Sensory Over-Responsive

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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...
Gagging and Sound Irritation

6 Tips to Help with Gagging and Sound Irritation

Does your child cover their ears and yell when they hear someone chewing food? Do they react to the sound of coughing and sneezing? Does your child gag when they watch people eat?  Are they able...

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...
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What is a Sensory Defensive to Do in an Overstimulating World?

Do clothing labels bother your child so much that you have to remove them? Does your child find many different foods repulsive? Do loud, sudden, or piercing sounds startle your child? Does your child beg for sunglasses...

Recognising Sensory Overload

Last week, I went to pick up some Chinese food at our local Chinese restaurant. While I was there, I noticed a little girl, probably aged about six, standing next to the lobster tanks...
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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...

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...

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,...