April 7, 2017

When a person enters a Head Start or Early Start classroom where I work, they can sometimes see children wearing pressure vests and they wonder what that super hero or ballerina is wearing?
 

I like to make costumes out of them to inspire the children I’m working with t...

July 7, 2016

Every time I am talking to a crowd and I ask if anyone knows a child that walks on their toes or toe walks, at least one person knows of someone and most seem relieved to know an answer.
 

Toe walking is a sign a child needs vestibular input
 

Toe walking is a sign that...

June 30, 2016

I remember peeling a bowl of grapes, putting them in a covered box with a side hole in it and calling the grapes eyeballs for one of my boy’s school Halloween parties. I had fun watching the kids squirm as they put a hand in the grapes. This is definitely a sensory act...

June 1, 2016

The other day I had a great experience with a little boy, who benefited from the use of a pressure vest to increase his proprioception (body awareness).
 

This little one was 18 months old, and he had been working on how to walk. It’s also important to mention that this...

May 19, 2016

Teachers love to help their students learn. I have seen teachers use hand-over-hand assistance when teaching children.There is a natural tendency to be drawn to physically lead a person through a movement to have them learn. I’ve seen teachers often provide this assist...

April 29, 2016

I find kids really enjoy using a scissor. When I first introduce scissor use with paper, children usually try to find a way to approach the paper and hold the paper while they also hold the scissor and cut by opening and closing the scissor. For children, this is a lot...

April 26, 2016

I did a training last week and I was asked by one of the participants “How does the sensory system get affected?” “What is it from?”
 

I’ve seen sensory processing challenges in typical children and also those individuals with a diagnosis. I explain it is a developmenta...

April 19, 2016

I love to learn by observing children and seeing what they need. They are honest and true to who they are! Over the years, I have connected behaviors and actions to a decreased processing of sensory information. The most helpful thing I have found to do in all my exper...

April 5, 2016

I often speak at parent nights at my hometown Head Start/Early Start. It’s important to make parents aware of the support we are providing their children, and how they can continue to build on that support at home. After I did a training in December, Rachel, a Family S...

March 22, 2016

There are some preschoolers who tend to stuff their mouths. They do this for a variety of reasons, however, in my experience, this is what I’ve seen the most when young children are overstuffing.
 

Reasons Why Preschoolers Overstuff Their Mouthes
 

Most of the time, a ch...

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