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Developing Grasp for Handwriting

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Most kids were taught to use the “Dynamic tripod grasp” position, which involves the thumb, index, and middle fingers of one dominant hand. This is considered a stable hand position that allow the three fingers move the pencil in desired positions while the ring and little fingers are curled up inside the palm. However, not all kids follow or use …

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Understanding “Senses” in SPD

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Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), is a neurologic condition that affects the sensory systems of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, movement, balance, and “interoception”.  Typically in SPD, there is poor transmission and/or organization of information through body senses that impact function skills and the ability to learn. You might ask, “What is the significance of each senses?” or “How does each body …

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How to Improve your kid’s Visual Spatial Awareness

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Have you ever wondered why some kids seem to be clumsy, move in an awkward manner, bump into objects or people, or unsure of his or her direction? These movements are actually related to visual spatial awareness, which is defined as the ability to perceive objects and one’s self in space. This systemic processing tells us how near or far …

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Self-Discipline Strategies For Kids

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Is your child struggling with self-control? What do you do when kids are throwing tantrums or emotional outbursts? How else could we help kids regulate themselves? Parents and adults are often annoyed, if not infuriated, by such display of behavior. Nonetheless, we should strive to maintain composure and offer patiently our full support. It is important to teach children respond …

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Kids that are always hungry linked to INTEROCEPTION

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Have you ever wondered why your kids seem hungry all the time? They behave as though they need food consistently. Some kids demand food or snack just right after a meal. Experts have discovered a better explanation for this common occurrence. Interoception – a “sense” one experiences that tells what is going on inside the body. It could be related …

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Yoga Poses to Calm Down your Kids

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Yoga is one of the most popular physical exercises today.Most adults have developed inclination to yoga because of the benefits it offers regarding fitness and overall well-being. It is known to help in reinforcing body awareness, managing physical, emotional, and mental stress, increasing self-esteem and better self-image, and promoting healthier lifestyle. Kids could also take advantage of the positive effects …

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“Ambidextrous” (when Right and Left hand are Equal)

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Brain dominance influence handedness. People who have strong right brain dominance are often “righties” and vice versa. Some kids are naturally “ambidextrous”. They are equally adapted in the use of either hands in some activities like writing, holding an object, catching a ball, etc. with the same ease. Like other atypical body functions, being ambidextrous has some pros and cons. …

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Heat Sensitivity and Kids with SPD

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Most kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (aka SPD) have issues with temperature regulation. Now that SUMMER is officially here, the climate change could pose some concerns for parents. Yet, how do kids with SPD typically respond to a “hot weather”? How can we help them cope? Here’s a useful link to discover and understand this subject…  Heat Sensitivity and Processing …

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Playground Equipment Boost Kid’s Vestibular System

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The vestibular system is an important part of sensory processing and development that helps in maintaining balance and movement. It regulates the position of the head in relation to the body during dynamic activities or when at rest. Building up the vestibular system promotes better functionality and quality of life. Kids’ vestibular system could be improved in various ways, even …

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The Benefits of Outdoor Play

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The warmth of summer is rushing in. School is over for most kids. Beaches, recreation parks, amusement centers, and other vacation sites are preparing for the surge of fun and playful activities for all ages. Both children and adults are surely excited planning for the much awaited summer break. Outdoor plays definitely make the list! Do you know that free outdoor play …

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