Creating a sensory friendly classroom

sensory-friendly-classroom

As children settle into the school routine, differences in the way children process sensation may start to become more apparent to both parents and teachers. Some children may be overloaded with the amount of sensory information an average classroom provides. Others may not be getting enough sensory information to attend […]

10 Tips for sensory kids to make bed time easier

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After another run of sleepless nights with my own kids after a tummy bug ran through the house, I thought I would write a sympathetic blog on sleep and sensory issues. Children who’s sensory systems are more sensitive to sensation find it hard to get used to everyday sensory information- […]

Look with your eyes: Parenting the sensory seeking child

Sensory Seeking Child

So far in this blog, I have focused on children who are over-responsive to sensation (who’s modulator is getting too many messages). These children generally have a low threshold for sensation and avoid or become easily overwhelmed by their environment. This week, I thought I would focus on the ‘sensory seekers’- […]

A Sensory friendly Christmas

A sensory friendly christmas

Christmas can be a time of sensory overload for both parents and children alike (whether they have sensory processing difficulties or not). For the last few weeks all of us (including me!) in my family have been running out of steam and the tiredness combined with too much sensory input […]

Easy sensory diet activities for a busy household

Sensory Diet - Movement

‘Managing your modulator’ A ‘sensory diet’ as it is known is often a core part of intervention for kids with sensory processing difficulties. Despite it’s name it’s not to do with eating, it is the idea of ‘feeding’ or sending the child’s  sensory system (modulator) the messages it needs so […]