How Weighted Products Provide Proprioceptive Sensory Input

How Weighted Products Provide Proprioceptive Sensory Input
So many problems, so many choice, so many decisions…Parents of children with special needs must feel overwhelmed so many times! This post answers questions regarding weighted products. What weighted products are available for children to provide proprioceptive sensory input? How do weighted products help? Weighted products are used to diffuse tension and help promote a sense of calmness and comfort by using, for example, a cozy weighted blanket to enhance sensory integration. The blanket is perfect for bundling up while promoting relaxation and sensory feedback.
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What To Do If You Think Your Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder

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

Do you wonder if a loved one has sensory issues? Read our post and learn about the red flags for different age groups showing behaviours of individuals which could signal Sensory Processing Disorder. Oversensitivity or under sensitivity to any of the senses makes life extremely difficult for all family members dealing with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). One little sensitive child can disrupt the activities of the whole household: meals, dressing up times, bed times, car travels, family visits …

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Savvy Sensory Parenting! By Britt Collins, M.S., OTR/L

Savvy Sensory Parenting! By Britt Collins, M.S., OTR/L

Are you looking for answers to help you understand sensory processing disorder (SPD)?  Our site, Special Needs Book Review, found just the right parenting book to recommend.  Sensory Parenting: The Elementary Years:  School Years Are Easier when Your Child’s Senses Are Happy! by Britt Collins MS, OTR and Jackie Linder Olson. It is a sequel to their popular book, Sensory Parenting: Newborns to Toddlers published in October 2010.

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