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Great Books and Websites to Learn About Autism

For those of you that are not aware April is National Autism month. A disease that has a special place in our every day lives. We have 2 children that are on the Autism spectrum thankfully both of them are high functioning. 1 of them has received a diagnosis, the other one we know that he has it but we have not gone in for testing for the official diagnosis. We have one of our Autistic kiddos that is on the very low end and doesn’t like to do much talking or do much work at all which is slowly getting Continue Reading…

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50+ Gift Ideas For The High Spirited Child

  Welcome to my Christmas Gift Guide for the high spirited child! Some of us over at iHomeschool Network are putting together a Niche filled gift guide in many different categories. With all the different guides there is something for everyone on your holiday gift list this year. I have parents ask me regularly what are some gift ideas for the high spirited child since I have a few of them. They want things to keep the kiddos busy but don’t want to put them in front of a Television screen all the time. So what better thing to do then put a list Continue Reading…

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Back To School Sensory Resources Gift Basket Giveaway

Some of the bloggers at the iHomeschool network are hosting a huge Back To School Giveaway. We are each filling a basket with themed goodies to giveaway on each of our blogs. That means that there are 28 giveaways going on in the next week, I hope you are able to enter some of them and maybe even win something! For the back to school year I have decided to share some sensory resources in our basket. These are all resources that most kids would enjoy anyway, but your sensory kids will find some of these tools extra useful. Also, thanks Continue Reading…

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Top 15 Kids Sensory Ideas Pinterest Boards

Some of us at iHomeschool network though it would be fun to feature some of our favorite Pinterest boards on different topics. I chose Top 15 Kids Sensory Ideas Pinterest Boards, because sensory ideas are always something we are looking for new things to add to our DIY SensoryTable. Sensory input is something that is very calming to my sensory seeker, so we regularly have different sensory mediums or bins out for him and the other kids. I will be sharing a few of my sensory idea Pinterest boards, as well as 15 of my favorite from others. I have a Continue Reading…

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Teaching Self Regulation and Emotional Control ~ The Zones Of Regulation

I was provided with a copy of The Zones Of Regulation for review purposes. All opinions expressed are the honest opinions of my children or myself. Please read my Disclosure Policy for more information. Think of when your child was young and they walked up to a person or animal for the first time and hurt them, as a parent you gently explain to them that it hurt the person/animal and show them how to gently touch. Repeat a few more times (or a lot) and eventually they don’t do it anymore. As a parent what do you do when they don’t ever Continue Reading…

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Childhood Illness, RA, 12 Appointments in 1 Week, and More…

Life had got the best of me since we went on vacation back at the end of August, and because of it my blog has really suffered. I figured it was about time for an update as to what is going on around here. There is a LOT which is why I haven’t posted in quite a while. We are in the process of figuring out a HUGE health scare for Ethan,  just last week we had 12 appointments to go to in only 5 days!! Anthony has a cast and he also has had surgery. I have a bunch Continue Reading…

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5 Days Of Sensory Processing Disorder Resources Series

I just recently finished participating in the 5 Days of Sensory Processing Disorder resources for the Schoolhouse Review Crew! I had a lot of fun putting these posts together, and realized I have a lot to say about Sensory Processing Disorder much more then even written in the posts. I guess after 5 years of dealing with it, reading, researching, and trying different things one would have a lot to say about it  😀 ! I thought I would put together a post with links to all the different Sensory Processing Disorder posts so it would be easier for everyone Continue Reading…

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Sensory Processing Disorder Tips For Parents and Resources

Welcome to the last day of the 5 days of Sensory Processing Disorder series going on this week for the Schoolhouse Review! There are 90 bloggers that are joining in on this and each has chosen a topic, with lots of different topics and articles being shared. Today I am sharing some sensory processing disorder tips for parents and then sharing a few great resources for SPD! I have 3 of my boys who suffer with sensory processing disorder, the sad thing is because I have never heard about sensory processing disorder none of them were diagnosed until our 3rd Continue Reading…

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Early Intervention and Sensory Processing Disorder

Welcome to day 4 of our series 5 Days Of Sensory Processing Disorder!  On Monday I explained What Sensory Processing Disorder is, Tuesday I shared How Sensory Processing Disorder Effects your kids, and yesterday I shared the many sensory ideas we use in our house regularly to implement a sensory diet each day. Today I am going to talk about the importance Early Intervention, this is something I feel VERY strong. This is due to the fact that because of early intervention my 5 year old has been able to overcome SOOO many of his issues, not saying it cured Continue Reading…

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Sensory Diet and Our Favorite SPD Products

Welcome to day 3 of our series 5 Days Of Sensory Processing Disorder! Yesterday I talked about How Sensory Processing Disorder effects your child and the symptoms of the different sensory systems, on Monday I talked about What exactly Sensory Processing Disorder is. Today I am going over all kinds of ideas information about sensory diet, what they are, why they are needed, and some in home sensory diet ideas! I am also going to share some of our favorite SPD Products. Sensory Diet is different activities that are done through out the day to help your child be at an Continue Reading…

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Cody’s Sensory Processing Disorder Journey

Next week I am taking part in the Schoolhouse Review Crew Blog Hop. 90 bloggers are participating, each choosing a topic to write about for the 5 days of the blog hop. I have chosen the topic Sensory Processing Disorder because it is a topic that I have learned so much about over the last 5 years, something we have come so far on, and something I have not shared much about on the blog. I am hoping that this series will bless anyone who is embarking on a scary path of a new Sensory Processing Disorder diagnosis or someone who thinks Continue Reading…

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Our Playroom/ Sensory Motor Room

I have had an interesting time working on getting our school area a way that will work for us since moving our school from the entire main floor to the lower level. We first set the room up so that all the toys were upstairs and the whole area was the school room. That didn’t work well, since the little boys would sneak down and make a huge mess of the room. We later decided to change the room around again and make half of the room a school room and the other half a sensory motor room. We decided Continue Reading…