Category Archives: Sensory Processing

3 Tips for Transitioning Back to School (at any age)

There is so much advice out there for transitioning back to school and how to make it easier for children with or without sensory challenges, I thought I’d simplify in hopes I can make this time (and your transition) easier: … Continue reading

Sensory Mom

You buy the exact same socks, shoes and underwear in the next 3 sizes up to avoid running out, while the ones you have still fit your child When a manufacturer discontinues above said socks, shoes or underwear or ceases … Continue reading

5 Tips for a Sensory Diet

Sensory Diets are a way to support people who struggle with sensory challenges.  In my private practice with children and in my parent coaching sessions we develop an individualized set of activities that children with sensory processing disorder, find helpful. … Continue reading

When Sensory Strategies Fail; 3 Tips

I know this may be a surprise coming from me, a sensory OT and it may disappoint but,…sensory strategies do not fix all behaviors. Sensory strategies may not work every time, and the same strategies don’t work for all children. There, … Continue reading

Sensory or Behavior or Both?

The line between sensory and behavior often becomes blurred and can be one of the most confusing challenges parents of kids with sensory processing disorder (SPD) face. Not all negative behaviors equal “sensory meltdown” and not all kids with behavior … Continue reading

“Picky eater” or “problem feeder”?

I can anecdotally tell you that picky eating is a parenting issue on the rise. As a therapist, I have multiple opinions as to where this trend comes from and as a parent, I know the stress this pattern can bring to a family. Thankfully, there are some straightforward things that can be done, both as a therapist or a parent, to begin the process of correcting this difficult pattern. Continue reading

Picky eating not picky reading (2)

The benefits of reading to young children are well documented for literacy development (Kuo et al. 2004) but what about eating development?!  Clinical practice shows that reading books about food may help young children engage in the process of eating … Continue reading

picky eating (1)

To help a picky eater you do NOT need to become a food artist…       OR creatively disguise veggies to look like the Mona Lisa (or…her brother?)…       In fact…you don’t even HAVE to spend HOURS … Continue reading

“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
“If someone had told me our lives could be like this, I wouldn’t have believed them. I see a 180 degree difference in our daughter, since we started therapy. I can’t thank Kelly enough for what she has given our family.” — Christopher Howell —
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