SentioSTYLES 24″ Breakaway Lanyards On SentioCHEWS and Sold Separately

SentioSTYLES 24″ Breakaway Lanyards On SentioCHEWS and Sold Separately

The team behind Sentio Life Solutions, Ltd. is celebrating the launch of their newest, sensory, chewable tool, the SentioCHEWS! Not only will those who MUST chew, bite, or fidget have a more durable chew necklace pendant, they will also have SentioSTYLES colorful, breakaway lanyards of a longer length and strength. A few years of work have gone in designing SentioCHEWS, our new sensory, chew necklace that addresses severe biting tendencies in youth with special needs, and in finding the type of lanyard parents have been asking for.

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Kids, Tweens and Teens with ADHD Focus Better when Allowed to Use Chewelry or Fidgets

Kids, Tweens and Teens with ADHD Focus Better when Allowed to Use Chewelry or Fidgets
(This article has been updated 22 Sep, 2018)

Excessive chewing or fidgeting is sometimes an indication that your child with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) needs to MOVE! Moreover, some youngsters with ADHD will chew or bite on anything within their reach, because chewing IS movement. For hygiene, safety and even economical reasons, we are seeing that safer alternatives to commonly chewed items like pen tops, pencils, shirt sleeves and collars, cords, etc. should be provided to satisfy this overwhelming need to chew, bite or/and fidget.

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Sensory Tools Help a Child to Survive Sensory Overload, Calm and Focus

Sensory Tools Help a Child to Survive Sensory Overload, Calm and Focus

Who likes to drive during rush hour? No one! What is life like for a person with sensory processing disorder (SPD)? An overwhelmed individual with SPD likened his life as having a “traffic jam” in his brain. If your child has sensory issues that often come hand-in-hand with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Tourette syndrome, etc. have your child evaluated by a professional. Often the child will be referred to an occupational therapist (OT) who will be able to help your child. What will an OT suggest to parents to help their child with sensory integration issues? Also what exactly is sensory processing disorder?

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What Is a Sensory Diet?

What Is a Sensory Diet?

If your child is diagnosed with sensory processing disorder (SPD) often his occupational therapist will plan a Sensory Diet to help him. What is SPD? Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or, as if was called before Sensory Integration Disorder, is a complex disorder of the brain that affects one in twenty people. Sensory processing disorder is a neurological disorder causing difficulties with taking in, processing, and responding to sensory information about the environment and from within one’s own body. Individuals can be hypersensitive or hyposensitive to varying degrees and may have trouble with one of the senses, a few, or all of them.

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