Sensory Over-Responsive

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...
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...
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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...
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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...

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,...
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...