Sensory Diet

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...

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...
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...
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...