Sensory Resources

Successful Teaching Write-Up About Converge Autism Conferece

Pat Hensley, Professor at Furman University and writer of Successful Teaching, attended the Converge Autism Conference this February. Her blog has wonderful insights for the autism community, with her content tailored toward teaching tips and strategies. Read her blogs about Day 1 and Day 2 of the Converge Autism Conference here.

Activities That Build Oral Motor Skills

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Activities That Build Oral Motor Skills Are Important For Kids With Autism Although oral motor skills are often overlooked, they are extremely important for children with autism to develop. Kids who are constantly chewing or biting clothing, pencils, their own hands, or other inappropriate objects are usually seeking proprioceptive or tactile stimulation through their mouths.

Using Deep Pressure Stimulation to Improve Sensory Processing

Using Deep Pressure Stimulation to Improve Sensory Processing

In addition to vestibular activities like swinging and rocking, the deep pressure stimulation provided by proprioceptive sensory integration activities is essential to help all children grow and develop. Fortunately, there are some easy, fun at home activities that you can do to help your child with autism get much-needed deep pressure stimulation. Proprioceptive Sensory Integration Activities

Enhance Sensory Processing Skills With At Home Vestibular Activities

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Children with sensory modulation disorder can often appear over-responsive to certain sensory stimuli, making them fearful of movement or resistant to touch, for example, while also being under-responsive to a different stimuli. Or, these kids can fluctuate between the two extremes from day-to-day or become sensory seeking as a way to try to jump start

Activities That Support Sensory Integration for Children with Autism

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Why is Sensory Integration Important? After their children have completed our residential autism treatment program, parents often ask us how they can continue to work on sensory integration and behavioral issues at home. They see that their children have made great strides, and they want to build on their progress. Fortunately, there are some simple

Heavy Work: A Beneficial Occupational Therapy for Autism

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As part of our occupational therapy for autism, we often use heavy work activities. If you’ve been on our blog for long, or if your child was diagnosed with autism a while ago, you are probably no stranger to the concept of proprioception and heavy work activities. However, if your child was diagnosed recently, the

Holidays and Autism: What Parents Should Know

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Tips To Help Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Have Happy Holidays Holidays and autism may feel like a hopeless combination for some parents. Between the shopping, cooking, decorating, and wrapping, the holiday season is stressful for everyone. But the holidays can be particularly stressful for the parent of a child on the autism spectrum. Generally

Aquatic Therapy for Children with Autism is Fun, Safe, and Effective

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At Springbrook, our occupational and recreational therapists include some type of aquatic therapy for children with autism every single day—because the benefits are enormous and because it’s an enjoyable activity that the kids love and look forward to. It helps that there is a full size, heated indoor pool at Springbrook.  So, this activity is