Worth Repeating: Common Warning Signs of Dyspraxia... →
Heidi, pediastaff.com [Source: NCLD.org] Editor’s Note: While written for parents/guardians, this article is definitely worth sharing and reading by therapists as well. Does your young child have poor motor skills, even when doing something as simple as brushing teeth?…
Coping With Crisis - Helping Children With Special... →
nasponline.org Coping with Crisis—Helping Children With Special Needs Tips for School Personnel and Parents National Association of School Psychologists When a crisis event occursin school, in the community or at the national levelit c… Coping with crisis in school
Yoga and PTSD →
Sensory Processing Disorder and Sports
Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) may present with individual characteristics that can affect their fit with certain sports. Some aspects of a sport may make it a great match: for example, joining the track team for a child who seeks vestibular input. Other sports may be less suitable. Take the child who is unable to sustain their vision on a focal point and experiences visual...
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Clothing Sensitivity & Tactile Defensiveness
Everyone’s nervous system interprets stimuli from the environment, including stimuli from sensations. Within the nervous system, tactile receptors are designed to respond to vibration, pressure, movement, temperature, and pain. When one’s tactile system is out of balance and disorganized, interpretations to any or all of these sensations can be affected. An individual who has problems within the...
Toe-Walking: Why is it bad?
What Is Toe-Walking? Toe-walking involves walking on the toes and ball of your foot, without bearing much weight or pressure through the heels and sole. Usually children and toddlers just learning to walk will demonstrate some toe-walking. However, it usually disappears with development and once typical walking patterns are established. If it pervades beyond the early years, it may be due to...
W-sitting is a particular sitting position in which a child’s legs form in the shape of a “W” with knees pointing forward, as pictured below. Problems With Development When children sit like this, their bottom is planted on the ground and their hips and knees rest in inflexible positions. Therefore, they are limited to reach and give their attention to only what’s directly in front of them,...
Laughter can keep the weight off →
setuhealthcare.com The researchers measured the number of calories expended by 45 adults as they watched different TV programmes, including nature and comedy shows. Bouts of laughter when watching the funny film used up to 20% more energy than at…
What Is Stimming?
“Stimming” is a term for the act of engaging in a repetitive behavior, which roots itself in the word “self-stimulation”. The repeated behavior may be in the form of speech, motor functions (i.e., a continuous, repeated movement), and/or involve the sensory system. Many of us may display these stereotypical behaviors on a smaller, short-term scale if we feel stressed or anxious. ...
What Is the Vestibular System?
The vestibular system is how the body senses movement and where the body is in relation to gravity. When you’re swinging on a swing, running, or dancing, you are giving vestibular input to your body. Your vestibular system is also responsible for telling you whether you’re upside-down (i.e., on a rollercoaster, doing a cartwheel), going too fast around curves when in the backseat of a car (motion...
Sugar and kids: the toxic truth
These next two weeks the clinic will be full of egg dying, egg hunting, bunny hopping, and lots of springy Easter fun. I myself have never dyed eggs before but its a great sensory experience. Today we made a variety of various types of eggs using a dying kit. You can use a kit bought at the store or make your own dye at home! Here are the eggs we made today! There are endless ways to decorate...
What is Sensory Defensiveness?
Sensory defensiveness is a condition that consists of a wide array of symptoms. What most people may find “normal” or “non-irritating”, people with sensory defensiveness have aversive/defensive reactions to the same stimuli. What may be interesting, exciting, calming, pleasurable to most people are irritating, scary, disgusting, or painful to people with SD. The reactions...
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Great ideas to develop social skills!
We’ve been working a lot with children on addressing social skills during sessions. It is important to address these skills, to help children become socially aware, address positive reinforcement, express emotions appropriately, cope with stress and anger, and problem solving. Listed below are a few activities we found effective in the last...
Article: Woman empowered...Yogawoman →
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the lost art of solitude →
zenhabits.net “I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.” ~Henry David Thoreau Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow m…
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