Posts tagged with sensory-processing-disorder

Upcoming e-book release!

Posted Friday March 30, 2012 by Melissa

I am so excited about next week’s release of my e-book Calmer:...

I am so excited about next week’s release of my e-book Calmer: Medical Events with Cognitively Impaired Children. This e-book started out as a response to an e-mail, then became...

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Newly Diagnosed Families: Handling the Stares and Comments

Posted Thursday December 29, 2011 by Melissa

When your child was diagnosed, did the doctor ask if you were...

When your child was diagnosed, did the doctor ask if you were ready to handle a little PDA? No, not the kind that’s against the rules in school…. Our MPS...

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Therapy Thursday: Sensory Integration and Sensory Diets

Posted Thursday October 13, 2011 by Melissa

Conspicuously absent from most literature about MPS is any mention of the...

Conspicuously absent from most literature about MPS is any mention of the sensory integration challenges that many of our children face. Prior posts discuss using weighted toys, blankets, and garments,...

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Case loves hanging out

Therapy Thursday: Puzzles

Posted Thursday July 21, 2011 by Melissa

Puzzles have long been a favorite child activity, but I never understood...

Puzzles have long been a favorite child activity, but I never understood the magnitude of their educational value until now. As Case’s cognitive abilities continue to improve, I am on...

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Therapy Thursday: Weighted Garments and Blankets

Posted Thursday May 26, 2011 by Melissa

In keeping with a prior post about making weighted toys, I thought...

In keeping with a prior post about making weighted toys, I thought we’d take the next step and discuss weighted garments and blankets. Sometimes these are also discussed along with...

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Case sleeping at the hospital with his blanket

Therapy Thursday: Making Weighted Toys

Posted Thursday April 21, 2011 by Melissa

Many of our kids have issues with proprioception, a word I had...

Many of our kids have issues with proprioception, a word I had never heard of until about a year ago. I never understood why Case liked to push furniture around....

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