Sensory Diet

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...

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...

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...
balance

Incorporate Balance and Vestibular Activities into Lessons

Have you every considered incorporating balance and vestibular activities into your lesson plans?  The result of calm, regulated and eager learners will certainly inspire you to add more activities.  Give it a go and...
rocks - back to school sensory

Enhance Your Sensory Diet with Simple Rocks

With summer behind us and Indian Summer at its height, my children and I have been enjoying quieter time at the beach, in our yard and on walks. Everywhere we go, there seems to be...

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...

The Sensory “Ups” of Trampolines

I know trampolines have inherent risks, and I even know the American Academy of Pediatricians discourages their use. But as an Occupational Therapist and a mom with "sensational kids", I also know I would...

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...
rain sensory

Rainy Day? 5 Sensory Savvy Solutions

When it's raining outside some kids tend to go stir-crazy, peering out their windows at yet another gray day with all hopes of any outdoor activities they had planned - dashed. For others, the rain...