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Work on Speech, Language and Motor Skills With This Fun Halloween Craft!

Crafts enable children to be creative and gain a sense of achievement, while also working on important speech, language, and motor skills. Incorporate skills learned in therapy using this Paper Jack O’ Lantern craft idea.

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Would Your Child Benefit From a Listening Program?

Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to continue to form new pathways throughout our lives. One way to retrain the brain is through listening therapy.

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Understanding the Relationship Between Anxiety and Sensory Processing Disorder

Would you believe 80% of people with sensory processing difficulties have anxiety? It’s not uncommon for children to be diagnosed with anxiety disorder, only to have their parents wonder why the medication they were prescribed doesn’t seem to help. Not

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How to Understand Sensory Integration

People with sensory issues do not have efficient pathways to absorb, process, and then generate an appropriate response based on the information they received from the environment. As a result, they may have to absorb, process, and generate a response for one system at a time instead of all of the senses at once.

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Should I Be Worried About Retained Primitive Reflexes in My Child?

Babies possess a unique set of reflexes – known as primitive reflexes – that gradually are replaced by higher level reflexes. If these reflexes persist, they are called retained primitive reflexes.

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How Dangerous is Screen Time for Kids?

Many parents have concerns about, and spend hours battling with their children over, screen time – and for good reason.

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16 Outdoor Activities to Do With Your Child This Spring

Spring is here and now is a great time to take your kids outside. Outdoor activities encourage your child to take risks, solve problems, and explore independently, and promote sensory, social, cognitive, and motor challenges.

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Sensory Strategies for the Grocery Store

Is grocery shopping with your child a challenge? With so many products competing for the shopper’s attention, the grocery store is a full-on assault of color, noise, and confusion. It can be a challenge for kids with sensory issues to

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What You Need to Know About “Stimming”

What Exactly IS Stimming? An easy way to understand stimming is as an action that people use in order to either make themselves have more energy or to calm down. The more accurate explanation is that the connections in our

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What Parents Need to Know About Teletherapy for Kids

Have you heard about teletherapy? Teletherapy is simply therapy, over the internet, through a live video connection. The treatment is very similar to what a child receives in person; it’s just done using a computer. If you’ve ever used FaceTime or Skype

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