Sensory Diet

Low Arousal Sensory System? Hints & Ideas Inside

Thomas was five years old when he first came to occupational therapy. His parents described him as being a ‘good child’. He had never gotten into any trouble. Thomas had never gotten out of...
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Light Up a Sensory Diet with Glow Sticks

The Fourth of July festivities have passed and celebratory gear is on sale.  So, it is time to scoop up a seasonal favorite, which can really brighten up sensory diet activities. If you put on...

Sensory Solutions in the Classroom for the Kid Who Cannot Sit Still

For the child who needs and seeks out movement, being in a classroom can often be a struggle. The expectation to be able to sit still, attend and learn starts in kindergarten, if not...
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A Sensory Tool Kit in Your Purse

When you are out and about with your child and their sensory system is not in agreement with the social setting you are in, you never quite know what you are going to get. We...

5 Ways to Tune Up Your Child’s Sensory Diet

Creating an effective sensory diet can be challenging, but for the child with a sensory processing disorder, having a good sensory diet in place can mean the difference between a relatively smooth family outing...

Easy Sensory Tool: The Shower

I’ve been unable to find any evidence regarding the sensory benefits of showering, but anecdotally, it has become one of my favorite self-regulation tools. Parents, who may be struggling with bed time care or morning...
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Super Bowl Sensory Snack Sensations

Whether you are an NFL football fan or not, pretty much everyone realizes when the NFL Super Bowl championship game is played. TV commercials and grocery store displays shout out this information in one...
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Sensory Integration Experiences through Art

Art can be a great way for kids with special isms to get sensory experiences they crave and enjoy.   It can also be a good place for children with sensory integration challenges to be...
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Tactile Shaving Cream Adventures

One day while I was cleaning the bathroom I realized the house was too quiet. I called out for my son- his response was wild laughter. I took off my gloves and walked down...
Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms

Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms

Sensory Integration Disorder often presents as a behavioral problem; thus, although it’s an internal state, it has to be addressed based on what observable behaviors are seen in the child. As Occupational Therapist, Bonnie Hacker,...