Sensory Processing Disorder

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...

The Essentials for a Sensory-Friendly Learning Environment

Many children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and other isms find it easier to study at home rather than in public school. For these children, school can be a scary place not only because of...
motor planning

Use Frisbees and Hats to Promote Motor Skills!

There's a great book of party game ideas entitled, Kids Outdoor Parties by Penny Warner. I tend to look at things with therapeutic lenses on, always on a quest for fun game ideas that hold...

Students Living and Coping With Sensory Differences

As an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, I experience sensory differences. These sensory differences can and often do impact my day-to-day life. One important thing to remember is that I have always had...

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...

Tick-Tock Breath: Teach Special Needs Children to Modulate Moods

The nervous system is the control center of our body and mind. Children who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum  Disorder (ASD) may already be experiencing “interference” or “overload” at the level...

Pool Noodles: Sensory Fun Outside the Pool

It’s the time of year again when pool noodles are on sale in just about every store.  Stock up on these flexible foam devices and enjoy loads of sensory fun activities throughout the year! If...

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...

10 Things to Do with Socks You Won’t Need after Finding SmartKnit Socks

My review of Smartknit Kid’s Seamless Socks was just published here: Thumbs (Or Should We Say Toes) Up For SmartKnitKids. We just love them! In fact, we love them so much we’re wondering what...

Physical Therapy and SPD, The Sensory-Motor Team

October is both National Physical Therapy Month and National Sensory Awareness Month. Given the timing of both of these opportunities to increase awareness of both of these topics, I would like to explore the...