Thanksgiving Sensory Play

We had so much fun with sensory play this week. We made apple pie oobleck! It's really easy and so much fun. It only takes three simple ingedients: applesauce cornstarch cinnamon (optional, we … [Read more...]

Halloween Play Dough Fun

Pictured above is a Halloween invitation to play I created with play dough and other fun items. I love homemade play dough and here is the recipe I used for this play dough: •two 3 oz boxes of … [Read more...]

Halloween Sensory Fun

I LOVE sensory projects. Slime is easy to make and a lot of fun. It's easy to customize it for the season and the kids sure enjoy it. For this slime I started out with two simple ingredients: •one … [Read more...]

Shinn Shoppe: Chewellery

  Do you have a child who loves to chew? Many children with sensory issues crave oral stimulation and will chew on their clothes, hands, hair, their mamas, etc. Obviously we want them to be … [Read more...]

Shinn Shoppe–Weighted Lap Pad

Weighted lap pads are excellent items for children with sensory needs.  The extra input is calming and can help a child to focus and not fidget.  Very helpful for school, dr appointments, and other … [Read more...]

This Child WILL NOT STOP CHEWING…. part 1

  Help!! This Kid (student) will NOT STOP CHEWING... As a behavior and autism specialist, I work with children of all ages...  Some have disabilities and some do not....  But one common thread I see … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Out of Sync Child

The Out of Synch Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz is a book that explains what Sensory Integration Dysfunction is and how to deal with it.  It is a very practical book full of good coping mechanisms … [Read more...]

When Death & Autism Collide

  When Death & Autism Collide Although death is part of life, it is not a topic that is discussed often. The loss of a loved one is difficult at any time but the loss of the young is … [Read more...]

10 Steps in Avoiding Holiday Upsets in Children

10 Steps in Avoiding Holiday Upsets in Children  The holiday season is upon us, and for those of us who have a child with a disability, suffers from anxiety or sensory sensitivities it can be … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Cranberry Play Dough

After today, most kiddos will be off from school for Christmas break for a couple of weeks. This is a great sensory activity to help with filling time. Play dough is lots of fun and it can be very … [Read more...]