Secrets to a Successful Sensory Summer

The last bell of the school year has rung. Notebooks, folders and binders have been stuffed deep in a closet to hibernate. It’s time to focus on fun, not on homework. It’s summer vacation! While summer vacation can come as a sigh of relief from the grind of school (and its accompanying challenges), for the…

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Getting Up from Any Down: A Chanukah Message for Parents

Life with a child who has sensory issues (or any other behavioral or emotional issues) has its ups and downs. And the hardest downs are when you thought you were on an up. When you as the parent are on an up, when you get all psyched up to try out a new technique to…

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Sound the Shofar: Appreciating Your Sensory Child

listen to the shofar and learn to appreciate your sensory child more

When my daughter was two, she was terrified of the shofar. If only that playgroup teacher hadn’t been so dramatic about how “the shofar makes a very loud noise!” No amount of reassurances, explanations, or comparisons with familiar noises would convince my daughter that it was worth accompanying me to shofar blowing on Rosh Hashanah.…

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Passover and Your Child With SPD

passover seder

On Passover, everyone hears about the Four Sons: the wise son, the wicked son, the simple son and one who doesn’t know how to ask. Why do you never hear about the son who accidentally spills every single one of the four cups of wine – and won’t eat the matzah because it’s too crunchy?…

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