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Are There Sensory Red Flags You Could Be Missing?

 

It’s so frustrating when your child has frequent meltdowns, never stops moving, or doesn’t listen. These are all signs of sensory "issues" but there are more.  Learn more with our 21 Sensory Red Flags You Might Be Missing.

How to Teach Your Baby or Toddler to Eat Table Foods

 

It’s alarming when your baby refuses or has trouble chewing their food. They may spit it out, gag, or refuse to even try. You need a plan! How about 10 simple steps to teach your baby how to eat table foods.

Preschool Age

Learn how to help your preschool age kiddo with picky eating, sensory issues, nutrition, and fine motor skills from an occupational therapist and mom!

How To Help Your Highly Sensitive Child Thrive!

20+ signs of a highly sensitive child that often feels and experiences the world deeply and with more sensitivity. Learn how sensory sensitivities also play a role and what you can do to help your child cope with these challenges. Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure. I’ll never forget this vacation. Our family had been planning to visit relatives in lake country Minnesota for months and it was finally here. It was the 4th of July, and we had been...

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10 Winter Sensory Occupational Therapy Activities

Here are 10 sensory activities for you to include in your treatment sessions and share with parents during the winter months. Learn why sensory activities and “heavy work” are important for all kids, and how to include the proprioceptive system during play.     Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Where I live, the winter months bring cold temperatures, snow, and short days. Warm summer days spent outdoors are a distant memory, and...

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Dabbldoo Review: Fun Tools to Help Kids Eat New Foods

Picky eating can feel like a huge burden on parents, but Dabbldoo’s fun food picks and brush are helpful tools to help kids explore and eat new foods! I’m proud to say that Dabbldoo is sponsoring this post, because their mealtime tools are one of a kind. Affiliate links are used throughout. See our full disclosure. I personally used these product with my kids with an honest review below. Click here to check out their picky eater mealtime tools.   After...

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How to Explain Sensory Processing Issues to Your Child

Teaching your child about sensory processing issues or Sensory Processing Disorder helps kids feel empowered and advocate for their own needs. Learn how to explain it all simply to your child!    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   I was standing in a remnant carpet store with my husband looking for a new area rug for our living room. As I touched the different rolled up rugs leaning up against the wall, there was one with a deep...

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Sensory Processing: What You Need to Know

Sensory processing is a critical part of every child’s development and is a function of the brain that stays with us for our whole life. Find out exactly what sensory processing is and when to be concerned about sensory issues.   Have you been hearing the term sensory processing and wondering what it is? Most people have no idea what sensory processing is, but it’s something that every human being relies on every single hour of the day.  And,...

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Why Your Doctor Might Be Wrong About Your Child’s Picky Eating…

Be wary of this dangerous advice about kids that are VERY picky eaters from your child’s doctor. Learn what signs to look for and what you can do if you aren’t getting the help you need…   I wish I could say this rarely happens.  That it’s a fluke, but in the last decade, I’ve received 100’s, maybe 1000’s, of messages from parents who tell me their kid is only eating a handful of foods and mealtimes are very...

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11 Fun Ways to Improve Your Kid’s Printing Skills

How to support your school aged child to help them print easier, neater, faster and with less frustrations and freak-outs!   When it takes an hour for your child to write one or two sentences, and you’ve used all your energy encouraging, and even bribing , and they still refuse to write! When your child has written a sentence and it is so messy and the letters are all over and completely disorganized it can be frustrating and discouraging. You and your child...

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7 Best Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting

Help kid’s pencil grasp and handwriting with the 7 best pencil grips that are perfect for school and home. Learn which pencil grip is the best one for your kid!    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   When I started working with kids as an occupational therapist around 2004, pencil grips weren’t being used as often as they were needed. They were hard to come by, having to order them out of specialty therapy...

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10 Easy Ideas for a Sensory Corner in the Classroom 

Create a simple sensory area or corner in the classroom with 5 easy steps and 10+ sensory tools and equipment ideas for young children through older kids.    Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Having a sensory area in a classroom can help lots of students calm down, focus, and learn more easily.  As an occupational therapist, I’ve helped teachers set up sensory corners in their classroom or at least incorporate some...

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20 Signs a Preschooler Needs Occupational Therapy (+ FREE Screening Checklist)

Occupational therapists can help preschoolers with 7 different areas of development. Find out the 20 signs that your child might need OT in the preschool years…   How are things going at preschool?   Do you have a 3, 4 or 5 year-old at home?   Do you know if your child is ready for kindergarten? The preschool years are an especially exciting time for your child to develop many new and wonderful abilities. The years between toddler...

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