#cardboardkidsSA – It’s happening everywhere!

#cardboardkidsSA   Cardboard Kids Is a Child Abuse Prevention Campaign Happening in San Antonio (http://www.cardboardkidssa.com/) In 2015, there were 4,941 confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect in Bexar County. And while that number is staggering, it’s just as shocking to learn that only 1 in 10 sexually abused children ever make an outcry, meaning thousands … More #cardboardkidsSA – It’s happening everywhere!

April Showers Bring….Awareness?

Every month has dozens of observances, holidays, and awareness events. April seems especially busy, and Sensory Toys for Kids will be using our corner of the blogosphere to highlight concerns and raise awareness about conditions and situations related to our children, families, and clients. This month we will be observing: National Autism Awareness Month National … More April Showers Bring….Awareness?

Friday News Round Up: Teachers, have you heard about the open classroom concept? What are your thoughts?

This week I came across and interesting educational concept. Have you ever heard of open schools or open classrooms? I hadn’t heard of it until this week. My mom learned about it in college back in the late 1960s and early 1970s but never taught in this kind of setting. What is the open classroom … More Friday News Round Up: Teachers, have you heard about the open classroom concept? What are your thoughts?

Sharing a Blog Post: He’s Not A Brat…It’s Called SPD! — Rach Today

He’s not a brat…It’s called SPD! Some people may have read my title and knew what SPD stood for right away. While others are like wth is SPD, and is that shit contagious. SPD stands for Sensory Processing Disorder. Sensory processing is how the nervous system interprets senses/signals, and turns them into appropriate behavioral/motor response. […] … More Sharing a Blog Post: He’s Not A Brat…It’s Called SPD! — Rach Today

Friday News Round Up: Special Education & Autism and Puberty

Happy Friday from ST4K! Today, we have 2 news stories. The first one was published in 2015 and highlights the story of a teenager dealing with autism and puberty. The second story is more recent. In the decision of the case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the Supreme Court ruled a school must offer an “individualized education … More Friday News Round Up: Special Education & Autism and Puberty

Picky Eating and Sensory Eating Are NOT The Same! A Guide to Improving Feeding in Sensory Eaters

Originally posted on Man vs Mommy:
Today, Man took a bite of a carrot, chewed it, and swallowed!!!  I tried to remain calm on the outside; I didn’t want him to notice the amount of excitement, relief, hope, and importance I placed on that one single bite.  I didn’t want him to shrink under the…