Relieving Holiday Stress at Mealtime — tips to help children with SPD and Austim
The Holidays are all about family and food. While this is a wonderful time for many, children
with sensory processing disorder or Autism find the combination to be
challenging. The loud noises, unfamiliar
people, different schedules, new smells, and strange foods can upset children
with SPD or Autism. I want to help make
things a bit easier by sharing some tips that will help you create a
sensory-friendly environment for children which will then make festive meals
and other mealtimes a more enjoyable activity of daily living for all involved.
Therapeutic Fun with Wikki Stix
Wikki Stix is a product made of wax coated yarn. Parents, teachers, and pediatric occupational therapists can all use Wikki Stix with children. Touching Wikki Stix wax coated yarn stimulates the tactile system. Wikki Stix are fun and motivating. Give a listen to this short podcast to see how children with tactile sensitivity benefit from Wikki Stix fun.
3 Deep Relaxed Breathing Exercises to Help Children with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism
relaxed breathing has many neurophysiological benefits for children,
especially those with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism. These
children experience ‘fight, flight, freeze’ stress response frequently
throughout their daily activities. Listen to this short podcast that
outlines the benefits of deep breathing that can help children
experience life with more joy and laughter.
Halloween Sensory Tips for Parents and Teachers
Halloween can be overwhelming for children with Sensory Processing Disorder. Have a listen to this short podcast where we’ll explore some sensory tips to consider, and help children with SPD and Autism feel included and enjoy this fun Holiday!