Sensory Processing Disorders, Discipline and Punishment

Often children with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) go undiagnosed until they enter school or daycare, at which time they are labeled as “behavior problems.” Following the diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder the behaviors continue at school and the child’s teacher often does not know what to do and may resort to typical techniques, such as…

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Sensory Friendly Vacation Bible School – Part 2

During our sensory friendly vacation Bible school I noticed a not so obvious problem. Our church is fairly large. However, there are only a few hallways which meant they became very crowded and therefore very noisy. Clearly kids who have sensory issues are at the very least going to be bothered, if not overwhelmed. The…

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Want to Try a Sensory Friendly Vacation Bible School? I’ll Help!

I have been getting a lot of questions regarding the sensory friendly Vacation Bible School which I recently completed at the church I attend. I’m happy that so many people are interested and are wanting to do something similar at their church. I’m glad to help! I have put together a manual for you that…

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Is Your Child Constantly Moving? Can’t Sit Still? Try CrossFit!

If you have a child that is constantly on the move and is always seeking physical input, I would like to recommend something to you. You may have heard of this in conjunction with adults and yet never considered it for children. What am I referring to? CrossFit. I have been involved with CrossFit for…

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Are You Fighting With Your Child Over Homework?

One common complaint that I hear from the parents of some of the children I work with is that they fight and argue when they are helping their kids with their homework. It can be a big struggle and I fully understand that having three kids of my own, two being in elementary school. Homework…

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Worried that your Child is Delayed? Don’t be Afraid to Find Out the Answer

I listen to a lot of motivational and business speakers and I read a lot of books on business, and there is always a section in the book or speech about when business goes bad. Business owners and people with certain problems often turn away from those problems. I was thinking about that this morning…

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Want to Increase Your Child’s Learning Potential? Read to Them!

Do you know how to boost your child’s learning potential? The solution is not a computer program, educational TV show, or phone app. It’s much easier than that. What is it? Reading! Many children learn to read easily, while others struggle with this task. Reading challenges can make the transition to adulthood difficult. Even if…

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Is Your Child Stuck on a Month’s Long Waiting List? Here Are 5 Simple Things You Can Do to Get Seen Sooner!

When you suspect that your child isn’t developing properly, the first thing you might do is go see their pediatrician or primary care physician. If these suspicions are confirmed by the doctor, more than likely your child will be referred to a specialist. That could be a neurologist, psychologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist, or occupational therapist.…

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The Worst Picture Ever Taken of Me

I have always been a tech and gadget geek. I have had every new smart phone that has come out. I had the original blackberry. Remember the Palm Treo? I had it. Loved it. Loved the way I looked using it. I was busy and important. I had things to do and no one could…

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Bribing Versus Rewarding

“Open this door now!” I screamed. I have three children, ages 6, 5 and 4. My 5 year old, who is often the most behaviorally challenged, had locked himself in the bathroom and would not come out. We were in the waiting room of a doctor’s office, so my increasing vocal volume was drawing attention.…

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