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

Sensory Processing – Helpful Tips Part 1

1 in 66 children have autism (CDC 2014 data) 1 in 20 children have a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD Foundation, 2010) 1 in 6 children experience sensory symptoms strong enough to affect everyday life functions (Kathleen Morris, MS CCC-SLP 2014) A quick Google search will provide you with everything you need to know (and more)… Continue reading Sensory Processing – Helpful Tips Part 1

Peanut Butter & Cupcake…A Book Review

  While browsing in Barnes and Noble last week, I happened upon this wonderful book entitled Peanut Butter & Cupcake by Terry Border.  It was a bargain at $7.99.  I love books that are fun to look at, easy to listen to and have the potential to teach.  This book is all of those.  The illustrations… Continue reading Peanut Butter & Cupcake…A Book Review

Summer Play List – Part 2 – Sensory Bins

Don’t be daunted by the fancy word.  A sensory bin is simply a container filled with something for sensory play.  The play can be tactile (textured, messy), auditory (things that make various noises and sounds), visual (things that are colorful and fun to watch move), fine motor (small connecting or building toys), multi-sensory or for… Continue reading Summer Play List – Part 2 – Sensory Bins

Summer Play List – Revised

I’m revising my list of top toys for indoor summer play to include some new discoveries. Enjoy! Construction Because so many of the kiddos that I see have difficulty with coordination, I like building toys that don’t topple easily.  They can build bigger and taller without their masterpiece falling down.  I love: Duplo blocks, Bristle… Continue reading Summer Play List – Revised