Category Archives for "Sensory"

Articles that focus on all sensory-type issues and abnormal reactions to or sensitivities to ordinary sensory input such as light, sound, touch, smells, balance, and sight.

Simple Ways Sensory Based Intervention Can Change Your ASD Child’s Life

One in six children experiences sensory difficulties that affect everyday life. Sensory based intervention has been shown effective. A family-centered approach emphasizes parental coaching in natural environments of the family. Despite the importance of intervention carryover, adherence is believed to be low. This is due to the overwhelming nature, required commitment and lifestyle changes asked of children and […]

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Amazing New Fidget Pillow Calms Busy Hands and Minds

My desire to help my child be successful in school led to a new product designed for children/adults with autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities.  From the time my daughter Kinslee was around two years old, we knew she wasn’t like other kids.  She had horrible breakdowns when her hair was washed when water would […]

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5 Top Reasons Qigong May be Right for Your Special Needs Child

By Sazini Nzula, PhD, Certified QST Therapist Parents often struggle with choosing from the myriad of therapies available. I remember the intense feeling of being crushed by too much information coming at me all at once. Those were the early days following my son’s diagnosis with autism. I waded through it all, found what I […]

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Brain Balance Takes a Look at the Challenge of Sensory Processing Disorder

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“I can’t wear those jeans!” “No, I won’t eat mashed potatoes!” “Agh, don’t make me touch that!” These statements and tantrums are often how Sensory Processing Disorder shows itself in a child.   Sensory processing is the brain’s recognition of receptor (eyes, nose, skin, taste, vestibular, etc.) driven input, and the interpretation, integration, and prioritizing of […]

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Putting the Squeeze On Sensory Processing Disorders

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Industrial Designer Lisa Fraser never imagined she would one day become an award-winning and celebrated entrepreneur. “It was never in my plans – it sort of just happened,” said the 28-year-old from Vancouver. “I wanted to alleviate discomfort and develop a tool that could help children with autism function better in their daily lives. I […]

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Sensory Processing Difficulties – Dressing For Success

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What is Sensory Processing disorder? Many children with Asperger’s syndrome experience sensory processing difficulties or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  Sensory processing is the neurological processing and interpretation of sensation within one’s own body and from the environment. In short, it is the brain’s organization and interpretation of the sensory input from everyday use. This is […]

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Sensory Mood Lighting Can Help Calm and Soothe

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Manchester-based lighting company Valuelights, part of the LSE Retail Group founded in 2011, recently ran a competition to raise awareness of how LED sensory mood lighting can have a positive, calming effect on children with autism; helping develop, balance and encourage creativity and well-being within the home. Research between lighting and autism has brought to […]

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Sensory Activities that children will want to do

I noticed this summer that beanbags have made a comeback in society. In my family, they are somewhat of a staple. My two children that are on the spectrum have a tendency to throw. I learned when my oldest was young that bean bags help lessen the incidence of throwing. Therapists suggested buying a bean […]

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Tactile Play with the use of sand

Sensory Corner While planning sensory activities for the Activities 4 All Abilities class that I hold, I stumbled upon www.HouseofBurke.blogspot.com. She had the great idea of combining sand with paint. In the summer I fully support my kids getting messy and then washing them off with the hose.  I liked her idea because it didn’t […]

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Sensory Corner

Sensory Corner

Sensory Corner One of the greatest things you can do with your child is play. If they have sensory sensitivities, then helping them with sensory regulation through play is even more important to your child’s development.  Below are some fun ways to incorporate sensory play while playing with your kid/s. Flour One of the biggest […]

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