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Tactile Exploration with Food

Some children are overly sensitive to touch, movement, visual input, or auditory input. This may cause behaviors such as withdrawing when touched and avoiding certain textures of food or clothing. Read More


Recognizing Dyslexia

Many children are diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia; however they are unable to receive services through their school district through an Individual Education Plan (IEP) because parents are told that these terms are not recognized by the state or school. Read More


My kid won't wear his coat! Season changes can be hard.

Winter is right around the corner and many parents of children with sensory sensitives are beginning their seasonal struggle to dress their child for the cold weather. Many children with sensory difficulties experience sensory defensiveness, especially tactile defensiveness. This means kids feel more things than the average child. They can be quite over sensitive to touch. These individuals often do not like light or unexpected touch, yet may crave deep touch pressure and heavy muscle work (proprioception). Because of their sensitivity to light touch, clothing can be a problem. In children with sensory issues a preference for certain kinds of clothing can be particularly strong. The child may avoid wearing socks or underwear. They may wear the same shirt or outfit over and over until it is way past too small or is worn thin from washing. Seasonal clothing transitions from short pants to long pants and vice versa may be problematic. In cold months, keeping hats, mittens, coats and scarfs on the child may be a challenge. So what’s a parent to do? Read More


Fall Sensory Ideas

Fall Sensory Ideas Some kids need sensory input to help them get used to touching and feeling things that are a little uncomfortable. These kids are sensory defensive. This is training their sensory systems to modulate these feelings so they can function better in more environments. Some kids need sensory input because they are sensory seeking. They need extra input to help calm and regulate their bodies. Read More

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