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The Difference Between Weight and Compression items, explained.

Written on January 14, 2019 at 10:58 am, by

The Difference Between Weight and Compression items, explained. For kids with special needs, ASD, or SPD, proprioceptive feedback can be crucial to their development and help normalize the sensory input of their environments. One of the best ways to administer proprioceptive feedback to an individual with special needs is through weighted or compression items. We… CONTINUE READING

Proprioception, explained.

Written on January 8, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Proprioception, explained. In the special needs community, there is a lot of talk about proprioception and proprioceptive feedback. Although the word sounds like a prehistoric dinosaur, it’s a pretty big neurological part of everyone’s lives. In short, proprioception is knowing where one’s body is in space. But it doesn’t stop there. What’s up with proprioceptive… CONTINUE READING

Meltdowns, explained.

Written on December 21, 2018 at 3:25 pm, by

Meltdowns, explained. If you’re raising a child on the autism spectrum, chances are you have encountered a meltdown. Meltdowns are categorized as an intense response to overwhelming environmental or situational simulations, eliciting an uncontrolled behavior. Meltdowns can occur for several reasons, but usually, they happen because a child is not equipped with the right tools,… CONTINUE READING