Making the Most of Swings

Making the Most of Swings Using a swing provides vestibular input that can be organising and regulating for your child. Here are some different ideas for using swings at the park or at home: Tug of War – your child needs to lie on their stomach over the swing. Give...

What is Ayres Sensory Integration?

What is Ayres Sensory Integration? Work started this week on the inside of my sensory integration clinic. But what is sensory integration? You can read more about it here: What is Ayres Sensory Integration This a great video explaining more about occupational therapy...

Story Massage

Story Massage You may have seen me demonstrate Story Massage at the end of the sensory activities video. It’s such a fun way to give your child calming deep pressure and it’s a lovely way of communicating and connecting with them. Once you have bought the...

Controlled Choices

Controlled Choices I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the importance of choices for children with autism. Research shows that providing choices even in small things increases active participation for children and it can also help with behaviour. For example if a...

Oral Motor Activities

Oral Motor Activities By including just a few of these activities in your child’s day you will help them to be better regulated and feel calmer. Oral motor activities provide organising sensation for the brain which can help facilitate better attention span....