HealthyChildren.org – Improving Family Communications

Reblogeed from: Improving Family Communications: via HealthyChildren.org – Improving Family Communications. How can I improve communications in my family? Here are a few important ways to build healthy communication Be available: Make time in everyone’s busy schedule to stop and talk about things. Even 10 minutes a day without distractions for you and your childContinue reading “HealthyChildren.org – Improving Family Communications”

Reblogged article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs | | Independent Editor’s choice Blogs

Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs | | Independent Editor’s choice Blogs.     Now, scientists just need to make the link between how cortisol inlfuences the gut brain and we will know that stress causes an increase in food and other types of sensory sensitivities….. The moral ofContinue reading “Reblogged article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs | | Independent Editor’s choice Blogs”

Becoming mindful of my children’s hypersensitive senses

As children, my husband and I developed very negative coping strategies for our sensitivities. But as adults, we are beginning to grasp the importance of becoming sense aware and learning to listen differently. I remember this episode with my mom. We were on vacation and I had to go to camp. I did not wantContinue reading “Becoming mindful of my children’s hypersensitive senses”

Reblogged: Factsheet for autism therapy: social stories | Healing Thresholds

What is it?   Social stories are used to teach social skills to children with autism (1). A social story is a simple description of an everyday social situation, written from a child’s perspective. Social stories can be used in different situations. For example, social stories can help a child prepare for upcoming changes inContinue reading “Reblogged: Factsheet for autism therapy: social stories | Healing Thresholds”

Reblogged: Factsheet for autism therapy: sensory integration | Healing Thresholds

What is it? Most of us unconsciously learn to combine our senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, balance, body in space) in order to make sense of our environment. Children with autism have trouble learning to do this. Sensory integration therapy is a type of occupational therapy (OT) that places a child in a roomContinue reading “Reblogged: Factsheet for autism therapy: sensory integration | Healing Thresholds”