Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensational Kids

Five Fundamental Facts about SPD

So many children have sensory issues and many people are not as familiar with Sensory Integration (SI). Many Occupational Therapists (OT’s) are trained in SI work and use this in their treatment when working...
playground

Meet the Needs of ALL of Your ‘Sensational’ Kids

If you have more than one ‘sensational’ kid in your house, trying to coordinate and organize each child’s sensory diet can be an overwhelming task, especially if each child’s needs are on opposite ends...

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...
Optometrist evaluation

Eyegames, Part 3: Behavioral Optometrist’s Evaluation

Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises: An OT and Optometrist Offer Activities to Enhance Vision! was co-authored by Lois Hickman and Rebecca Hutchins, an occupational therapist and an optometrist, and is a must read....
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...

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...

5 Ideas for Sensory Savvy Picture Book Experiences

For learning, for pleasure and for consistent adult-child time, nothing seems to beat cuddling up to read picture books together.  However, sometimes sensory needs distort the ideal image of such read-together times. Some children cannot...

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...

Taming the Grinch In Your House

While reading The Grinch (who) Stole Christmas one night, My son on my lap, and the tree, all a-light, I pondered the Grinch at holiday time, Hating the noise, the singing, the standing in line. The Dr. (Seuss)...