Sensory Diet

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...

Importance of Tummy Time: How to Help Your Baby Get It!

Since the beginning of the "Back to Sleep" campaign in 1992, physicians and therapists noticed significant changes in the achievement of developmental motor milestones such as delays in rolling, sitting, crawling, and pull-to-stand. This recommendation...
teenage sensory needs

Three Ways to Meet Teenage Sensory Needs

I think all of us who work with kids with sensory processing isms feel helpless at times in meeting teenage sensory needs. In fact, one of the most common questions I get is: "What works...

Ready, Set, GO! – Promoting Healthy Activities Outside or Beyond PE Classes

Being active and healthy is important for anyone. It can be challenging for children of all ages, but especially those with special needs. According to a 2007 survey of parents of more than 90,000...

Honoring Classical Music Month

Classical music is a very popular and commonly used term, although it is sometimes confusing as it has more than one meaning. It can refer to a type of music whose defining characteristics are...

Snowy Days = Sensory Fun

Winter is here and our outlet for naturally rich, sensory-based outdoor play time is beginning to dwindle. Or is it? Over the past few weeks, as the weather in Chicago has begun to grow colder,...

Wearing SPD Lenses: 7 All-Season Reasons to Purchase Pool Noodles

The first official day of summer is but days away and, so, summer recreation items are on sale everywhere.  Well, don’t just breeze by that bin of inexpensive pool noodles.  Dig down into your...