Sensory Processing Disorder and Psychological First Aid

This the last post in my brief series on Emergency Preparedness and Sensory Processing Disorder. Calm in the Midst of the Storm: Emergency Preparedness and Sensory Processing Disorder (Part 1) Calm in the Midst of the Storm: Emergency Preparedness and Sensory Processing Disorder (Part 2) How do we help our children cope with the long … More Sensory Processing Disorder and Psychological First Aid

Calm in the Midst of the Storm: Emergency Preparedness and Sensory Processing Disorder (Part 2)

Helping Children Cope Disasters can leave children and teens feeling frightened, confused and insecure. And kids’ responses can be quite varied. It’s important to not only recognize these reactions, but also help children cope with their emotions. You are their biggest influence. When you can manage your own feelings, you can make disasters less traumatic … More Calm in the Midst of the Storm: Emergency Preparedness and Sensory Processing Disorder (Part 2)

We’re still here! Getting back into the swing of blogging. You should attend ASPERGER SYNDROME: Independent Living

My, how time flies when you’re a grown up. I can’t believe it’s practically August already. Things in our ST4K family have been busy. K, her husband and the kids (A and J) enjoyed an extended trip to Southeast Asia for their family vacation. J is turning 6 on Saturday. Due to the time difference, … More We’re still here! Getting back into the swing of blogging. You should attend ASPERGER SYNDROME: Independent Living

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?

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…

Do you want your story to be heard? Casting Call for Employable Me – American Documentary

I have to thank my blogger buddy, @anonymouslyautistic, for posting this on her blog earlier this week. JOB SEEKERS SOUGHT FOR DOCUMENTARY TELEVISION SERIES A diverse workforce can be great for a business and EMPLOYABLE ME wants to dramatically shake up the system to prove it. Documentary producers at Optomen USA are looking for people with neuro-diverse … More Do you want your story to be heard? Casting Call for Employable Me – American Documentary