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If you are a parent of a child with special needs, especially if it includes sensory processing issues, then you already know that haircuts are a difficult experience for your child. Getting a haircut is a major sensory experience for a child. When a child has a reduced ability to regulate the sensory experience, the […]


Holidays can be a fun time spent with family, friends, and neighbors. When you have a child with special needs, it is possible to have a fun Halloween, but it often takes some extra planning and preparation. Children who have sensory processing issues, are on the Autism spectrum, or have other special needs can enjoy […]

Sensory Integration Tools for School Aged Children

If your sensory seeking child is having difficulty sitting still at school, you may want to try some of these tools. For children in kindergarten and above, their typical school day is structured with lots of time sitting still at their table or desk. This can be difficult for the sensory seeking child, as they […]

Have you been told by your child’s therapist that they are working on his sense of proprioception? Sometimes this term is thrown around by therapists and many parents aren’t sure what it means. A simple explanation of the sense of proprioception is the body’s ability to sense itself and where it is in space. This […]

Sensory integration tools to make at home using balloons, rice, and socks for under $10!

-Balloon fidget This is a great tool to make at home for your school aged child who wants something to fidget with their hands at their desk. It can increase attention in the classroom and it’s not noisy so it won’t disturb other students. Have your child help make it by picking out the balloon. […]

What is Sensory Processing Disorder and How Can O.T. Help?

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is an under-diagnosed disorder that prevents the brain from properly translating sensory input into normal, meaningful experiences. You are no doubt familiar with your senses – smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch. For a child with SPD, sensory input can seem excessive or insufficient when others perceive it to be moderate. […]