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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Primitive Reflexes: The Culprit Behind Your Child’s Balance and Coordination Issues Development

Primitive Reflexes: The Culprit Behind Your Child’s Balance and Coordination Issues This article contains information regarding retained primitive reflexes and provides affiliate links for your convenience. Running, kicking a ball, riding a bike and sitting straight in a chair are things most kids do easily, but if a child struggles doing simple physical tasks, there might be an underlying reason that goes deeper than just...

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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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Brain-Building Valentines Activities: Midline Crossing, Fine Motor, Vestibular, Visual Planning Development

Brain-Building Valentines Activities: Midline Crossing, Fine Motor, Vestibular, Visual Planning This post contains fun Valentines activities to help with your child’s learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Holidays create some of the best opportunities for learning development and learning activities. Of course, Valentines Day is no exception. As you know, we love any excuse to improve our students’ gross and fine motor...

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Cross the Midline: Crossing the Midline Exercises Using Arms and Legs for Brain Integration Development

Cross the Midline: Crossing the Midline Exercises Using Arms and Legs for Brain Integration This article contains activities to help your child cross the midline for better learning. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. As you may already know, crossing the midline is very important to your child’s learning development. It’s a key element to helping our children flourish and learn in the classroom...

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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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Moro Reflex: The Answer Behind Your Child’s Hypersensitivity to Light and Sound Development

Moro Reflex: The Answer Behind Your Child’s Hypersensitivity to Light and Sound This article provides information regarding the Moro reflex, which could be why a child has sensitivity to light and sound. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Have you ever noticed an infant startle himself awake? The baby flings his arms out and tightens his body, draws up his knees and then brings...

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Types of Learning Disorders: How to know the difference in learning delays Education

Types of Learning Disorders: How to know the difference in learning delays This post contains information regarding types of learning disorders and comparisons of learning challenges. Many parents and caregivers get confused with the different terminology that is used to describe various learning problems, issues and behaviors. There is a constant bombardment in the media and in the educational sphere of contrasting terms and definitions used...

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Vestibular System: Bring Back Playground Equipment with a Little Danger Vestibular

Vestibular System: Bring Back Playground Equipment with a Little Danger This post contains affiliate links for your convenience to help children with their vestibular systems with playground equipment at home. When I was in elementary school, we had an awesome playground. We called it the big toy. It was this massive wooden fortress. One side had rows and rows of monkey bars and rings. We had...

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