Tag Archives: SPD

OT/PT Corner: 17 Tips For Finding the Right Shoes for a Child with Special Needs

[Source:  Friendship Circle] The wrong pair of shoes can create a day of misery for anyone. When special needs are added to the mix, the right pair of shoes can become elusive. Increased foot discomfort is associated with Sensory Processing … Continue reading


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Book Review: The Special Needs School Survival Guide

Book by Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L Review by Lindsey Biel, M.A. OTR/L Every so often a book comes along that you know you have to recommend to the families  and caregivers of the kids you work with. This wonderful, self-published book … Continue reading


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Worth Repeating: Melting Down the Autistic Meltdown: Sometimes Tantrums aren’t Tantrums

Thank you to The Sensory Spectrum for sharing this article with us [Source: emaxhealth.com] The one thing that I hear from parents of autistic children the most is how frustrating their child’s meltdowns are and how humiliating it is that … Continue reading


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Why do Some Children with Autism React Strongly to Noise?

[Source:  CBS News] CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joined “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the major medical stories of the week. A new study is shedding light on one … Continue reading


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Sensory Activities of the Week: Sensational Straws

[Source: Specialism] Random national observances can provide great inspiration for sensory diet fun. Take National Drinking Straw Day, for instance.  This little-known observance was celebrated on January 3 in honor of the invention and patenting of the paper drinking straw … Continue reading


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