Sensory Modulation Disorder

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,...
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Traveling with a Sensory Seeking Child

If you have a child with a sensory processing disorder and/or other isms, extra planning can help make the experience more successful and less stressful for everyone. When you plan your vacation, think...

Thumbs (Or Should We Say Toes) Up For SmartKnitKids

Distractions. They seam (misspelling intended) to creep up everywhere with some sensitive children. Delays. They seam (again, misspelling intended) to occur just when you don’t want them to. Meltdowns. They seam (are you seeing a pattern...
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6 Ways to Calm a Sensory Over Responder

For some children sights, sounds, touch, smell, taste and movement come all too fast, too hard, too loud and way too intensely for their nervous system. They often appear like a deer in the...

A High Intensity Sport May Suit Your Child’s Needs

Sports can be a wonderful experience for kids. In addition to the obvious physical exercise, there are many benefits. Children learn responsibility and commitment, while having  fun. They can also develop teamwork and leadership...
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Does Your Therapy Office Put Kids in Sensory Overload?

It's important to be aware of a client's sensory needs no matter what clinical service you are providing, whether it's occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, or psychological therapy.  For anyone who sees children...

The Under-Responsive Side of SPD, Part 1

Do you have a child who loves to crash, jump, bump, run, whirl and spin? A child who simply WILL NOT sit still?! Chances are you have a “sensory seeker”! Or do you instead...

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...

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...

Sensory Strategies for Under-Responders, Part 2

Last month in The Under-Responsive Side of SPD, Part 1, I talked about the sensory modulation continuum and the specific needs of children with "isms" that are under-responsive to sensory input. This month, I'd...