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The Sensory Processing Measures (SPM &SPM-P): QUICK TIPS

Started Dec 13, 2012 0 Replies

Howdy,I am in the process of writing the User Guide for the SPMs Quick Tips, an electronic program to help teams develop sensory-based strategies to be implemented at home, at day care and throughout…Continue

SqUoosh Contest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Becky D. Smith Aug 2, 2012. 2 Replies

Great offer! I will announce in my workshop this week! Thank you School Specialty and thanks Andy for such a great design!Continue

SqUoosh Contest

Started Aug 2, 2012 0 Replies

Great offer! I will announce in my workshop this week! Thank you School Specialty and thanks Andy for such a great design!Continue

SqUoosh Contest

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Great offer! I will announce in my workshop this week! Thank you School Specialty and thanks Andy for such a great design!Continue

 

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SPD Awareness Month: The upcoming 17th International SPD Symposium “Strategies, Science and Success: The Changing Landscape of Sensory Processing Disorder”

In preparation for celebrating SPD Awareness month, this blog will highlight the upcoming 17th International SPD Symposium scheduled for November 7 and 8, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona.In this blog, I will first speak very briefly about SPD. Then I will discuss one of my presentations “Use of Playground in Therapy Tour session”. I will also discuss items which will possibly be on display at the exhibitor booths. And finally, I will list the other speakers and many of their brilliant topics.SENSORY…See More
Oct 13, 2014
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ADHD Awareness Month: Can ADHD mask sensory processing challenges?

On the NIMH website you will read that “ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).” Because September is ADHD awareness month, I wanted…See More
Sep 8, 2014
Diana Ashby Henry commented on Diana Ashby Henry's blog post Sensory Processing and the Teenager: Helping Teachers, Caregivers and Teens Understand Sensory Needs
"Great to see that the Academy of Pediatrics just declkared that school start times for teens should be lsater because of theri need for sleep. This is a topic covered in the Tools for teens handbook mentioned above :-)"
Aug 31, 2014
Diana Ashby Henry commented on Diana Ashby Henry's blog post Sensory Processing and the Teenager: Helping Teachers, Caregivers and Teens Understand Sensory Needs
"Hello teachers, parents and teens,  I thought you might be interested in sharing with the teens you work with or live with, this article that my husband wrote. He is a bit like Sheldon on the Big bang Theory, though people say he is "much…"
Aug 21, 2014
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Aug 21, 2014
Diana Ashby Henry posted a blog post

Sensory Processing and the Teenager: Helping Teachers, Caregivers and Teens Understand Sensory Needs

This month's blog is for teens to help them discover how to live in a more “sensory safe world.” And for the caregivers and teachers to help them better understand teen behaviors as they relate to sensory processing challenges, preferences, and needs.The Teen Sensory Tools Survey Teens: Complete the Teen Sensory…See More
Aug 18, 2014
Diana Ashby Henry posted a blog post

Sensory Processing and the Teenager: Helping Teachers, Caregivers and Teens Understand Sensory Needs

This month's blog is for teens to help them discover how to live in a more “sensory safe world.” And for the caregivers and teachers to help them better understand teen behaviors as they relate to sensory processing challenges, preferences, and needs.The Teen Sensory Tools Survey Teens: Complete the Teen Sensory…See More
Jul 28, 2014
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Jul 7, 2014
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Treat Yourself to A Summertime Continuing Education Webinar!

Now that summer is here, time to relax, right? Yes…and it is also an opportunity for continuing education. Like our children, we need to take advantage of the summer for learning too. How exciting to be prepared for the upcoming school year with new “sensory tools” . Why not sign up for a webinar such as Ten Ways to Implement Response to Intervention (RtI) with Sensory Strategies? This webinar also includes “bonus” clips from the Tools for Teachers DVD…See More
Jun 16, 2014
Sue Wilkinson commented on Diana Ashby Henry's blog post Transitions from School to Home for Summer Break
"Diana, thanks for posting the link to this wonderful blog on LinkedIN. I agree with all 8 of the suggestions. I am also glad to know about the article on prepping kids for a positive sensory experience at an amusement park. My favorite tip is in the…"
May 28, 2014
Sue Wilkinson liked Diana Ashby Henry's blog post Transitions from School to Home for Summer Break
May 28, 2014
Dawn left a comment for Diana Ashby Henry
"Thank you Diana for including me in this amazing website. I am glad we connected also it has been much too long. Hope to get together soon."
May 27, 2014
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"Welcome Dawn!  I am so glad we have connected! Best wishes,  Diana"
May 27, 2014
Diana Ashby Henry commented on Diana Ashby Henry's blog post Transitions from School to Home for Summer Break
"Stay tuned for next month's post titled: Treat Yourself to A Summertime Continuing Education Webinar! Now that summer is here, time to relax, right? Yes…and it is also an opportunity for continuing education. Like our children, we need…"
May 19, 2014

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This is why I am passionate about special needs.
My mission is to help the world have compassion and understanding of how sensory integration and sensory processing impact living... throughout the life span... at home, at school, and in the community.
My Role
Occupational Therapist
Place of Work
on the road... throughout the world
Website Address
http://ateachabout.com
Skills: these are areas where I have expertise and might be able to help others.
SENSORY SOLUTIONS
Needs: these are areas where I have questions and will be looking to learn from others.
BALANCE, BODY WORKS, COMMUNICATION, FINE MOTOR, FURNITURE, INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES, MOBILITY, POSITIONING, RESOURCES, SENSORY SOLUTIONS, VESTIBULAR ORIENTATION, VISUAL MOTOR
The most valuable piece of advice I would offer to others regarding special needs.
We all have 'special needs' related to how we process and integrate sensory information. We can empower families, teachers and all other individuals to collaborate and develop sensory safe spaces and strategies that support each person's needs.
What I hope to gain from My Special Needs Network
1. Information on the latest research re neurodevelopment and neurophysiology related to sensory integration and sensory processing.
2. Information on the latest materials and products developed by the School Specialty Special Needs Team
3. Feedback on the 'Sensory Tools' workshops I present
4. Networking and collaboration with colleagues related to sensory processing and sensory integration

Diana Ashby Henry's Blog

SPD Awareness Month: The upcoming 17th International SPD Symposium “Strategies, Science and Success: The Changing Landscape of Sensory Processing Disorder”

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

In preparation for celebrating SPD Awareness month, this blog will highlight the upcoming 17th International SPD Symposium scheduled for November 7 and 8, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona.

In this blog, I will first speak very briefly about SPD.

Then I will discuss one of my presentations “Use of Playground in Therapy Tour session”.

I will also discuss items which will possibly be on display at the exhibitor booths.

And finally, I will list the other speakers and many…

Continue

ADHD Awareness Month: Can ADHD mask sensory processing challenges?

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

On the NIMH website you will read that “ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).”



Because September is ADHD awareness…

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Sensory Processing and the Teenager: Helping Teachers, Caregivers and Teens Understand Sensory Needs

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 10:00am 2 Comments

This month's blog is for teens to help them discover how to live in a more “sensory safe world.” And for the caregivers and teachers to help them better understand teen behaviors as they relate to sensory processing challenges, preferences, and needs.

The Teen Sensory Tools Survey

Teens: Complete the…

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General Ed teachers: Helping to integrate students with sensory processing challenges into the classroom

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

In this month’s blog I will be discussing children who are displaying behaviors reflecting sensory processing challenges, often not thought as appropriate in the classroom. Unlike children who are wheelchair users and easily receive assistance for their challenges, those with sensory processing challenges have “hidden” disabilities. They are often misunderstood and receive punishment for their behaviors. Assessment is important to identify the cause of their challenges. Once identified as…

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At 11:19am on May 27, 2014, Dawn said…
Thank you Diana for including me in this amazing website. I am glad we connected also it has been much too long. Hope to get together soon.
At 9:57am on October 6, 2010, Sue Wilkinson said…
Diana,
I know you are working on the playground presentsation. Did you see the photos here that Cecilia posted on Megan's Park?? Really interesting. Sue
At 9:48am on September 24, 2010, Sue Wilkinson said…
You are my first Friend request, I think?! Let's be BFF's!
At 12:32pm on September 20, 2010, Sue Wilkinson said…
Hi Diana and Rick,
I hope you had some sunny skies in Michigan? I mentioned you in Friday's blog. Were you able to start getting photos or video clips? I am still checking into Australia distribution. More soon.
Sue
At 8:27pm on July 1, 2010, Bright Solutions said…
Thanks for joining the Special Needs Network. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement as we officially launch. We look forward to your ongoing active participation and providing you with the research and information on our latest product developments. We appreciate the workshops you provide... keep up the good work.
 
 
 

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