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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.

Sensory Issues

Sensory issues can affect all areas of a child’s life from sensitivities to picky eating to wild hyperactivity.  Without understanding what sensory processing or which sensory activities to use it can feel overwhelming helping your child calm down or regulate their sensory system. 

Kids without any diagnosis, or those that have Autism, ADHD, or anxiety can have sensory issues. Some kids with sensory issues may have Sensory Processing Disorder, as well. 

In this collection of articles from an occupational therapist learn about sensory integration activities, a sensory diet, and sensory seeking behavior. 

 

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 cushy...

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37 Sensory Toys for Kids, Toddlers, Autism, and SPD

The best sensory toys from an occupational therapist. Perfect for kids, autism, toddlers, and sensory issues because sensory toys help develop a child’s learning, communication, and emotional regulation!    Sensory toys have the power to make or break bedtime, dinner, or a visit to the dentist! While that may sound magical, there’s real science behind why sensory toys are an incredible toy for any child, and even more so for kids with sensory...

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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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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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5 Top Wobble Cushions for Kids Focus & Core Strength

Wobble Cushions and wiggle seats can help your child with attention, staying seated, core strength, or balance. Get the best wobble cushions for 2022!     This post is sponsored by Fun and Function, all opinions are my own.  Have you heard of a wobble cushion? How about a wiggle seat, stability cushion, or balance disc? While they may sound like something awfully strange, surprisingly, they can be incredibly powerful if your child has a hard...

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Genius Activities for Sensory Seeking Kids

Use sensory seeking activities to calm and organize sensory seeking behaviors in your “wild” child or toddler that seems to never stop moving. Would you describe your child as wild, rough, or dangerous?? If so, those could be signs of sensory seeking behavior. Although there are a variety of reasons a child may consistently seem to have a lot of energy or participate in extreme behaviors, sensory seeking activities can be used to help calm and focus...

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The Sensory Body Sock Complete Guide 2022

Discover when, why, and how to use sensory body socks to help kids calm and improve body awareness. Perfect for sensory seekers, check out this OT’s top picks.   Affiliate links used below. See our full disclosure.   Have a kid that’s always bouncing off the walls? Do they love to crash into everything? Maybe they’re clumsy?  Then, a sensory body sock might be a great sensory activity to calm your child and even decrease their...

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Food Aversion Explained: Causes, Treatment, & Support

Learn what a food aversion is, how it affects toddlers and kids, and when it’s a sensory food aversion!    Some kids utterly refuse to eat a particular food(s), often the foods parents consider “healthy”. Or, they’re disgusted by strong smells and have food preferences that they will not stray from. Do they have a food aversion???    What is a Food Aversion?   A food aversion is when a child consistently...

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21 Sensory Activities for Toddlers that Improve Development!

Easy sensory activities for toddlers that aren’t just fun and keep your kiddo busy, but also help them develop and learn from an occupational therapist!   If there’s one word I’d use to describe toddlers, it’s busy. Dump the toys out, drag boxes out of the pantry, and then chase the cat around the table as they knock everything over in sight. While having a toddler in the house is an exhausting time, it’s also exciting. Toddlers...

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