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Sensory Input: When we put “Garbage in” our Child’s Brain, we will surely get “Garbage Out” Sensory

Sensory Input, Motor Output: When we put “Garbage in” our Child’s Brain, we will surely get “Garbage Out” This article helps parents, teachers and professionals understand the importance of sensory input, motor output needed to develop higher learning in a child’s brain. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. If you have ever heard of the term “garbage in, garbage out” in the technology world,...

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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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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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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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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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CORE MUSCLE: Toys for Building Posture, Core Muscle, Motor Skills and Balance Development

Core Muscle: Toys for Building Posture, Core Muscle, Motor Skills and Balance Providing your child with toys to build and strengthen their core muscle can help your child’s learning in the classroom. Kids who lay on their desk, have poor posture and struggle to copy notes from the chalkboard sometimes have trouble with core muscle strength. Some children even struggle with retained primitive reflexes that can...

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Tactile Defensiveness: Why My Child Hates Hugs, Tags and is in Constant Fight or Flight Mode Sensory

Tactile Defensiveness: Why My Child Hates Hugs, Tags and is in Constant Fight or Flight Mode This article provides helpful information for children that struggle with tactile defensiveness. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. The word tactile refers to our sense of touch and to the information our body gets from our skin. Our sense of touch is important for helping us understand our...

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