All posts in sensory processing

it totally takes a village

We’ve all heard the ancient African proverb, it takes a village to raise a child. I never believed this to be true though. My family unit can raise a child. We are smart and loving, we don’t need the help […]

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the writing is on the wall

by Melissa Johnston, teacher and ADHD mom {and a mom's view of ADHD reader}I never thought my child had ADHD. After all, I’m a kindergarten teacher (for 9 years), More...

creating an equitable classroom

PICTURE BY LUKE: Mrs. McGee on the left and Mrs. Tomblin, teacher assistant extraordinaire, on the right.Luke's 2008-2009 teacher for First Grade, Mrs. McGee, is a gem of More...

the power of a big squeeze

I've discovered a most interesting and simple way to bring comfort and stop a disturbance before it comes to a full-blown meltdown: a big, long squeeze. Yep, it More...

another upside of ADHD

Since coming to terms with my son's ADHD diagnosis over the last several months, I have realized that it brings many gifts with the challenges.This week, with the More...

creating calm

I think I've said this before, but I'll say it again... I love occupational therapy.Luke is only able to go twice a month instead of weekly, but we More...

I thought chew toys were just for dogs! Exploring oral sensory needs.

I received a note from the school's occupational therapist Wednesday regarding Luke's chewing. While the Concerta had eliminated his constant chewing the first month or so, it has More...

Chewing gum in school should be mandatory.

Did you realize there is scientific evidence showing that chewing gum improves concentration and reduces stress? The United States military has known this for decades and has regularly More...

Sensory Overload

Luke's teacher writes to me today: "Just thought I'd let you know about an interesting observation from class about Luke. We play instrumental music during journaling , silent reading, More...

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