Tag: Sensory Processing Disorders


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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Spinal Galant: What is a Retained Spinal Galant and Why Does it Make my Child Wiggle and Squirm? Primitive Reflexes

Spinal Galant: What is a Retained Spinal Galant and Why Does it Make my Child Wiggle and Squirm? This article provides important information about a retained spinal Galant reflex and how it affects a child’s attention and focus in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Deep inside the womb, the twenty week old fetus shows signs of an emerging primitive reflex called...

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Books and Resources for Occupational Therapists, Parents and Educators Development

Important Books and Resources for Occupational Therapists, Parents and Educators This article provides helpful books and resources for improving your child’s learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. We often receive requests from parents, educators, Occupational Therapists, Pediatric Therapists and other professionals for books and resources we use to help our students succeed at home and at school. Several of the resources we use...

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Milestones for Reading: Development of the Eyes, Ears and Neck Development

Foundational Milestones for Reading: Development of the Eyes, Ears and Neck This article discusses important foundational milestones for reading and writing. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. At one month old, an infant has already adjusted to numerous sensations and has started to formulate responses to these sensations. One of the more important sensations that a baby learns to respond to is the sensations...

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Stages of Creativity: Why Some Kids are “Blocked” from the 4 Stages of Creativity Education

Stages of Creativity: Why Some Kids are “Blocked” from the 4 Stages of Creativity This article provides helpful information about the stages of creativity and how it can support or hinder a child’s learning ability. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When thinking about creativity, most people tend to think about it as a fluid thing with no structure, but that is the joy...

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Sensory Modulation: Your Child’s 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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Bean Bags: The Best Bean Bags for Sensory, Motor Planning and Visual 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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Breathing Exercises for Sensory Defensive Kids Sensory

Breathing Exercises for Sensory Defensive Kids This article provides helpful breathing exercises for children that struggle with sensory defensiveness, anxiety, panic attacks and hyperventilation. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Over the years, as an advocate for children with learning disabilities and sensory issues, I have heard many stories from parents about what works and what doesn’t for their child. To help and direct...

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Anxious Behavior: Hyperventilation and Fight or Flight linked to Anxiety in Children Emotional Grounding

Anxious Behavior: Hyperventilation and Fight or Flight linked to Anxiety in Children This article provides information to help children with anxious behavior, anxiety, meltdowns, fight or flight and hyperventilation. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Anxiety is a normal element of childhood, and every child will go through different phases and different stressors that are manifested through nervousness and anxious behavior. Sometimes, however, a...

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Sensory Integration: Is Lack of Sensory Integration behind Poor Academic Performance? 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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