Sensory Modulation Disorder

Classroom Sounds Send Sensory Kids over the Edge

Sounds.  Some sounds are soothing like the sound of a gentle wind rustling leaves or wind chimes.  Some sounds are absolutely annoying - beyond normal annoying.  When I was sitting in the classroom at...

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...

The Moon Sand Starter Set Provides Tactile Input

The Moon Sand Starter Set comes with everything needed for sand play in one convenient set. The modeling material feels and responds just like wet sand, bringing the beach home to your kids. The kit...

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...
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...
sensory defensive

4 Steps to Discovering Happiness with a Sensory-Defensive Child

Suppose that you are in my class and I am sharing some vital information with you. Now, also suppose that I have dropped a spider down the back of your shirt, where he is...
Sensory Travel Kids

Tips for Successful Travel with Your Sensitive Child

In Traveling with a Sensory Seeking Child we explored strategies to support your child on vacation if he or she is a sensory seeker, but what if your child is sensitive, more of a...
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...
Too Much Glue

Sensory Integration Experiences through Art

Art can be a great way for kids with special isms to get sensory experiences they crave and enjoy.   It can also be a good place for children with sensory integration challenges to be...

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...