A special experience for any child is a visit to a local movie theater to watch a film with their family. For a child with special needs or a sensory processing disorder, a visit to a local movie theater isn’t the typical fun experience and may be f..
I Have A Little Dreidel (SPD Hanukkah) It’s my kids’ favorite holiday, and we’re getting ourselves ready for eight nights full of celebration. This year, Hanukkah starts at sundown on December 20th, so we’re quickly changing gears from eating Than..
Strolling down the aisles of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, one notices the proliferation and continuing trend of three dimensional or 3-D products ranging from televisions, video game consoles and 3-D glasses for computer use and movie..
It’s the Fourth of July and families everywhere… wait in anticipation for late afternoon picnics on the beach with a large group of friends and family, and excitement builds for the annual fireworks display that always follows. For some children (and ..
Sensory friendly visit to Santa provides holiday cheer to children with special needs. With a serious look, Jason Montefusco walked toward Santa, keeping a cautious eye on the man with the white beard. Slowly, the five-year-old climbed up into the seat, s..
A Parent’s Guide To Thriving During The Holidays! The holiday season can be difficult for parents of children with special needs. But it doesn’t have to be. Between dressing up for Halloween, changing clocks back for Daylight Savings Time, partying ov..
Research states students retain more of their learning in year-round programs or programs with short breaks throughout the year. With all of the budget cutbacks, ESY may not be an option for your child. Here are some tips on things you can do to ensure yo..
MANAGING FALL FRENZY Autumn can be difficult for parents of children with special needs. But it doesn’t have to be. Between dressing up for Halloween, changing clocks back for Daylight Savings Time and partying over turkey on Thanksgiving, there’s no ..
If you suspect that your child’s sensory development is not optimal, it is important to check with your pediatrician for further screening and follow-up. Remember that a problem with one sensory system can affect your child’s learning and development...
What is sensory development? In general, it refers to the maturing of the five familiar senses: hearing, smell, taste, touch, and vision. It also involves the way your baby or child’s nervous system receives input from these senses and then forms an app..