Questions About Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza, Asperger’s Syndrome, & SPD by Temple Grandin, PhD

Questions About Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza, Asperger’s Syndrome, & SPD by Temple Grandin, PhD

Questions About Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza, Asperger’s Syndrome, and SPD by Temple Grandin, PhD is a special feature from Sensory Focus Magazine Spring 2013 Issue. Read our post about Sensory Focus Magazine.  Sensory Focus Magazine, published by Sensory World, is distributed in digital and print format and past issues are also available.

Many people in the special-needs community are concerned about news reports that indicate Adam Lanza, the gunman who killed the children and teachers at the school in Connecticut, had Asperger’s syndrome and perhaps Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). They fear that this information will make the public think that individuals with these disorders are inherently violent.

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SentioCHEWS OR KidCompanions Chewelry – Comparing Our TWO Oral-Motor Tools

SentioCHEWS OR KidCompanions Chewelry – Comparing Our TWO Oral-Motor Tools

In November of 2013 SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. that designed and sells KidCompanions Chewelry since 2007 launched their new line of oral-motor tool called SentioCHEWS.

Parents immediately asked how these two chew necklaces differ.  How do they compare in size, durability, and ability to satisfy the need to bite and chew?  Do SentioCHEWS have all the same features as KidCompanions Chewelry has that bring parents peace of mind?  AND the biggest eye opener/elephant–in-the-room is WHY the difference in price. Each SentioCHEWS costs you only $10,95 Canadian and our regular price for KidCompanions Chewelry is $17,49 Canadian.

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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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Sensory Crate Holidays 2013, Sensory Gifts for Kids, Time & Money Savings for Parents

Sensory Crate Holidays 2013, Sensory Gifts for Kids, Time & Money Savings for Parents

Do you have a child with sensory processing disorder (SPD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who cannot cope with the hectic holidays?  Do the holiday preparations and festivities mean just added stress to you and an upset, overwhelmed child even before you deck the halls with boughs of holly? Are you looking for the perfect sensory gifts for your child who hates the hustle and bustle of crowds or family reunions?

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Tips to Make Halloween Fun for Children with Special Needs

Tips to Make Halloween Fun for Children with Special Needs

Oct. 31st, Halloween, some even call out to friends, “Happy Halloween!”  In my memory book,  as a special needs mom and as an elementary teacher for children with special needs, Halloween is anything but a happy occasion. How can parents and teachers make Halloween fun for children with special needs?  For many of our children and students with special needs, most holidays are difficult and Halloween is one of the scariest! Halloween could be tolerated if it was only a one day event but if you listen to your kids/students, the buzz about Halloween can be heard as soon as the October calendar page in opened.

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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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Sensory Chew Necklaces: KidCompanions Chewelry & SentioCHEWS – News and Reviews

Sensory Chew Necklaces: KidCompanions Chewelry & SentioCHEWS – News and Reviews

Does the sensory chew necklaces KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS ever come on sale? Do you have price breaks when a customer buys a few items at the same time? How can I be among the first to know about a new product or a price reduction? If you are looking for answers to the above questions and news about our company, SentioLife Solutions, Ltd., the best way to be among the first to know is to subscribe to our Newsletter.

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Dr. Lucy Jane Miller Receives Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award

Dr. Lucy Jane Miller Receives Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award

Congratulations to Dr. Lucy Jane Miller! The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation and STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center’s founder, Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, received the prestigious Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business award in the healthcare category. Dr Miller says, “My biggest desire in receiving this award is that it brings more recognition to Sensory Processing Disorder in hopes that someday, every child with SPD is identified and treated by age 6.”

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Learn to Have Fun with Your Senses, The Sensory Avoider’s Survival Guide by John Taylor, PhD

Learn to Have Fun with Your Senses, The Sensory Avoider’s Survival Guide by John Taylor, PhD

When I read a book intending to write a review afterwards, I jot down page numbers and interesting points to reread before writing. When I finished reading Learn to Have Fun with Your Senses: The Sensory Avoider’s Survival Guide by John Taylor, PhD  my notes stopped after the first chapter. Why? Like being free in a candy room, I could not choose because all was important, informative and immediately beneficial to families coping with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This amazing book is for kids, tweens, or teens who are sensory avoiders and their parents or other caregivers.

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Getting KidCompanions Chewelry Just RIGHT for Sensitive Kids and Market Ready

Getting KidCompanions Chewelry Just RIGHT for Sensitive Kids and Market Ready

What Was Involved Getting KidCompanions Chewelry Market Ready? Pierrette’s goal was to design a stylish, efficient, and SAFE sensory oral-motor tool that users with sensory issues wear. This jewelry that you chew had to double-up as a hand fidget for children who need to manipulate a hand fidget to become calm or to help them focus… busy the hands to allow the brain to stay on task.

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Who Is Behind KidCompanions Chewelry and What Is Her Story?

Who Is Behind KidCompanions Chewelry and What Is Her Story?

Pierrette and Lorna d’Entremont, daughter and mother, are co-owners of SentioLife Solutions, the makers of the sensory tool line “KidCompanions Chewelry“. The original KidCompanions chew necklace was invented by Pierrette in 2007. Our sensory oral-motor tool is still made in Canada and sourced in Canada and the United states.  Our sensory chew necklace is a SAFE chewy/fidget that brings parents peace of mind and the user comfort, calming, and satisfying of sensory and fidgeting needs.

The following are questions you may have about KidCompanions Chewelry and how it came about.

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