Sensory Teens: SPD and High Schoolers

Sensory Processing Disorder is one of the reasons we homeschool. My kids have struggled with having a sensory system that worked differently from birth. And those needs don’t magically go away at a certain age. Teens and adults can all have needs that require adjustments due to SPD.

Sensory Kids – The Struggle is Real

Sensory processing disorder makes life harder for both kids and parents. As an occupational therapist with two sensory kids, I have some great advice to share on how to cope!

Sensory Bins: Easy and Fun

Sensory bins are a way to set the stage for play for your child. They are easy to make and a fun way to play with your lesson theme for the month. And you probably already have most of what you need! Let me tell you how.

Hidden Nutrition: Are there carrots in this??

Have you ever heard about being a sneaky chef and hiding nutrition in your child’s food? The idea is to sneak some vegetables into what you are cooking where your family won’t see it, smell it, or taste it. I’m going to share the sneaky additions that I liked so well, I am still doing them for my family.

Kanban your Kids: Chore Charts that Work 

Last week, I decided, again, that I needed a new way to tell the kids to do their chores. My husband thought a kanban board might help, so we gave it a try. Here is how we modified this business strategy to work in our home.

Sensory Tips and Tricks

While a sensory diet is essential for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (or SPD), it is actually helpful for everyone. Helping your child get a variety of sensory inputs each day, can make them stronger, more alert, and happier. But, where should you start?

My Favorite Toys — Bop It!

I have a new favorite toy for homeschooling. It gives my kid great sensory input and a fun brain break. Check out why I love Bop It!

Understanding Executive Function Disorder

Have you been told that your child has executive function disorder but you don’t really understand what that means? Problems with executive function can occur in people with ADHD, autism, and other learning challenges and be very frustrating for parents and caregivers to understand.

Is it Neurodiverse or Maladaptive Behavior?

There have been a lot of discussions lately about how we need to honor the neurodiverse brain. And how it just works differently. We are asked to let our children be neurodiverse without labeling their behavior as a problem. But some behaviors are problems. So how do we tell them apart and what do we do about them?

When Therapy Fails

There are two main reasons why therapy fails for most children. Both are things that can be addressed and corrected. Just because therapy is failing, doesn’t mean it is time to give up on it.