consistent adult-child time, nothing seems to beat cuddling up to read picture books together.  However, sometimes sensory needs distort the ideal image of such read-together times. Some children cannot...

6 Strategies for Surviving a Nursing Home Visit with Your Child

What do you do when you have both a child with sensory challenges and a friend or relative in a nursing home? Short of ignoring one to attend to the other, you strategize.  In order...
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Tactile Shaving Cream Adventures

One day while I was cleaning the bathroom I realized the house was too quiet. I called out for my son- his response was wild laughter. I took off my gloves and walked down...

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...

5 Ways to Encourage Independent Play

As we move into the new year, we will continue to have crazy weather.  Sometimes weather too poor to send our children out to play.  Yet, there is work to be done, kids to...

Address Difficult Behaviors When It’s Sensory AND Behavior

Have you experienced any of these challenges? Similar challenges? Let's take a look at common challenging behaviors and discover how to address difficult behaviors with sensory input. A seven year-old insists on wearing the same...

Long Grass Offers a Ton of Sensory Input

The old adage says that April showers can bring May flowers.  Along with those flowers comes grass.  Lots of long grass, growing in lawns everywhere.  Grass that can look beautiful.  Unfortunately, it does not...