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What is “heavy work” for children and how does it help?

“Heavy Work” to parents, teachers and other caregivers of children with sensory processing difficulties. So what is heavy work? How does it work? How can it benefit your child? Read below to find out more! Let’s start by talking about your senses. There are five, right? Actually, there are 8! In addition to the well-known […]

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Safe Sleep

Occupations are life activities that individuals engage in, anything that is meaningful and purposeful to someone. Sleep, activities related to obtaining restorative rest and sleep to support healthy, active engagement in other occupations, is crucial throughout one’s lifespan. Sleep particularly comes to mind when you think of infants and new mommas! The American Academy of […]

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What is Sensory Diet?

If you have ever researched sensory processing difficulty, you have probably seen the term sensory diet. At first glance you may assume you are going to have to change your child’s entire diet to improve these difficulties. However, a sensory diet has nothing to do with food. In reality it is a daily “diet” of […]

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia is one of the most common language learning disorders, but did you know we can observe warning signs of dyslexia before a child even begins learning to read? We can! Dyslexia affects a variety of language skills not simply reading and writing, so we may observe potential signs of dyslexia or other language disorders […]

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Using Books to Encourage Language Development

 Reading daily to your child is one of the best ways to encourage language development. Books allow you to introduce your child to a wide range of vocabulary and situations that your child might not otherwise encounter in their typical day. They allow your child to think through challenging situations, understand the sequence of events, […]

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