Tag: oral sensory motor


Taste Sensitivities: If My Child Avoids Certain Foods, is it More than Picky Eating? Sensory

Taste Sensitivities: If My Child Avoids Certain Foods, is it More than Picky Eating? This article provides helpful information about taste sensitivities in sensory children. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Eating is a fabulous multisensory experience. I love trying new foods, dishes and experimenting with different flavors. I always look forward to trying new recipes (when I have the time). Most people love...

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Learning Toys: The “Wrong” Toys for Holding Your Child Back and the “Right” Toys for Building Your Child’s Brain Motor Skills

Learning Toys: The “Wrong” Toys for Holding Your Child Back and the “Right” Toys for Building Your Child’s Brain This article provides helpful information about the right learning toys and the wrong learning toys to purchase for your children. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Many of you have been asking “what are the ‘right’ gifts to give my child?” Toys have definitely changed...

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SENSORY MODULATION: Why My Child has Extreme Emotional Reaction to Unwanted Sensory Information Sensory

Sensory Modulation: Your Child’s Extreme Emotional Reaction to Unwanted Sensory Information This article provides helpful information about sensory modulation and how it affects behavior and attention in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. We discuss sensory processing a lot at our center because it is important to understand the entire operation of this complex human process so parents, teachers and educators can...

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PROPRIOCEPTION: The Best Bean Bags for Proprioception, Crossing the Midline and Visual Skills Motor Skills

The Best Bean Bags for Sensory, Proprioception, Motor Planning and Visual Motor This article provides helpful tips on what bean bags to choose for your child’s learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When parents first come to our center, they are often surprised to find their child can’t do simple activities, especially those using their gross motor skills. I sometimes hear how...

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How Lack of SENSORY INTEGRATION puts Children at a Disadvantage in the Classroom Sensory

Sensory Integration: Is Lack of Sensory Integration behind My Child’s Poor Academic Performance? This article provides helpful information about how sensory integration could impact your child’s learning ability in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. One of the most common questions parents ask me when they visit our center is “what do you do exactly to help children?” At any given time,...

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Power Foods Kids will Actually Eat to Improve Attention and Memory in the Classroom Nutrition

Power Foods Kids will Actually Eat to Improve Attention and Memory in the Classroom This article provides helpful information about power foods to improve a child’s memory and attention in school. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. There is a never ending nutritional and fitness hype that creates new article headlines to catch the next reader’s eye. It can be tiring. I think we...

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Sensory Processing: 50 Free Sensory Printables and New Sensory Processing 101 Sensory

50 Free Sensory Printables and New Sensory Processing 101 This article provides helpful resources provided by the Inspired Treehouse for children with Sensory Processing issues. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Our friends at Inspired Treehouse just relaunched Sensory Processing 101 as an eBook to help parents, teachers, Occupational Therapists and other professionals with their child or student’s sensory needs. With the relaunch of...

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Sense of Smell: Why My Child Shows Sensory Defensiveness to Odors, Strong Smells and Detergents Sensory

Sense of Smell: Why My Child Shows Sensory Defensiveness to Odors, Strong Smells and Detergents This article provides helpful information about your child’s sense of smell and how they can be affected in the classroom if they struggle with sensory defensiveness. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Our sense of smell is working all day long. Many people only notice scents when they are...

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Tactile Toys: Toys for Sensory Defensiveness and Tactile Stimulation Sensory

Tactile Toys: Toys for Sensory Defensiveness and Tactile Stimulation Providing your child with tactile toys for sensory integration to awaken their sensory receptors can decrease fidgeting, attention issues and behavior problems in the classroom. Kids who suck on their shirts, fidget at their desk, chew on pens and pencils, and seek out extreme flavors and textures may need tactile toys at their desk or in the home to calm...

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Hygiene: Fun Activities to Teach Kids Personal Hygiene Parenting

Hygiene: Fun Activities to Teach Kids Personal Hygiene Guest Post Christine Hill Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature kids hygiene with guest blogger Christine Hill While many of the recommendations below are great for children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning challenges and learning disabilities. As your child moves from infancy into toddlerhood (and beyond), there are some things...

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