Our Bedtime Routine for our hyperactive sensory seeker Sensory Seekers crave sensory input. For our little one, he craved it all–movement, touch, smells, and sounds and visual stimulation–even at bedtime. After months of trial and error, we stumbled upon the right combination of tricks to lull him to sleep while not driving us crazy. Routine […]Read More Our Bedtime Routine for our Hyperactive Sensory Seeker
Grocery shopping with difficult child can be stressful. Taking a tantrum prone sensory seeking 4 year old to the grocery store is like rolling the dice. You might have a pleasant experience OR any number of things could set up a huge tantrum. I was desperate to make it a little easier. Taking my child […]Read More Grocery Shopping Cocoon: Calming a Difficult Child at the Grocery Store.
Origin of the “little boy haircut” I have been giving my boys and husband haircuts for years to save money. There was some internet self-education to feel comfortable with giving my little boys haircuts, but it wasn’t long before I mastered one particular haircut style. We don’t know what it is officially called, but I […]Read More Tips for Giving a Wiggly Toddler a “Little Boy Haircut” Part 1
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 […]Read More 10 Bath time Activities for a Sensory Seeker
Natural Environment: Where Does Special Instruction Take Place? Where do you work? Where do you do your Special Instruction? I get asked that quite often. We know the law says that the natural environment is where services are required to take place. But what is natural environment? Federal Regulations of IDEA say: “Early intervention services […]Read More Where Does Special Instruction Take Place?