Back to School: Ready for school? Make sure those vaccine records are up to date!

Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back … More Back to School: Ready for school? Make sure those vaccine records are up to date!

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: 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

Types of Sensory Processing Disorders: Part 1

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) may affect only one sense, like hearing or sight, or it can impact multiple senses. For example,  a child may react strongly to different textures of clothing while another may over-respond to loud sounds. Many children who have SPD are not immediately diagnosed with the condition as the disorder can be … More Types of Sensory Processing Disorders: Part 1

Top 10 Questions to ask your child’s school district or teacher: Sensory Processing Disorder

I’ve been debating on whether to post this now or later in the school year, but I figured there’s no such thing as asking too many questions. Parents and students must advocate for themselves and the services and support they need. While many states have mandated  providing free special education services, these services may be … More Top 10 Questions to ask your child’s school district or teacher: Sensory Processing Disorder

NPR Friday Round Up – Going to the dentist with sensory processing disorder

A simple trip to the dentist can become a complicated affair for people with sensory processing disorder or other disabilities. Getting Dental Care Can Be A Challenge For People With Disabilities Enlarge this image At the Marshfield Clinic dental center in Chippewa Falls, Wis., hygienist Karen Eslinger is getting her room ready. It’s all quite … More NPR Friday Round Up – Going to the dentist with sensory processing disorder