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Top 5 Blog Posts Read in 2016

1. Implementing Sensory Rooms in Schools

For children with sensory processing disorder or sensory integration disorder, the sights and sounds of school can be overwhelming. Lockers slamming, people rushing through hallways, the voices of teachers and peers…all of these things can be upsetting and impact a child’s ability to pay attention and participate in the classroom…READ MORE

 

2. Container Baby Syndrome

Over the past few years, there has been a growing national epidemic of developmental delays in otherwise normal infants. This epidemic is referred to as container baby syndrome (CBS) or bucket baby syndrome. CBS is a collection of movement disorders, behavior disorders, and other problems that are the result of the infant spending too much time in a contained space. These infants are being referred to as “bucket babies” or “container babies”…READ MORE

 

3. Screen Time for Kids: What to do instead?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends no or minimal screen time for children under the age of 2. For preschoolers and older children, the AAP has established guidelines as to how to limit screen time, and recommends that regardless of content, children 2 and older should not be watching TV for more than 2 hours a day…READ MORE

 

4. What is the “Interoceptive Sense”?

We often think of our basic external senses such as hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling, and touching when we think about our ability to interpret the world around us. Yet, few of us have heard about the interoceptive sense. This is a sense we are unconscious of, yet works to regulate our bodies every second of everyday…READ MORE

 

5. Bubble Wrap for Fine Motor Skills

Bubble wrap is not just for packaging your fragile items! Children and adults alike seem to get satisfaction from popping these fun bubbles of air. It is even said to be a form of stress relief…READ MORE