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The Science of Play: Playing Pretend/Free play with Solar Dough 0

 

It’s no secret that children learn from their play! How does playing pretend and free play or using imagination affect children’s development? 

  • Raana Smith

21 Silly Putty & Theraputty Activities 0

 

With two children on the Autism spectrum if there is one thing that has been tried and tested thoroughly in our family it would be therapy tools. While there are many that we find useful there is one that stands out as a firm favourite and that is Theraputty. 

  • Raana Smith

Vibrating Cushions: A Sensory Diet Tool 0

Vibration is an incredibly strong form of sensory input that some children respond to in a very positive way. Vibration activates vestibular and proprioceptive (movement and pressure) responses that help improve some children’s attention.

  • Raana Smith

November Seminars 0

Join Sensory Souk and Nicole Alexander as they team up to bring you the first educator and parent seminars of this school year.

  • Raana Smith

The Oral Motor Benefits of Straws 0

Whenever a parent asks me what they can do to improve their child’s oral motor skills, one of my first questions is usually:  Are they drinking from straws yet?

Benefits and Uses of Weighted Vests for Autism 0

A weighted vest is a garment worn over clothing with extra weight added within the vest. This is done either by using heavy fabric or filling the vest’s pockets with weighted objects such as steel bars or sandbags. It is designed to add between five to ten percent of a person’s body weight.