School and Sensory Processing Disorder: Get Set for Success

School Success and Sensory Processing Disorder | The Sensory Spectrum

For most kids, sensory processing occurs without conscious thought and these skills are automatic. But for some kids, sensory information goes into the brain but does not get organized into appropriate responses. For some of these children, school is a place they dislike. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is an increasingly common diagnosis, with a wide…

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Hopscotch Play Mat (Gross Motor Toys)


Hopscotch Play Carpets Durable Latex Gel Skid-Proof Backing Made of 100% Nylon Soil And Stain Resistant Washable Carpet Indoor/Outdoor Usage Classic & educational play carpet idea Everybody knows kids get into manias, where they have to play the same game over and over, be it jacks, marbles, or… hopscotch. The only problem with hopscotch is…

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Tips for Homeschooling Special Needs Students

Tips for Homeschooling Special Needs Kids | The Sensory Spectrum

Do you have a child who is autistic, learning disabled or has other special needs? Think you can’t homeschool? Join several iHomeschool Network bloggers to hear their valuable tips and resources for homeschooling families and parents of children with special needs. Tips for Homeschooling Special Needs Students:

Fall Allergies Can Trigger Sensory Issues


With the pick-up of seasonal allergies, are you noticing your child seems more sensitive than usual? We often talk about sensory triggers for our children; however, I rarely hear parents talk about how allergies come into play. Even mild seasonal allergies can be enough to trigger sensory reactions in kids. As a life-long allergy sufferer,…

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Outdoor Finger Painting – Tactile Fun!


Looking for a fun tactile sensory activity for your kiddo while the weather is still great? Outdoor finger painting is SO much more than just making a pretty picture. This activity is a full-on sensory experience that gets kids using their bodies, imagination and senses. CLICK HERE: Outdoor Finger Painting (tactile sensory activity)