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Streamlining Morning Routines

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Establishing routines helps children to build confidence and familiarity of daily activities to promote increased participation. Doing tasks in the same way, in the same order, can help to make morning activities automatic. Routines have been shown to decrease stress for all involved. Here are some tips for streamlining your morning routines: Plan Ahead lay […]

Calming Activities for Back to School

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Back to school can be fun, but change can be hard. Help your little one adjust to the demands with these two sensory-based calming crafts, to be used in the classroom: Weighted Lap Pad Stress Ball Calming Activities Using All the Senses Calm Down Corner A great way to limit auditory, visual, and other input […]

Coping Strategies for Loud Noises on the 4th of July + 4th of July Crafts

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Here are some tips and strategies for children who may be sensitive to noises, especially fireworks: Use headphones, earmuffs, or earplugs to decrease level of sound. Wear snug/tight clothing or consider a weighted blanked which can provide calming, deep pressure. Chew gum, suck on sports water bottle or sour candy, eat chewy or crunchy foods […]

Getting Ready for Summer Vacation + Memorial Day Craft

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The weather is getting warmer, and summer vacation is around the corner! Ease your kiddos through these changes using these strategies for transitioning. Maintain a routine Going from a typical school-day structure to days of unplanned play may be confusing to some children. Try to maintain similar elements of their school-day schedule in order to […]

Following Directions, Sensory Support + New Year’s Crafts

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Speech Therapy: Following Directions The ability to follow directions is a crucial language skill needed for academic and social success. Below are some ideas to practice following directions while cooking. You can print and cut out the badges in the January 2021 Newsletter and then reward your child as he/she masters the nine cooking skills. […]