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Achieving Developmental Milestones with Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

Achieving Developmental Milestones with Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

Achieving Developmental Milestones with Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Understanding and supporting your child's developmental milestones is crucial for their growth and overall well-being. Each child grows at their own pace and some variation in timeline is entirely normal, but there are key milestones in physical, occupational, and speech therapy...
Supporting Your Child's Developmental Milestones Through Physical Therapy

Supporting Your Child's Developmental Milestones Through Physical Therapy

Supporting Your Child's Developmental Milestones Through Physical Therapy Being a new parent can be incredibly rewarding, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges and questions, especially when it comes to your child's development. Understanding the key milestones at different stages of your child's growth can help you...
NEURODIVERSITY: Understanding the Overlap Between Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, and ADHD

NEURODIVERSITY: Understanding the Overlap Between Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, and ADHD

Understanding the Overlap: Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, and ADHD Neurodiversity encompasses a variety of cognitive differences that present unique strengths and challenges. Among these, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are often linked due to overlapping symptoms and traits. Understanding these overlaps...
Understanding Sensory Overload in Children: Signs, Impact, and Strategies

Understanding Sensory Overload in Children: Signs, Impact, and Strategies

Understanding Sensory Overload in Children: Signs, Impact, and Strategies Sensory overload occurs when one or more of the body's senses experiences overstimulation from the environment. For children, this can be particularly overwhelming, affecting their development, behavior, and well-being. Recognizing the early signs of sensory overload is crucial for parents, teachers,...
Understanding What Drains a Child's Emotional Tank

Understanding What Drains a Child's Emotional Tank

Understanding What Drains a Child's Emotional Tank Children, much like adults, have an emotional tank that needs to be filled with positive experiences, love, and support. When this tank is drained, it can lead to a myriad of behavioral and developmental issues. In this blog, we'll delve into the key...
10 Learning Disabilities in Children | Overview with Symptoms and Strategies

10 Learning Disabilities in Children | Overview with Symptoms and Strategies

10 Learning Disabilities in Children Understanding learning disabilities is crucial for parents, educators, therapists, and special needs advocates who strive to support children facing these challenges. This blog provides an overview of common learning disabilities, detailing symptoms and a few effective strategies for managing them.   1. Dyslexia  Symptoms Dyslexia...
How to Create a Sensory Room for Your Baby

How to Create a Sensory Room for Your Baby

Creating a sensory room for your baby is a wonderful way to stimulate their senses, foster early development, and provide a calming space for restful sleep. This comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need to know to design a sensory room that caters to newborns up to 18...
The Life-Changing Benefits of Decreasing Stress Levels

The Life-Changing Benefits of Decreasing Stress Levels

Stress has become an all-too-common part of modern life, affecting individuals across various demographics. From professionals juggling demanding careers to students navigating academic pressures, the need for effective stress management solutions has never been greater. At www.DrSensory.com, we understand that reducing stress is not just about feeling better in the...
How COVID-19 Made Social Anxiety Worse: Insights and Coping Strategies

How COVID-19 Made Social Anxiety Worse: Insights and Coping Strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to our daily lives, affecting our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Among the many challenges that have arisen, social anxiety has notably intensified for many individuals. This blog post aims to explore the unique impact of COVID-19 on social anxiety, share personal stories,...
The Importance of Diagnosing Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)

The Importance of Diagnosing Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how the brain processes sensory information, leading to challenges in everyday tasks and interactions. Early identification and diagnosis of SPD can significantly improve a child’s quality of life and development. This blog aims to shed light on the importance of diagnosing...
Summer Trip Ideas for Kids and Parenting Tips by DrSensory.com

Summer Trip Ideas for Kids and Parenting Tips by DrSensory.com

Summer Trip Ideas for Kids: A Guide by DrSensory.com Summer is the perfect time to create unforgettable memories with your kids. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun at the beach, embark on an adventurous mountain camping trip, or explore a different culture, there’s something for everyone. Here are...
The Benefits of Occupational Therapy (OT) for Children

The Benefits of Occupational Therapy (OT) for Children

The Benefits of Occupational Therapy (OT) for Children Occupational Therapy (OT) is a cornerstone in the development and well-being of children facing various challenges. Its holistic approach not only caters to physical needs but also addresses cognitive, sensory, and social aspects, making it a vital service for young ones. Let's...
The Benefits of Physical Therapy (PT) for Children

The Benefits of Physical Therapy (PT) for Children

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Children  Physical therapy (PT) is not just for adults recovering from injuries or surgeries. It offers a myriad of benefits for children, particularly those facing physical challenges. Through targeted interventions and exercises, PT can significantly enhance a child's overall well-being and quality of life....
5 Essential Productivity Tips for a More Productive Day

5 Essential Productivity Tips for a More Productive Day

5 Essential Productivity Tips for a More Productive Day In the bustling world we live in, productivity can often feel like a fleeting goal, especially for entrepreneurs and parents, including those with children who have sensory deficits, autism, or ADHD. Balancing professional responsibilities with personal care and family needs requires...
Navigating the Daily Challenges of OCD: Strategies for Managing Symptoms

Navigating the Daily Challenges of OCD: Strategies for Managing Symptoms

Navigating the Daily Challenges of OCD: Strategies for Management Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex and often misunderstood condition that affects many people across the globe. Characterized by uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that the sufferer feels the urge to repeat over and over, OCD can significantly impact...
Social Anxiety: What Causes It and How Do You Overcome It?

Social Anxiety: What Causes It and How Do You Overcome It?

Social Anxiety: What Causes It and How Do You Overcome It? Social anxiety is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by an intense fear of social situations, particularly those that involve interacting with others or being the center of attention. For those who...
25 Sensory Activities and Exercises for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders and ADHD

25 Sensory Activities and Exercises for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders and ADHD

25 Sensory Activities and Exercises for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD If your child has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or ADHD, you know how challenging it can be to help them stay focused and regulated. Some children will be hypersensitive to multiple senses (including noise, lighting, smells, touch,...
A Lesson of the Heart by Kristi Fox

A Lesson of the Heart by Kristi Fox

When the unexpected happens… What exactly happened?  I’m not really sure, but I have a few hunches.  Yes, the alarms were sounding, yes my neurodivergent kiddo was somehow the cause of the alarms going off.   As a parent, or caregiver, we are constantly helping our child navigate the unexpected. Our...
Benefits of Sensory Water Play for Toddlers and Children

Benefits of Sensory Water Play for Toddlers and Children

Benefits of Sensory Water Play for Toddlers and Children As parents and early childhood educators, we're always seeking ways to support our little ones' development. Sensory play, particularly water play, offers so many incredible benefits for toddlers and children. In this post, we'll explore why sensory water play is so...
Benefits of Using Sensory Toys and Tools for SPD - High School Edition

Benefits of Using Sensory Toys and Tools for SPD - High School Edition

Benefits of Using Sensory Toys and Tools for SPD - High School Edition Sensory toys are tools designed to stimulate one or more of the five senses - sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. They provide a unique sensory experience that can help individuals, especially those with sensory processing disorder...
Sensory Tools for Neurodivergent Adults

Sensory Tools for Neurodivergent Adults

Sensory Tools for Neurodivergent Adults What are sensory tools? Sensory tools refer to a variety of products or activities that are designed to help individuals with sensory processing issues. These tools can be used by neurodivergent adults, including those with autism, ADHD, and other related conditions. Why are sensory tools...
How do I help my kid who is struggling?

How do I help my kid who is struggling?

What do I do for my neurodivergent child who is struggling socially? Yep…it happens. As a parent, one of the hardest moments has been watching my neurodivergent child struggle socially. I have been there, and often find myself back there just when I thought things were getting easier. Just the...
Navigating Sensory Sensitivities: An Interview with the 'Sensory Doctor', Dr. Bekah

Navigating Sensory Sensitivities: An Interview with the 'Sensory Doctor', Dr. Bekah

Sensory seeking behaviors are part and parcel of many neurodivergent conditions, and understanding and managing these sensitivities is crucial for individuals, families, and educators navigating a world that sometimes feels too bright, loud, or crowded. Dr. Bekah is renowned for her compassionate, whole-family approach to sensory-sensitivity management. In this in-depth...
Parent Teacher Conferences for the Neurodivergent Child

Parent Teacher Conferences for the Neurodivergent Child

Parent Teacher Conferences for the Neurodivergent Child It’s that time of year again!  Parent Teacher Conferences are in full swing during the Fall and Spring. It is a time to check in with the teacher about how your child is doing and how best to support them.  Often parents and...
What are some coping strategies for family and friends of those with SPD?

What are some coping strategies for family and friends of those with SPD?

 Navigating Sensory Processing Disorders in Daily Life: A Compass for Caregivers Navigating life with a sensory processing disorder (SPD) can be an intricate and overwhelming experience for both the individual and those around them. It's not just the person diagnosed with SPD who feels the impacts; it's their entire...
What treatment options are available for Sensory Processing Disorders?

What treatment options are available for Sensory Processing Disorders?

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders in Children: Treatment and Support Options A diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) can be overwhelming for children and their families. From daily routines to social interactions, the challenges that come with SPD require a special understanding and set of strategies for support. For parents whose children...
What causes Sensory Processing Disorders?

What causes Sensory Processing Disorders?

Sensory Processing Disorders: Nature, Nurture, and the Fragile Balance Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a complex condition that affects how the brain perceives and responds to sensory information. Children and adults with this disorder may find everyday sensory stimuli overwhelming, leading to a range of difficulties in everyday life. But...
What signs and symptoms should I look out for in myself or loved one to indicate Sensory Processing Disorder?

What signs and symptoms should I look out for in myself or loved one to indicate Sensory Processing Disorder?

What signs and symptoms should I look out for in myself or loved one to indicate Sensory Processing Disorder? Your intuition should not be discounted. When there is a suspicion of a neurological disorder, it is a very good idea to speak to a professional, but what are some common...
My child is sensitive to loud noises.  What do I do?

My child is sensitive to loud noises. What do I do?

My child is sensitive to loud noises. What do I do? Many people have noise sensitivities.  I think about the constant buzz of fluorescent lights, or emergency sirens on the road, and understand that noise sensitivities can be almost anywhere.  For our children with noise sensitivities, it can be difficult...
10 Sensory SuperNanny Strategies: A Guide for Caring for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

10 Sensory SuperNanny Strategies: A Guide for Caring for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

10 Sensory SuperNanny Strategies: A Guide for Caring for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Parenting is no easy feat, and it becomes even more challenging when you have a child diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Even the typical child can present sensory challenges, and it's crucial to understand...
We believe one of our children has sensory processing disorder - what to do next?

We believe one of our children has sensory processing disorder - what to do next?

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Children: The Essential Guide for Parents and Educators Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. For parents and educators, the signs of this disorder can be concerning...
My child has a problem with loud noises. Any recommendations?

My child has a problem with loud noises. Any recommendations?

Overcoming Noise Sensitivity in Children: A Complete Guide for Parents Noise sensitivity in children is a common yet often misunderstood issue that can lead to significant stress for both the child and their parents. Whether it's the sound of thunder, a vacuum cleaner, or even a dog barking, some children...
Bedwetting: Reasons and Strategies

Bedwetting: Reasons and Strategies

Bedwetting: Reasons and Strategies Bedwetting can be a challenging situation for both children and parents, especially when a child has sensory-processing difficulties. For young children, it is important to approach this issue with patience and understanding, acknowledging that every child develops at their own pace. You may also need to...
Benefits of ISR Swim Lessons, including Sensory-Motor Regulation for Sensory-Seeking Children

Benefits of ISR Swim Lessons, including Sensory-Motor Regulation for Sensory-Seeking Children

Benefits of ISR Swim Lessons, including Sensory-Motor Regulation for Sensory-Seeking Children For new parents and safety-conscious caregivers, the thought of introducing your young ones to water can be filled with mixed emotions. There's the joy of seeing them splash and play, but also a nagging fear of water safety. This...
You ask, we answer! A question we received was “Sensory Toys only do so much, what else can I do to help my child with sensory-processing challenges?”

You ask, we answer! A question we received was “Sensory Toys only do so much, what else can I do to help my child with sensory-processing challenges?”

You ask, we answer! A question we received was “Sensory Toys only do so much, what else can I do to help my child with sensory-processing challenges?” Supporting a child with sensory processing needs most times goes beyond providing them with sensory toys. While these toys can be beneficial, they...
SPD Teaching Toolkit: Empowering Students with Sensory Processing Disorder

SPD Teaching Toolkit: Empowering Students with Sensory Processing Disorder

Creating an inclusive classroom that supports students with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is essential for their academic and social success. This comprehensive SPD Teaching Toolkit is designed to provide educators with practical tools and strategies that cater to the diverse needs of students with SPD. Each component of this toolkit...
Sensory Overload Survival Guide: Share Your Tips & Tricks!

Sensory Overload Survival Guide: Share Your Tips & Tricks!

In our bustling, always-connected world, sensory overload has become a common challenge for many. Sounds, sights, smells, textures, and tastes - our senses are bombarded constantly, often leading to feelings of anxiety, stress, or overwhelm. But fear not! There are strategies and lifestyle changes that can help manage and mitigate...
Any good books for parents of kids with SPD?

Any good books for parents of kids with SPD?

Raising a child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) presents unique challenges and rewards. Fortunately, there are numerous resources available to help parents understand and support their children's needs. Here are some highly recommended books that offer valuable insights, strategies, and encouragement for parents of children with SPD: "The Out-of-Sync Child"...
Any good books out there about SPD in Adults?

Any good books out there about SPD in Adults?

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in adults is a topic that's gaining more visibility, and with it, resources including books are becoming more available to those who wish to understand and manage this condition better. Here’s a list of insightful books that cater to adults dealing with SPD or anyone interested...
How to approach a teenager with SPD going through puberty

How to approach a teenager with SPD going through puberty

Approaching a teenager with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) undergoing the changes associated with puberty requires both sensitivity and understanding. During puberty, adolescents experience a multitude of physical, hormonal, and emotional changes that can significantly impact their sensory processing challenges. Here's a guide on how to support teenagers with SPD during...
SPD Sleep Guide: Essential Sleep Checklist for Kids with SPD

SPD Sleep Guide: Essential Sleep Checklist for Kids with SPD

SPD Sleep Guide: Essential Sleep Checklist for Kids with SPD For children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), winding down and transitioning into sleep can be a significant challenge. The intricacies of SPD mean that usual sleep advice might not always apply, as these children may experience sensory information more intensely...
Sensory Tools Checklist for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory Tools Checklist for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory Tools Checklist for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) can affect children in various ways, and each child may have unique needs when it comes to sensory input. To aid parents, caregivers, and educators in supporting children with SPD, we've compiled a comprehensive checklist of...
Top 25 toys and tools for sensory seekers (Neurodivergent Adults and Teenagers Edition)

Top 25 toys and tools for sensory seekers (Neurodivergent Adults and Teenagers Edition)

Top 25 toys and tools for sensory seekers (Neurodivergent Adults and Teenagers Edition) Here are 25 Toys and Tools for Neurodivergent Teenagers & Adults Fidget Spinners - These small toys are designed to keep fingers busy and provide sensory stimulation through spinning motion. Tangle Toys - Similar to fidget spinners,...
The Benefits of Sensory Toys for Calming and Sensory Seeking Behavior

The Benefits of Sensory Toys for Calming and Sensory Seeking Behavior

Sensory toys are becoming increasingly popular among parents, educators, and therapists. But what exactly are they? And why are they so beneficial?   In this blog, we will explore the world of sensory toys and how they can help children with calming and sensory seeking behavior.   What are Sensory...
Advice on Sleep Issues with Sensory Processing Disorder

Advice on Sleep Issues with Sensory Processing Disorder

Advice on Sleep Issues with Sensory Processing Disorder First of all, I want to acknowledge how difficult and exhausting this must be for you as a parent. Sleep issues can be incredibly challenging and it sounds like you have tried many different methods with little success. It's also important to...
At what point do sensory processing issues jump to a full blown disorder?

At what point do sensory processing issues jump to a full blown disorder?

It's difficult to say at what point sensory processing issues can be considered a full-blown disorder, as it can vary from person to person. However, if your child's sensory issues are significantly impacting their daily life and causing distress, it may be worth seeking a professional evaluation.   SPD can...
Sensory processing disorder without ASD?

Sensory processing disorder without ASD?

Sensory processing disorder without ASD? ASD vs. SPD Sensory processing disorder (SPD) can often be misunderstood as being a component of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, while some children with ASD may also have SPD, it is not a defining characteristic of the disorder. It is possible for a child...
Not sure how to feel? Sensory Processing Disorder

Not sure how to feel? Sensory Processing Disorder

My daughter struggles with loud sounds, textures, food, she loves routines, loves everything being lined up, becomes anxious in busy or new places. How have other people found it since their child got diagnosed? Does the therapy help?   Response  It can be overwhelming to receive a diagnosis of sensory...
Anger Management in Kids - Incorporating the 5 Love Languages

Anger Management in Kids - Incorporating the 5 Love Languages

Anger Management in Kids - Incorporating the 5 Love Languages Let’s talk about anger management. Is your child throwing tantrums? Do they raise their hands to their siblings? Are they expressing emotions through biting their peers? Or are you noticing the beginnings of passive-aggressive behaviors? Anger management is crucial for...
Emotions Are An Integral Part of Our Daily Lives

Emotions Are An Integral Part of Our Daily Lives

Emotions are an integral part of our daily lives... They dictate how we react to different situations and impact the decisions we make. Some emotions are positive, while others can be negative. They are closely related to our mental well-being and play a significant role in shaping our overall personality....
Top 10 Sensory Toys for Autism and Why They Work

Top 10 Sensory Toys for Autism and Why They Work

Top 10 Sensory Toys for Autism and Why They Work As parents, we aim to provide our children with the best possible learning environment, making their experience as enjoyable as possible. In doing so, we must also take into account children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders such as Autism and ADHD. Sensory...
Sensory Processing Parenting Tips & Tricks

Sensory Processing Parenting Tips & Tricks

Parenting is an intricate dance of nurture, guidance, and love. However, when a child has sensory processing issues, the rhythm of that dance can change dramatically. Sensory processing refers to how the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. A child...
Best Night Light Color for Baby

Best Night Light Color for Baby

Best Night Light Color for Baby How Red Light Can Benefit Your Child's Sleep Welcoming a new baby into the home is a joy like no other, but as many parents quickly learn, it also introduces the challenge of ensuring your little one gets the quality sleep they need. Night...
You Ask, We Answer! - Interview with Dr. Bekah Barnett regarding Sensory Enrichment Therapy - Sensory Processing Disorders, ASD, ADHD, and anxiety.

You Ask, We Answer! - Interview with Dr. Bekah Barnett regarding Sensory Enrichment Therapy - Sensory Processing Disorders, ASD, ADHD, and anxiety.

At the Dr.Sensory Team, we are seeking experts in the field to help  provide you with the information you want. Have you or a loved one received a diagnosis and now are having a long wait time to find answers to your questions? Professionals like Dr. Bekah Barnett based out...
Top 10 Sensory Toys for Autism and Why They Work

Top 10 Sensory Toys for Autism and Why They Work

Top 10 Sensory Toys for Autism and Why They Work As parents, we aim to provide our children with the best possible learning environment, making their experience as enjoyable as possible. In doing so, we must also take into account children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders such as Autism and ADHD. Sensory...

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