Sensory

Managing Sensory Overload: An Insider’s Perspective

Sensory differences are often very common in individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as well as other special needs. Everyday events can be considered completely overstimulating. As a young adult with ASD, I get...

Snowy Days = Sensory Fun

Winter is here and our outlet for naturally rich, sensory-based outdoor play time is beginning to dwindle. Or is it? Over the past few weeks, as the weather in Chicago has begun to grow colder,...

Physical Therapy and SPD, The Sensory-Motor Team

October is both National Physical Therapy Month and National Sensory Awareness Month. Given the timing of both of these opportunities to increase awareness of both of these topics, I would like to explore the...

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...

Eye Games: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises Reviewed by Yoga Therapist

This practical handbook, Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises: An OT and Optometrist Offer Activities to Enhance Vision!, opens with a beautiful segue describing light as the main factor in vision and our need to...

Processing Sensory Information

When my son, JJ, was quite young, he would put his hands over ears when there were loud noises; he would spin when he entered a room that had too much going on, 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...