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    Yoga and Your Sensory Child: Poses to Improve Proprioception and the Vestibular System

    When I first started taking note of my daughter’s sensory issues, I recognized the usual sensitivities that are related to the five main senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. But once I started doing more research on the topic, I discovered there’s many more senses than just those five and they can be greatly affected in a child with Sensory Processing Disorder.  Proprioception is the sense of where your body is in space and this information is transferred through muscles, joints and bones.  Children that have difficulty in this area will often have some of the following symptoms: need tight hugs to calm down, or the opposite and…

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    Helping Your Sensory Child Have Fun This Holiday Season

    I recently read that there are over 30 different festivals and observances during December so the holiday season is definitely an exciting time of year! Lights and decorations are going up, the malls are getting busier, Santa parades and visits are coming soon too.  Lots for the little ones to see and do to make this time of year extra special. But what if your little one has sensory issues? All the things that some see as fun and exciting turn into loud and overwhelming very quickly for children that have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We all want our kids to have a memorable holiday season,…