Sensory


Scooter Boards for Vestibular Input: What to Add to Your Sensory Room Sensory

Scooter Boards for Vestibular Input: What to Add to Your Sensory Room This article contains information on the importance of scooter boards for vestibular and sensory integration. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. There is no doubt how much kids love scooters, especially those that come to our center. Scooters are great for motivating kids to be active and they provide great opportunities to...

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Why Weighted Lap Pads are used for Tactile Defensiveness and Sensory Integration Sensory

Why Weighted Lap Pads are used for Tactile Defensiveness and Sensory Integration This article provides information regarding the benefits of weighted lap pads for sensory integration. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  If you have a child with sensory issues or other learning challenges, they may benefit from using weighted items like weighted blankets and weighted lap pads for sensory integration, emotional grounding and...

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Calming Clipper: Why my Sensory Sensitive Child Hates Haircuts Sensory

Calming Clipper: Why my Sensory Sensitive Child Hates Haircuts This article contains information on how to use the Calming Clipper to help sensory sensitive children with haircuts. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  For those of you with sensory kids, you know what a nightmare it can be when the time comes to take them in for a haircut. With all the loud noises from the blow...

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Siblings: The Do’s and Don’ts of Why Not to Let Siblings Help your SPD Child Sensory

Siblings: The Do’s and Don’ts of Why Not to Let Siblings Help your SPD Child This post contains information regarding why it’s important to not always let siblings do things for your SPD child. Some version of the following scenario plays out at my house on a regular basis. One of my kids has done something they weren’t supposed to or didn’t do something they...

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Oral Defensiveness: 15 of the Best Oral Defensiveness Tools and Resources Sensory

Oral Defensiveness: 15 of the Best Oral Defensiveness Tools and Resources As we discussed previously in “Oral Sensitivities: Why My Child Chews on Pencils and Sucks on Clothing,” there are many children who struggle with oral defensiveness. This causes them to chew on objects like pencils, toys and clothing. When a child has oral defensiveness they often need items to stimulate and “awaken” the oral...

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Oral Sensitivities: Why My Child Chews on Pencils and Sucks on Clothing Sensory

Oral Sensitivities: Why My Child Chews on Pencils and Sucks on Clothing This post contains information regarding oral sensitivities and oral defensiveness. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When my son was younger, Sensory Processing and Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) were almost unheard of so when he would come home with chewed up pencils, and when he sucked and chewed on his action figures...

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Weighted Blankets: What is a Weighted Blanket and Why does Deep Pressure help my Child? Sensory

Weighted Blankets: What is a Weighted Blanket and Why does Deep Pressure help my Child? This post contains information regarding the benefits of weighted blankets and how it can help emotional regulation. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Whenever I think of weighted blankets for our students who have sensory issues, a little humor comes to mind as I’m reminded of a quote in the...

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Sensory Processing: Why is Disciplining my Sensory Child so Hard? Sensory

Sensory Processing: Why is Disciplining my Sensory Child so Hard? This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  We love our kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). They give us interesting perspectives on life. And they’re our kids; how could we do anything but love them? But, let’s be honest, sometimes it’s downright hard. You can live on pins and needles, dreading whatever it is...

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What is Your Dream Sensory Room? Sensory

What is Your Dream Sensory Room? If you had all the money in the world, which sensory room would you choose? Integrated Learning Strategies is a Utah-based center dedicated to helping mainstream children and children with learning disabilities achieve academic success. Our services provide kids with non-traditional tutoring programs within the Davis County, Kaysville, Layton, Syracuse, Farmington, and Centerville areas. Areas to find Integrated Learning...

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Sensory Integration: Swinging Not Just for Recess Sensory

Sensory Integration: Swinging Not Just for Recess This post contains information about sensory integration and how swinging can help learning challenges in the classroom. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. As you become familiar with sensory integration, you understand that all children need to develop each part of their senses from birth to adulthood. A child’s developmental growth encompasses multiple stimulations from touch, smell,...

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