Sensory Processing Issues Explained | Child Mind Institute

When Jill went hunting for new shoes for her 6-year-old daughter, Katie, it wasn’t a simple question of finding the cutest pair in her size. While the second-grader doesn’t have wide feet, Jill learned the hard way that Katie needs a really wide toe box because “if she feels things are constricting at all, we’reContinue reading “Sensory Processing Issues Explained | Child Mind Institute”

The Jewish Press » » Decoding Sensory Processing Disorder

Great explanation of Sensory Processing There is always a lot of confusion surrounding sensory processing disorder – mainly because there are many different diagnoses that fall under the catch-all phrase sensory processing disorder SPD. Among them are three specific subcategories: read more via The Jewish Press » » Decoding Sensory Processing Disorder.

What is it like to have a Sensory Processing/Integration Disorder? (Reblogged)

rwblogged from: http://aspiegrrl.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/what-is-it-like-to-have-a-sensory-processingintegration-disorder/ December 14, 2011 by aspiegrrl  Lately, I’ve had a lot of parents ask me what exactly is it like to have a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and why it causes tantrums/meltdowns. So I’ve decided to write a post directed at trying to explain what my SPD is like, what it was likeContinue reading “What is it like to have a Sensory Processing/Integration Disorder? (Reblogged)”

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”

Why We Need Highly Sensitive People Now (via hsphealth.com)

Why We Need Highly Sensitive People Now – HSP Health Blog Thinker on a Rock, 1997 cast bronze by Barry Flanagan, British, born 1941 © by cliff1066™ Why do we need highly sensitive people now? Why do we have a renewed interest and dare I say respect for the sensitives of the world? Conditions AreContinue reading “Why We Need Highly Sensitive People Now (via hsphealth.com)”

Essential Oil Basics: Using Essential Oils with Children

Rebligged from : Essential Oil Basics: Using Essential Oils with Children. Beginning Aromatherapy – Using Essential Oils with Children Trust your instinct – a beginner’s guide to using aromatherapy with children: Essential oils are pure aromatic plant essences – they are distilled from flowers, fruit, leaves, resins, roots, seeds, and wood. The are used forContinue reading “Essential Oil Basics: Using Essential Oils with Children”

Sensory Processing Disorder

Reblogged from article: http://www.sinetwork.org/about-sensory-processing-disorder.html What Sensory Processing Disorder looks like Causes of Sensory Processing Disorder Emotional and other impacts of Sensory Processing Disorder How Sensory Processing Disorder is treated Sensory processing (sometimes called “sensory integration” or SI) is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turnsContinue reading “Sensory Processing Disorder”

What is Multi-sensory Intelligence?

Multi-Sensory Intelligence is not a disability. I am starting to see a pattern in my research.  Our body and it’s many biological, emotional, social, spiritual  and physical sensors form a very complex natural communication system that is not limited to feeding the inner self.  This system is extremely sensitive and the high levels of toxicityContinue reading “What is Multi-sensory Intelligence?”