Busy Toddler, Happy Mom

Book: Busy Toddler, Happy Mom: Over 280 Activities to Engage your Toddler in Small Motor and Gross Motor Activities, Crafts, Language Development and Sensory Play By Kristen Jervis Cacka, Gayle Jervis Do you often wish you had more ideas on how to keep your child stimulated at home? Do you find yourself signing up for…

Sensory Integration: Now that makes sense!

Book: Sensory Integration: Now that makes sense! By Paula L. Simpson OTR L MHA This book was written with the intent to provide general information for parents/caregivers of children with sensory issues. This book is not intended to diagnose, prevent or cure children with sensory issues, but to give parents a starting point in recognizing…

What is Wrong with W Sitting

“Each time I walk into a classroom, I can find at least 3 children who are on the floor in the W Sitting position…and they kind of remind me of melting snowman.   Their legs are wide around their bottoms, their trunk posture is often droopy and they aren’t able to move their arms outside of…

Genetic Link to Autism Uncovered

A variation in the CHD8 gene has a strong likelihood of leading to a type of autism accompanied by digestive problems, a larger head and wide-set eyes. “We finally got a clear-cut case of an autism-specific gene,” said Raphael Bernier, University of Washington associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and clinical director of the…

July Sensory Stories from Sensory Blogs

Welcome to The Sensory Spectrum’s Sensory Blog Hop! Every month, The Sensory Spectrum will host a special blog hop of posts from bloggers. Just imagine a host of bloggers sharing their stories about what it’s like to have sensory challenges and what it means to have a sensory kiddo! Read their stories. Jump from blog…

Sensory Sensitivity Video

Although this video is produced by the National Autistic Society, this video entitled Sensory Sensitivity reflects not only how an Autistic person may experience sensory input but how any sensory sensitive child might.  

Is Sensory Processing Disorder Real?

And yet another article discussing whether Sensory Processing Disorder is real or sheer quackery. You folks know what I think! And while it’s sometimes tough to read articles that minimize the issues my sons have had, I also believe discussing these issues will bring them to the forefront and help with future studies as well…

Early Research Findings Show Value of Treatment for Sensory Processing Disorder

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation has just released preliminary results documenting the effectiveness of the STAR treatment model for children with SPD, showing the value of treatment for Sensory Processing Disorder. Significant improvement were reported in adaptive behavior and emotional functioning after intensive, short-term occupational therapy. The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation has just…

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