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"You have to clean your room today!" "How many times have I told you load the dishwasher?" "Why is the trash still here? You were supposed to take it out!" Sound familiar?  I hear often from my clients that they want their kids to do more chores.  Or simply do the chores without having to … Continue reading

Self-Regulation: Proprioception

“Squeeze me.” Gabe asks for the tenth time, “Squeeze me hard mom.” I lean over, and press his body against mine, gripping my hands together at the wrist behind him and squeezing as hard as I can. “Harder,” he says quietly. My oldest son Gabriel is a “sensory seeker.” He needs deep pressure (proprioceptive) input … Continue reading Self-Regulation: Proprioception

Self-Regulation: Vestibular

Continued from Self-Regulation: Proprioception ****** Movin’ and Groovin’ for Vestibular Input Mini Trampoline. This is a common sensory tool for many families; however, if you don’t have one, just know that you don’t have to spend a fortune on a “therapy-grade” one. I own the Jumpsmart™ Electronic Trampoline because of its triangular shape, ergonomic and … Continue reading Self-Regulation: Vestibular

Sensory vs Behavior

During my book signing a few weeks ago, I was asked by a mom how you can tell the difference between sensory problems and behavior problems.  It made me smile.  Why?  Because in my experience, this is hands down the number one parenting concern for those raising a child with Sensory Processing Disorder.  It always has been and I suspect it always will be. And since … Continue reading Sensory vs Behavior