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Sensory rooms, explained.

Written on February 22, 2019 at 3:19 pm, by

Imagine a softly lit, quiet space filled with captivating lights, soothing sounds, and cozy swings. It’s like a playground but intended for taking a breather instead of burning off excess energy. That’s right, we’re talking about a sensory room or multi-sensory environment. Everything in the space is carefully chosen and placed so that individuals with… CONTINUE READING

Ninja Therapy: Chewing

Written on October 9, 2018 at 1:40 pm, by

What is “Ninja Therapy”? Occupational Therapist, Emily Martin coined the term “ninja therapy” to describe her way of helping kids and adults address their sensory and developmental needs in subtle ways. By disguising therapeutic activities in a friendly, not-so-clinical way, kiddos get the benefits of the therapy they need wrapped up in a discreet way.  … CONTINUE READING

How To Win Bedtime Battles

Written on August 29, 2018 at 9:44 am, by

Struggling with a child over bedtime is basically a rite of passage for parents. Sometimes it feels like all the storybooks, lullabies, goodnight kisses, and sheep counting in the world just won’t do the trick. And this can be especially true of children on the Autism spectrum who sometimes have to work that much harder… CONTINUE READING