Sensory Garden: Why Gardening Helps Emotional Grounding and Sensory Integration Sensory

Sensory Garden: Why Gardening Helps Emotional Grounding and Sensory Integration This article provides helpful information on how a sensory garden can help a child’s sensory seeking behavior. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  When I was growing up, my mother planted and cultivated a vegetable garden. Some of my favorite memories include helping her plant seeds, add the water, and pat down the dirt....

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Visual Processing: How to Recognize a Visual Processing Disorder in Your Child Visual Processing

Visual Processing: How to Recognize a Visual Processing Disorder in Your Child Many parents and educators have a hard time recognizing the signs and symptoms of a Visual Processing Disorder (VPD) in their child or students. Oftentimes parents or teachers think their child needs glasses or they can’t see the chalkboard so they try moving them closer to the front of the classroom. Children with...

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Heavy Work Activities Prevent Proprioceptive Dysfunction and Fosters Proprioceptive Success Proprioception

Heavy Work Activities Prevent Proprioceptive Dysfunction and Fosters Proprioceptive Success This article provides heavy work activities for proprioceptive input to enhance learning and attention in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Proprioception is the strange sense that is overall an unconscious understanding of where our bodies are in relation to the world around us. The information stems from muscles, joints and other...

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Fox 13’s The Place: Find out why chewing on things could help kids focus in school Sensory

Fox 13’s The Place: Find out why chewing on things could help kids focus in school We’re having a great time with Fox 13’s The Place talking about oral sensory activities to help sensory sensitive children “awaken” their oral receptors for underdeveloped sensory systems, proprioception, and speech and language. Children with underdeveloped oral sensory motor tend to crave or desire more oral sensory motor input to keep their bodies...

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Bilateral Integration: Stages of Bilateral Integration for Reading, Tracking, Writing and Crossing the Midline Development

Bilateral Integration: Stages of Bilateral Integration for Reading, Tracking, Writing and Crossing the Midline This article provides helpful information for developing your child’s bilateral integration. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As your child grows from a toddler to a small child, it’s fun to watch them reach developmental milestones that prepare them for learning. One of those developmental milestones your child begins to...

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Postural Control: When Core Stability is Compromised, Your Child’s Learning is No Longer on Autopilot Development

Postural Control: When Core Stability is Compromised, Your Child’s Learning is No Longer on Autopilot This article provides helpful information regarding postural control. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Human autopilot is an idea I talk about all the time. I’m usually cursing it because I was on autopilot when I set my keys down so I have no idea where they are. Autopilot...

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Sensory Diet: How to Integrate a Sensory Diet Plan into Your Child’s Routine Sensory

Sensory Diet: How to Integrate a Sensory Diet Plan into Your Child’s Routine This article provides helpful information for creating a sensory diet for your child. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  We all know each child is different, especially when it comes to development stages and learning. No child is exactly alike. They come in all shapes and sizes, they learn at different...

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Proprioceptive Dysfunction Causes Sensory Seeking and Sensory Avoiding Behavior Emotional Grounding

Proprioceptive Dysfunction Causes Sensory Seeking and Sensory Avoiding Behavior This article provides helpful information for proprioceptive dysfunction and how if affects your child’s learning. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Have you seen the recent commercial for the new Lincoln? The commercial displays a grid completely surrounding the car and it describes how the vehicle knows where it is in relation to its surroundings....

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Limbic System: Your Child’s On/Off Switch for Emotional Grounding, Fight or Flight and Meltdowns Development

Limbic System: Your Child’s On/Off Switch for Emotional Grounding, Fight or Flight and Meltdowns This article provides helpful information regarding how the limbic system can affect your child’s emotional grounding and learning ability. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Many systems in the child’s body deal with emotions and the sometimes complex psychological response that they initiate. Two brain systems, however, share the important...

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Oral Sensory: “Awakening” Oral Sensory Receptors for Chewers, Biters and Suckers Sensory

Oral Sensory: “Awakening” Oral Sensory Receptors for Chewers, Biters and Suckers This article discusses oral sensory items and toys that can help children that are hyposensitive to food, textures and toys. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When your child is a baby, it is only natural for them suck on bracelets, necklaces, chew toys, balls and other objects as their teeth begin to emerge....

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