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.

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

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...
Swimmer's Ear

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...

Bubbles: 7 Ideas to Stimulate the Senses

Bubbles.  Wonderful fun for kids of all ages and especially beneficial to children in need of oral sensory input.  Used by speech language pathologists and occupational therapists, bubble blowing offers loads of sensory fun...
Brain Works Exercise Band

BrainWorks – An Unparalleled Sensory Diet Tool

As a parent of a child with sensory issues, I have spent the past few years pouring through books, websites and recommendations for a simple at-home system that our family can use to consistently...
partner poses

Enhance Social Skills with Partner Poses

"The blend of sensory integration strategies and yoga techniques creates a natural sensory diet for children.  Through yoga partner poses, we find core sensory input though proprioceptive (input to the joints) and vestibular input...

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...
Recycle - Sensory Fun

Who Knew? Recycled Lids = Hours of Sensory Fun

Celebrate Earth Day while donning your sensory savvy lenses.  Take a look inside your recycling bin with new vision - a sensational vision and gear up for some good old sensory fun. Snag all those...