5 Facts About Interoception

5 Facts About Interoception

Interoception is the new ‘buzz word’ in the special needs universe. What is this thing and why do we need to know about it? Here is an ‘Out of the Pocket’ blog post to give you the fast facts. Individuals with sensory processing disorder and...
Calm Down Area Creation Tips

Calm Down Area Creation Tips

Children show behavior when they are trying to communicate but either cannot find the words or do not understand the appropriate way to calm themselves. Simply saying, ‘Calm Down!’ is not helpful. I encourage you to consider how you might feel if...
Easter Peeps Sensory Play Dough Activity

Easter Peeps Sensory Play Dough Activity

I love spring and eating Peeps candy. The best thing about today’s sensory activity is that you can play with this fun dough that engages multiple senses including tactile, smell, and taste. Easter Peeps Sensory Play Dough is also awesome because it’s...
24 Holiday Sensory Boxes

24 Holiday Sensory Boxes

The holidays are here and oh what fun your children will have creating and playing with our list of 24 sensory bins! Christmas Sensory Bin from Still Playing School Sparkly Christmas Sensory Bin from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes Christmas Lights Water Bead Sensory Bin...

ABCs of Movement….brain break fun

Movement/brain breaks are gaining popularity because they WORK! What IS a brain break? They are simply short bursts of activity designed to energize the brain and body for learning. By boosting blood flow to the body and brain, they can help children to learn. Did you...

Sleep Tips for Kids with Autism

**THIS VIDEO WAS ORIGINALLY RECORDED FOR HARKLA Blog** Sleep and Autism- Cara discusses the issue of sleep and how to help your child sleep better. 2:18 Poor sleep impairs our physical and psychological well being. 2:34 Sensory system issues affect sleep. 3:50...

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