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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Teaching Toddlers to Communicate Using Pictures

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  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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