Sensory

Advocate in Advance for Classroom Success

Looking back to my days in elementary and middle school, I can recall that my mom always met with my teachers before the first day of school.  Until I was about nine years old,...

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...

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...
Shaving Cream Sensory Fun

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...

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...

Special Objects: To Carry Or Not To Carry?

Does your loved one with various isms have comfort or special objects that they like to carry around? I have carried various items with me for as long as I can remember. When I...

Sensory Integration Therapy: Reduce the Mystery

Many parents are perplexed at the initiation of sensory integration therapy for their child.  "How can all this play actually help my child's behavior?", parents may question.  Let me explain. Sensory processing isms often manifest...

What is “Stimming” and Why is it Important?

Does your child frequently rock, bob their knee, make annoying humming noises, squint or smell strange things that he shouldn't?  These behaviours are forms of sensory stimulation or otherwise referred to as  stimming and...

Swimmer’s Ear: May be Missed in Sensory Kids

Swimmer's Ear is highly common in children during the summer months. Children with autism spectrum disorder or sensory processing disorder (SPD) are known to experience auditory sensitivity. They may not like loud sounds or may...

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...