Visual Timetables life events parenting self-care sensory

Oh how I wish I had known about visual timetables when our children first arrived!  Then, they were just a rather technical phrase for something used by therapists and social workers for non-verbal children on the autistic spectrum…surely not relevant to us?  So we struggled on...

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What’s that smell? Using the olfactory sense in parenting children. parenting sensory

“Mum, why do you smell of Mark and Jenny?” demanded my 7-year-old as I stood, bleary eyed, just awake, outside his bedroom at 6.30am.  

“Eh? What?” 

“You smell of them Mum…why?”

I had sat and chatted with our friends the previous evening...

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What is Sensory Integration? sensory

Sensory Integration

Sensory integration is the organisation of sensations within the body for use. Our senses help us to understand the physical conditions of our body and the environment surrounding us. The sensations are transferred into the brain every moment of every day. The senses...

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Meltdown SOS! sensory

“Meltdown SOS! Survival toolkit”

 

Does your child or loved one have really frequent mega-meltdowns? Are you all exhausted by them? We have often been so exhausted by our children’s frequent meltdowns that we have been simply unable to think straight about long term...

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What is Proprioception? sensory

NOTE: technical blog!! 

What Is Proprioception?

It’s said that we have five basic senses: touch, smell, hearing, sight, and taste. Yet there’s a sixth sense (and more!) that’s often recognised as such because it’s just as important as those other five. It’s...

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What is the Vestibular System? sensory

Understanding the Vestibular System and Its Disorders

Each day, our bodies engage in a series of functions we don’t really consciously think much about. For example, our hearts beat on their own, we breathe without making any effort, and we keep our balance without trying. That last bodily...

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Get Ready for Summer with Fun and Affordable Sensory Tools sensory

It is so hard to believe that the summer months are here! Let’s get ready by making sure there are plenty of engaging sensory activities that children, teens, and adults alike will want to do again and again.

Here are some great ideas organised by sensory skill. These great products are...

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The Power of Auditory Training sensory

You might have heard suggestions such as playing Mozart for infants while they play or even as they sleep, but did you know that Auditory Training is a much more targeted and focused exercise that can benefit all ages? Children, teens, and adults who face sensory challenges, have suffered brain...

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Sensory Play at Home sensory

There may be times when we aren’t able to do regular OT, and this time is one of them! Let’s keep calm and get creative with some fun activities to do at home that will keep your child engaged. Ah, but this isn’t another list of things to place in a bin or a station to...

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What is Sensory Processing? sensory

What Is Sensory Processing?

All around us exists a world that’s begging to be explored. We’re blessed to have many senses that make enjoying this world a possibility, although for some people, having these senses can be overwhelming. This can be due to what’s known as sensory...

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He is Risen! Easter Sensory Fun sensory

No matter what this season has brought you, the blessing of forgiveness and new life remains. We celebrate His resurrection to remember to the pain and suffering our Savior endured at the Cross, and to praise Him for His gift of salvation. Because of His wounds, we are healed.

It can be hard in...

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What Is Self-Regulation and Why Is It Important? sensory

Do you have a child that hits, kicks, screams in the house, rips things up, and regularly 'loses it'?

OR

Can you remember dreaming of reaching adulthood so you could eat chocolate cake every day for dinner and stay up until the small hours of the night on a weekday? Yet, now that we have the...

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