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...
glow stick sensory diet

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...
clay coil pot

Art Therapy: Enhance Focus and Attention

Creating art is a great way to enhance focus and attention span. The art process is active and has concrete causes and effects. Partaking in art offers opportunities for continued experimentation which keeps things...
Group Art - Social Skills

Teach Social Skills Through Group Art

Sharing social experiences is where we all start to connect and make friends. This is a natural process in life. Sometimes finding ways for these opportunities to happen for children with various isms can...
sensory help in a purse

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...

4 Ways Art Impacts a Child’s Behavior

The process of creating art is a wondrous thing.  It offers a place to roam freely in a way that is intuitive with no boundaries while offering  concrete processes and outcomes.   Art has the...
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...
Art Options

Art Readiness For The Unwilling Child, Part 1

For many people the act of “creating” is an intimidating thing.  Inventing something and sharing it for everyone to see invokes an intense fear and dread.  It is an invitation for judgement.  Every artist...

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...