Young children thrive with routines, but for kids with sensory modulation difficulties, the difference in their abilities when you support them with routines is amazing. Adults thrive with routines as well, we just don’t think about it. Try going through your morning routine, for example, in a different order. Drink your coffee before OR after…… Continue reading Routines Really Matter When You Have Kids With Sensory Modulation Issues
Why would parents place a newborn on her stomach to sleep, even though their pediatrician clearly advised against this position due to the increased risk of SIDS? Simple: many babies fall asleep faster and stay deeply asleep this way. Many, many babies struggle to fall asleep easily or stay asleep when they sleep on their…… Continue reading Why Stomach Sleeping For Newborns Isn’t the Answer to a Good Night’s Sleep
The trusty Move n’ Sit cushion that a generation of kids with sensory seeking or postural instability issues have used on their chairs can also be a great upright surface for toddlers with the same issues! Here is a two year-old client on his favorite piece of equipment. He calls it his “bumpies”, and loves…… Continue reading Move n’ Sit Cushions Can Also Be Stand n’ Balance Cushions
Sometimes you could swear that your 4 year-old is either deaf or unable to understand your simple directions. Repeating his name 5 times and getting no response would suggest that something is wrong. Some magazines would even suggest that this is a sign of autism or an auditory processing disorder. While that can happen, the…… Continue reading When Your Preschooler Ignores You, Should You React?
I support safe baby wearing for bonding and stimulation of infants. But what happens when older babies and toddlers scream when you put them down? You can’t cook at a stove safely (I guess you could wear them on your back, but little legs still kick forward near a flame), drive a car, or change…… Continue reading When Children “Won’t Let You” Put Them Down