Sensory Diet

Enhance Social Skills with Partner Poses

"The blend of sensory integration strategies and yoga techniques creates a natural sensory diet for children.  Through yoga partner poses, we find core sensory input though proprioceptive (input to the joints) and vestibular input...

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...
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...

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....
Easter Eggs - Sensory Input

Plastic Easter Eggs – Loads of Sensory Input

Spring is right around the corner and with it may come an extra dose of sensory challenges.   For some children, seasonal changes in clothing, weather and routine bring just enough extra or unfamiliar input...
Football - Superbowl

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...
sledding

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...
sun salutation

Sun Salutations for Vestibular Input

Swinging is known to have a calming effect on the nervous system. The rhythmical movements and repetitive pattern give steady, even input to the vestibular system. Swinging is soothing and calming. If there is someone...

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...
fidgets for sensory needs

The 101 on Fidgets

I think of a fidget as any small item or toy that helps keep one's hands busy and helps them focus while completing an activity. Almost anything can be a sensory fidget. Even basic...