Sensory Diet

Long Grass Offers a Ton of Sensory Input

The old adage says that April showers can bring May flowers.  Along with those flowers comes grass.  Lots of long grass, growing in lawns everywhere.  Grass that can look beautiful.  Unfortunately, it does not...
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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...
Body Part Cards

Sensory Diet On the Fly – Body Part Cards

One challenge I have found in educating children with Sensory Processing Disorder is finding ways of slipping in focused sensory breaks and sensory diet-friendly learning activities before the child's behaviors make all of us...
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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...
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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...
Pumpkins

Sensory Fun and Learning with Pumpkins

Kids with sensory challenges experience the world in a unique way.    Whether kids feel uncomfortable with touching sticky stuff, are grossed out by experiencing new textures or are simply frightened by the thought...

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...
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...
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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...

8 Sensory-Motor Benefits of Swimming

Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of all the therapeutic benefits of swimming and playing in the pool. Many children who have difficulty controlling their bodies for sports and gross motor activities...