Sensory Diet

Enhance Speech Therapy with a Recorder

In The Recorder: Chock Full of Therapeutic Benefits, Developmental Musician, Orly Zalel provided professional insight on the multitude of benefits of using the recorder, a simple musical instrument.  In this article, you will...

7 Strategies for a Successful Circle Time

Although many children love a good book, it is an unfortunate fact that some with sensory-challenges don’t always appear to love listening to one during circle time.  In fact, traditional circle times can be...
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Sensory Motor Fun in the Snow

Few things compare to the opportunities for a fun workout than playing in the snow. Get the kids outside and moving, then wrap up a hard day of play with a large mug of...

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...
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...

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...

Pool Noodles: Sensory Fun Outside the Pool

It’s the time of year again when pool noodles are on sale in just about every store.  Stock up on these flexible foam devices and enjoy loads of sensory fun activities throughout the year! If...
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Adapting Art for Children With Special Needs

Many times children with special needs or learning differences are overlooked when it comes to creative opportunities. While they may struggle in other traditional areas, exploring art can offer a place to discover new...

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...

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...