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Decoding Sensory Signals A Mum's Guide to a Balanced Life

In the heart of the UK, amidst the brisk morning school runs, the aromatic allure of a fresh cuppa, and the comforting cadence of British banter, lies a unique challenge many mums face: understanding their child’s sensory world.

Unravelling the Sensory Thumbprint

 

Children, much like...

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Why Sensory Health Matters

Ever feel like your senses are on overdrive, like you can hear the faintest sounds or feel the lightest touch more than others? Or perhaps it's the opposite - you find it hard to pick up on certain sensory cues that seem obvious to everyone else. You're not alone. Sensory health is a real,...

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Sensory Processing Issues Not Just a Kid Thing!

When we hear about Sensory Processing Issues (SPD), we often think of children. But adults struggle just as much don’t they - don’t you? Yes, it's true! Many of us navigate our daily routines by managing these unique sensory challenges. Let's talk about what that looks like and how it...

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Understanding and Managing Sensory Processing Issues in Adults

I'm here to share my insights based on my experience as a practicing occupational therapist for over 30 years. Our focus for today is sensory processing issues in adults.

 

Unraveling Sensory Processing Issues:

Sensory processing issues aren't just for children! Adults experience them too....

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What To Do If You Suspect Your Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder

Have you ever had this familiar scenario occur?

Your child behaves inappropriately in public or at school, and you're told by the teacher that your child is disruptive in class, a distraction to others or whose behaviour is becoming uncontrollable; that they have ‘sensory issues’ and...

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Early Intervention for Sensory Processing Disorder

The Importance of Early Intervention

Early intervention is essential for individuals with SPD, as it can significantly impact their ability to develop appropriate sensory processing skills and strategies. Early intervention often includes occupational therapy, which focuses on identifying an...

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The Difference Between Sensory Play and Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy

Ayres Sensory Integration therapy vs sensory play – what’s the difference?

Often these two terms are used mistakenly and in some confusion so hopefully this article will help clear up and explain how different they really are. 

People often assume that by using equipment intended...

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What’s that smell? Using the olfactory sense in parenting children.

“Mum, why do you smell of Mark and Jenny?” demanded my 7-year-old as I stood, bleary eyed, just awake, outside his bedroom at 6.30am.  

“Eh? What?” 

“You smell of them Mum…why?”

I had sat and chatted with our friends the previous evening...

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What is Sensory Integration?

Sensory Integration

Sensory integration is the organisation of sensations within the body for use. Our senses help us to understand the physical conditions of our body and the environment surrounding us. The sensations...

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Meltdown SOS!

“Meltdown SOS! Survival toolkit”

Does your child or loved one have really frequent mega-meltdowns? Are you all exhausted by them? We have often been so exhausted by our children’s frequent meltdowns that we have been simply unable to think straight about long term solutions...

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Home Educating a Sensory Child

Home Educating a Sensory Child: What You Need to Know

Most people think the school environment is the best place for a child. But what if it isn’t? What if your child isn’t thriving? What if you have different priorities in life to the school? What if you see a big difference in...

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What is Proprioception?

NOTE: technical blog!! 

What Is Proprioception?

It’s said that we have five basic senses: touch, smell, hearing, sight, and taste. Yet there’s a sixth sense (and more!) that’s often recognised as such because it’s just as important as those other five. It’s...

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