10 Bath time Activities for a Sensory Seeker

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Living with a child that is a sensory seeker is a non-stop thrill ride.   What is a sensory seeker? Understood.org offers an explanation. “There are two ways kids with sensory processing issues respond to sensory input. When kids underreact to sensory input, they may seek out more input.. When kids overreact, they become overwhelmed […]

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Where Does Special Instruction Take Place?

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Where Does Special Instruction Take Place? Where does Special Instruction take place? I get asked that quite often. Federal Regulations of IDEA say: “Early intervention services must be provided in natural environments, including the home and community settings in which children without disabilities participate, to the maximum extent that is appropriate.” (Sec. 303.12) “[Natural environments […]

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A Brown Noise Sleep Solution

A Brown Noise Sleep Solution What the heck is brown noise?Well, it is white noise but better. Playing brown noise in a CD player makes a good low cost background noise for bedtime. What is Brown Noise? Here is a good explanation at soundofsleep.com “White noise, probably the most familiar of these, sounds like a […]

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How to increase compliance with the “Food Stays at the Table” rule

Nutragrain bars which make crumbs on the couch are supposed to stay at the table,. but defiant 3 year olds need help obeying.

Food stays at the Table: how to increase compliance with that rule. I feel like a broken record. “Food stays at the table.” All day long. I finally found a solution that made us all happy. Sort of. Our Little Nugget had a hard time keeping her food at the table. She really liked watching […]

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Teaching Toddlers to Communicate Using Pictures

Milk label and Juice label taped to the outside of the fridge so that the child can point to what they are requesting.

  MILK OR JUICE? Teach your toddler to communicate using pictures   Working with 2 year olds that aren’t talking is the most common thing that I do in early intervention. It takes some experimenting to find a strategy that works to teach communication. One strategy that I try early on is using a picture, […]

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