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October 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Transitioning Out of the Chill Out Space

If you have been following our blogs and Facebook posts recently, you know that we have been featuring our sensory Chill Out Space.  A collaborative team of therapists, teachers and administrators at an elementary school have been sharing their tips and ideas with us on how they are maximizing their Chill Out Space with their students.  As we wind down our…


Added by Cecilia Cruse on October 22, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Sound Sensitive Child

You know that child.  The one that lives in fear of the next fire drill and runs screaming when the alarm goes off,  the one that always has her hands over her ears when walking through the halls, the one that might be humming just a bit too loud or  clenches or grinds his teeth when the classroom gets too busy and…


Added by Cecilia Cruse on October 15, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Need a Gentle Squeeze? Try Armeeze!

Many children with sensory processing issues struggle with tactile regulation, that is interpreting and responding to touch input to the body. Some children are more sensitive to touch, especially light touch and textures. This sensory over responsivity of the touch system is often referred to as tactile…


Added by Cecilia Cruse on October 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Push(Pathz) Your Way to Better Attention!

We all have sensory needs/preferences to help maintain focus and attention and keep calm.   What do you do to stay alert during a lecture, a conference call, or while watching an online instructional training?  Fiddle with a paper clip perhaps? Snap a rubber band? Tap a pencil? …


Added by Cecilia Cruse on October 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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