Sensory Processing – Part 4 Stay in your Seat!

A few quick tips to help your little one sit in a chair for table time or meal time without falling out of the chair, knocking over the chair, climbing on the table…..sound familiar!  Better sitting means better focus. First of all, make sure that the chair is appropriate.  Optimally, his feet should be on… Continue reading Sensory Processing – Part 4 Stay in your Seat!

Sensory Processing – Part 3 – More Tips for Regulation

Our bodies are constantly receiving sensory information.   Sensory information is received through vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell.  Lesser acknowledged stimuli include movement (the vestibular system) and position (proprioception).    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a dysfunction in the way that the nervous system interprets this sensory information.  Formal therapy for SPD is called Sensory Integration… Continue reading Sensory Processing – Part 3 – More Tips for Regulation

Sensory Processing Disorder – Part 2 – Transitions

Does your child have trouble at birthday parties, family events or community outings?  Do you have a struggle on snow days, teacher work days or appointments in the middle of the week?  How about assemblies at school, substitute teachers, babysitters, and adapting clothing to a change of season?  Do routine tasks such as brushing teeth… Continue reading Sensory Processing Disorder – Part 2 – Transitions