Sensory

Children with a sensory processing disorder do not organize the input from some or all of the eight sensory systems. Children with sensory isms struggle to pull sensory input together in order to make an appropriate response to the environment. This can result in an inability to orient, stay calm and focus attention throughout daily routines.

A child with a Sensory Discrimination Disorder may struggle with one of the eight senses - auditory, interoception, olfactory, oral, proprioception, tactile, vestibular or visual.

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Transitions: Yoga and Mindfulness to the Rescue

I lead professional development workshops for educators, all over the country. I always ask teachers, “What is the most challenging part of your day?” If I asked them all to call out their response...
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Clothespin Games: An Affordable Sensory Tool

The original purpose of clothespins is for hanging up clothes to dry on a line.  But did you know that the simple little clothespins in either plastic or wood can be an inexpensive tool...
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Yoga and Sensory at your School Desk

Children struggling with attention, sensory regulation, or emotional regulation concerns will often have a notable increase in anxiety about school. With the transition from a summer of free play, less structure, and open access...

Consider Yoga to Develop Social Skills

The benefits of yoga seem to be numberless.  Every person has a different reason why they practice yoga or even a different idea of why others practice yoga.  Common responses are for flexibility, relaxation,...
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Help! My Child Hates Writing and Drawing Activities

You know that your child needs to learn some basic visual motor skills in order to be successful in school. For whatever reason, your child is not interested or may even be resistant to...
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Yoga Tips for Sensory Regulation – Morning until Night

The goal of a sensory diet is to incorporate movement and sensory based activities throughout the day in order to promote regulation. Each sensory diet includes activities, designed by an occupational therapist, to provide...
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Enhance Receptive & Expressive Language Skills with Yoga

The practice of yoga lends itself naturally to the development of language skills.  Practicing yoga in a movement based, playful environment can naturally bring about a sense of calm and focus. Language, approached playfully,...

An Old Fly Swatter Offers Tons of Sensory Fun

Teachers, make your lesson times more purposeful and fun.  Start looking at common objects and events in new ways. Simple objects around the home and classroom can be used in creative ways to meet...
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Increase Attention & More with Therapeutic Horseback

Did you know that the motion of a horse underneath a rider stimulates every muscle in the body?  The value of therapeutic horseback riding offers so many benefits. The motion of a horse helps a...
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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...