Simplifying the Sensory System

Simplifying the Sensory System

When I first heard of the sensory system I was about 6 years old and in kindergarten. I was told about my ears, nose, mouth, eyes, and hands and how those made up my 5 senses. As an adult I heard words like sensory processing, sensory activities, sensory diet, and so...

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Sensory Diet Activities for Indoor Play

Sensory Diet Activities for Indoor Play

**sensory diet activities to do inside when outside play isn’t an option**   The winter months can feel long...really long! If you live in a place like I do, the summer provides great time for the kids to go outdoors and be active, but between the rain, the cold,...

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How to Encourage Sensory Diet Activities Without Bribes

How to Encourage Sensory Diet Activities Without Bribes

While holding our sensory diet activities homework in my hands, I walk out of the Occupational Therapist and my brain starts to spin, anxiety rushes in, and I can feel my pulse in every portion of my body. It happens every week over this one single piece of paper. I...

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How to Understand Sensory Kids

How to Understand Sensory Kids

  In the past few weeks I've been asking different people what it means to truly understand sensory differences they've noticed with their kids. I've received responses like these: "Understanding" [my daughter] would mean knowing what her body and mind needs when...

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Getting Back on the Bike

Getting Back on the Bike

Getting Back on the Bike Angie's story of how she taught her vestibular avoiding son to ride a bike, which in turn became a lesson to her too.   “SIT RIGHT THERE!” I yelled angrily as I placed my 8 year-old son in the garage.  “I need a time-out!”  I declared as I...

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Piecing Together Sensory Information

Piecing Together Sensory Information

Riding tricycles naked over every crack in the driveway. Sound strange to you? It did to me for the first three years of my son's life. All I knew was that his happy place was in front of our house riding his tricycle to his heart's content over every single crack all...

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7 Tips for Calming School Anxiety

7 Tips for Calming School Anxiety

Crocodile tears, my son yelling "everything is STUPID" and "I hate that" as I held him in my arms knowing that my fears had come true. It took my son less than two minutes to burst into meltdown mode after seeing me waiting for him at the front gates of the school. As...

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Everything You Need to Know about Sensory Processing

Everything You Need to Know about Sensory Processing

WOW! All I can say is something AMAZING was just released and I can't wait for you all to see it! Sensory Processing 101 is an amazing resource for parents, educators, and anyone who wants to know more about any aspect of sensory processing. The book was written by...

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The Best Way to Explain SPD

The Best Way to Explain SPD

[xyz-ihs snippet="SPD"] Click Here to Purchase While Its Still ON SALE I recently wrote a post about why I don't explain SPD to most people. I still hold true to that concept, BUT, like most rules there is usually an exception. When it comes to explaining sensory...

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Why I Won’t Explain SPD to Most People

Why I Won’t Explain SPD to Most People

There are beautiful moments where I see a perfect light in my child, the potential, the love, I see it all. Those carefree moments when all is going well, and at least in my world the stars are all aligned. I love it, I live for those moments, but I don't enjoy them...

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Sensory Treat Review

Sensory Treat Review

Sensory Treat Review- Magnet Set As a mother of a child with sensory differences who ALWAYS benefits from regular sensory activities, I know the most difficult part of providing sensory activities is deciding which activity to do and motivating my child to do it. I've...

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4 Ways to Encourage Sensory Play

4 Ways to Encourage Sensory Play

"All the sensory activities I see look great, but how do I get my kid to actually do them? He always fights me when I try" I have read that statement a couple of times from friends this past week when discussing sensory activities. If that rings true for you as well,...

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Tactile Sensitivity- How to Tackle It Like A Boss

Tactile Sensitivity- How to Tackle It Like A Boss

Tactile Sensitivity- What is it and everything you need to know to support it like a BOSS!   If your child has been known to flare up, become frustrated, or seem to avoid particular sensations, it could be due to a tactile sensitivity you may not have noticed...

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Is Your Child’s Behavior Linked to Sensory?

Is Your Child’s Behavior Linked to Sensory?

"Wild child, tantrum kid, aggressive behavior, extremely sensitive, picky eater, defiant, super active, explosive, etc." Do any of those labels describe your child's behavior in any way? If so, you might find it relieving to know the behavior is likely related to...

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The Secret to Understanding Sensory Behavior

The Secret to Understanding Sensory Behavior

Sitting on the couch, listening to my toddler scream for the millionth time that day, wondering what set him off, and feeling the weight of not knowing how to console him....just like always. At that time, nothing I did seemed to help him, and as a person with a great...

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Sensory processing disorder, what is it?

Sensory processing disorder, what is it?

Sensory Processing Disorder, put simply is the way a brain interprets the sensations applied to our body. Each of the seven senses; (see, hear, touch, taste, smell, proprioception, and vestibular stimulation) are felt in a typical body and the signal is sent to the...

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Wendy is the co-creator of Sensory Solutions and Understanding Sensory, two courses designed to empower parents with the knowledge of sensory differences. Wendy offers a unique and effective perspective to overcoming the frustrations of every day life with a child with sensory differences.

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