Sensory Diet

Music as a Nonverbal Form of Communication

As we explore the field of Music Therapy, it’s important to understand how to incorporate this treatment into your child’s life. The use of Music Therapy is a unique application of music to enhance...

Ideas for Sensory Diets at Home

Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) are often at the mercy of their environment. Our goal as their parents, teachers and therapists is to provide sensory diets they need in order to stay well...

Motor Skills During the 1st Year of Life

If differences in motor development can be observed in young infants later diagnosed with autism, then there is potential to detect autism long before a child is old enough to socially interact or to...

Sensory Fun for Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month

Did you know that that September is Fruits and Veggies - More Matters Month? More than 90% of children do not eat the right amount of fruits and vegetables recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for...
Popcorn - Oral Sensory Crunch

Help Regulate Kids with Oral Sensory Snacks

Children with various isms have challenges with regulating their emotions.  Heck, I know of a lot of adults who struggle with this.  Think about sitting in a lecture.  What do you do to keep...

Tips to Decrease Back-to-School Stress

It’s that time of year again where you are stressing about whether or not you and your child are ready to go back to school, or maybe they are starting kindergarten! How exciting. You...

Get Your Child Singing – It’s Therapeutic

Music is therapeutic - so much so that many have chosen professions in music therapy and many receive music therapy as a complementary treatment modality for a variety of isms.  As per the American...

A Weighted Blanket: A Dream Come True

On Amanda's porch sat a heavy brown box full of what she would soon discover was worth more than its weight in gold! The long sought after weighted blanket for her son had arrived....

Hurricane Preparedness – Sensory Style

"Whether the weather be good, or whether the weather be bad, we must remember sensory needs, if we are to remain regulated and glad." Hurricane season is in our midst and for many, this rhyming...
Jazz for Kids

Music Therapy and Fun Rhythm Games

The two main components of a musical rhythm are the beat/pulse and the rhythmic unit. They both appear repeatedly in almost every piece of music. The pulse is simple and repeats in a continuous...