Sensory Modulation Disorder

Parental Sensory Overwhelm

Parenting with a Sensory Modulation Mismatch

In our clinic, we often work with families where there is a significant mismatch between one or both parents and their child. The parent is at one end of the sensory modulation spectrum.  The...

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...

Sensory Processing Disorder: An Overview

Sensory Integration (SI) is a term that has become quite well-known since its discovery in the 1960’s by developmental psychologist and occupational therapist, A. Jean Ayres, PhD, OTR.  During her work, she observed that...

Over Sensitive to Sound? Consider Homeopathy

Most people probably don’t think of homeopathy as a treatment for sensory processing disorder.  In fact, homeopathic remedies are often very effective in alleviating various forms of sensory dysregulation. Sensory dysregulation can take a...

Summer Travel with the Sensory Defensive Child

Some children have nervous systems that are easily overwhelmed. They may demonstrate sensory defensiveness and/or poor sensory regulation/modulation. As a result, careful planning is needed to make summer travel plans successful. Establish Familiar Routines Children...

How to Achieve Sensory Success with Teens

During my years as a school-based occupational therapist (OT), I consistently observed the following: younger kids, like preschoolers through third-graders, loved coming to OT. Often their peers would ask me why they don't "get...
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...

Working with Aggressive Children

As any type of therapist or parent, it’s difficult to work with a child that demonstrates aggressive behavior.  When you are a parent, you are dealing with it all of the time.  Many times,...

Create an Activity Passport for a Sensory Regulated Summer

Ideas for a Sensory Regulated Summer Getting ready for the backyard festivities of summer can be a daunting task when the sensory processing needs of your child, and other children, require your extra consideration. Summertime birthdays,...

Managing Sensory Overload: An Insider’s Perspective

Sensory differences are often very common in individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as well as other special needs. Everyday events can be considered completely overstimulating. As a young adult with ASD, I get...