Snow Day, Snow Play!
Jan 24, 2021 04:01PM ● By Lifescape, Megan Johnke, OTD, OTR/L, LifeScape
Living in the upper Midwest, we usually get our fair share of snow. While a snow day is great for hot chocolate, movies, and blowing the dust off a board game or two, it can also serve as a great medium for sensory play and learning activities.Read More »
Are you Sensory Smart?
Dec 05, 2020 09:37AM ● By By: Kristin Wittmayer, MS OTR/L Visions Therapy Center
Let’s face it...2020 was a crazy year with upended routines challenging all families. When schedules are chaotic and routines disrupted, kids with sensory processing challenges have an especially difficult time navigating. We collect information from the world around us using our senses of hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch. What can you do to empower your kids and their senses?Read More »
What to Look for in Choosing a Sensory Gym
Sep 27, 2018 02:14PM ● By The Hood Magazine
Although, we don’t think about it, we use our senses everyday to function effectively. The development of these senses is a critical foundation for the achievement of normal developmental milestones.Read More »
Toolbox for Teachers: Promoting Success for Students
Jan 25, 2017 11:00AM ● By Hood Magazine
The need for classroom sensory supports, tools and strategies has steadily increased over the last few years. Trends of increased screen time, less opportunity for movement and fewer breaks in the school day has a direct impact on a child’s attention to task, focus and self-regulation (mood, emotions, and behavior).Read More »