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January 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Rise and SHINE! 5 great tips for starting the day with Sensory Strategies

We know the importance of keeping a sensory routine at school to help students with sensory processing issues stay focused, calm and hopefully meltdown free during the day.  Yet a good sensory diet or “sensory lifestyle” begins at home so if you have a child who has trouble even rising, much less shining out of bed…

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Added by Cecilia Cruse on January 27, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Addressing sensory processing challenges across environments

To piggy back on the previous January 2014 blog, every environment (at school and in the home) presents teachers and staff with opportunities to address sensory processing challenges. These not only include the main classroom (such as wearing …

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Added by Diana Ashby Henry on January 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Transitioning back to school after the holidays

All of the excitement from the holidays, family gatherings and December parties are behind us. The return to school (for some of us) and to school (for some children) may be difficult, after winter break. However, getting back to the daily routine in their classroom may be just what children with sensory processing challenges need; especially if they have “over responsivity” (sometimes called “over sensitivity”). Predictability and consistency are great tools for those who are uncomfortable…

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Added by Diana Ashby Henry on January 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Calming Cafeteria Chaos

Many of you know that the lunchroom may be the one of the most hectic parts of a school day. Most classes have a very finite time allotted to get in, get served, eat and get cleaned up.  Add in the noise factor, the glare of overhead fluorescent lights and the smells emanating from the kitchen and for children with…

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Added by Cecilia Cruse on January 15, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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