Sensory Diet

5 Ways to Use Wrapping Paper for Sensory Diets

No matter what your faith tradition, it seems that at this is the time of year wrapping paper is ubiquitous. Instead of tossing your torn pieces out, try looking at them with an eye...

4 Sensory Activities to Celebrate Fire Prevention Week

Did you know it is Fire Prevention Week? Sure is! The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the official theme for this year’s...
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Change the Way We Think About Transitions

We are all about the “getting ready” for our children with sensory processing needs. Our focus is often front-loaded. As therapists, while prepping for our sessions, we have ready what each child needs in...

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 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...

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...

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...