Many children love sugar and find sweet foods pleasant and comforting. But when sugary foods are all your child will eat, this becomes a problem. It is particularly difficult to dissuade children with autism or other sensory processing challenges from foods they are comfortable ...
Sensory-friendly spaces are quiet, stimulant-lacking areas that allow children to calm down or self-regulate. While sensory rooms (and Snoezelen rooms or multi-sensory rooms) are typically found in schools and therapy facilities, creating a sensory-friendly area at home will ...
This post was reviewed by Carola d'Emery, PT, PhD. When a child has a sensory processing disorder, day-to-day living can be challenging for the whole family. In this post, we discuss what sensory processing is, what sensory processing disorder (SPD) is, and what to look for when ...
This post was reviewed by Scott Rieger, BCBA. Prompting is an essential tool for teaching children to perform tasks and provide verbal responses; reducing or fading these instructions is just as important as the prompts themselves. Without prompt fading, children struggle to ...
Picture this: It’s time to wash your child’s hands. You bring him into the bathroom and direct him through each step of the hand-washing process until his hands are nice and clean. Later that day, your child is visiting Grandma's house, and she asks him to wash his hands. He ...
Wintertime is here, and with it comes clothing-related challenges for those with sensory sensitivities. In this post, we share strategies to help keep sensory-sensitive kids comfortable throughout the cold weather season.
As a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), you have many options when it comes to choosing where to work. But have you ever considered Oklahoma as your next career move?
We all know that the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year. With shopping, parties, baking, and decorating, there are so many ways to get ready for the season's celebrations. The season can be an overwhelming time for everyone, let alone children with autism or ...
Halloween is a fun-filled time for children and adults alike. With candy, activities, and costumes, what’s not to enjoy? Unfortunately, Halloween can present challenges for children with autism or other sensory needs. In this post, we share tips and costume ideas that will ...
All behaviors occur for a reason. To understand the purpose for a child's behaviors, as well as to encourage positive actions and discourage problem habits, we first must understand the four functions of behavior. In this post, we overview each of the four functions of ...

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