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March 23, 2020

Messy Play

Tactile play offers endless opportunities for learning and messy play is a crucial component of early education. There are many benefits of messy play. What are the benefits of messy play? Messy play offers benefits to children of all ages and abilities. It allows children to become engaged and get to know other children. Children… Read more »

March 17, 2020

At Home Sensory Activities for Your Child

With numerous CA schools closing over this month, we realize that plenty of parents are unexpectedly finding themselves with children at home! Thus begins the hunt for activities to keep children engaged and learning while having fun during time away from their regular activities. This is a unique chance for children to explore activities that… Read more »

March 5, 2020

Sensory Strategies in Action: How to Alert or Calm Yourself or Your Child

You may have heard of relaxation techniques to calm oneself by using soothing music or deep breathing. What about techniques to alert oneself when experiencing low energy? When addressing sensory strategies we often think of the sense of smell, sight, hearing, touch, and taste.  From a sensory integration perspective, we also have the vestibular (balance)… Read more »

February 18, 2020

Red Flags for Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory processing refers to how individuals process the information provided by all the sensations coming internally from the body from the environment. These senses work together to give us a sense of the world and our place in it. The brain organizes the information about the different smell, sounds, textures, sights, tastes, and movements that… Read more »

January 3, 2020

Leaving Early Intervention: Where Do We Go Now?

Many of our families with children 18-36 months make their way to CSLOT’s early intervention clinic or individual therapy through their local regional center. Regional centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have offices throughout California… Read more »

December 3, 2019

Messy Play

Messy play is not only a crucial component of early education but it is also fun!  There are many benefits of messy play. What are the benefits of messy play? Messy play offers benefits to children of all ages and abilities. It allows children to become engaged and get to know other children. Children who… Read more »

November 5, 2019

Research News: Biological Markers Found for Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet the condition receives far less attention partly because it’s never been recognized as a distinct disease.  Now research has shown that children with SPD have quantifiable differences in brain structure. What did the study find?… Read more »

October 16, 2019

Providing a Functional Home Environment for Your Sensory Seeking Child

For all of us, the details of our environment can impact how we function at work and at home. For a child who seeks sensory input, the type of stimulation in his environment can have a significant impact on his attention and behavior. The following strategies can help increase your child’s attention, facilitate appropriate behavior,… Read more »

April 24, 2019

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

It is our sense of vision that allows us to see and make sense of the words on this page. However, our sense of vision may not always process information correctly, leaving us to feel disorganized, confused, and unsure of what we see. What if the way you processed the title of this article made… Read more »

April 17, 2019

Sensory Motor Skills: What are they and why are they important?

Sensory motor skills are the basic foundation for learning. All the activities and movement we did as infants, toddlers and children help prepare our body and our brain to learn. These skills are essential to develop the ability to participate in classroom activities and affects academic achievements. What are sensory motor skills? Sensory and motor… Read more »

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