Posts in Sensory Processing Disord
How to Use Essential Oils to Calm Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural part of our development and it is designed to warn us of upcoming danger.  If we get to a point where we are always in a state of anxiety, then it becomes an anxiety disorder and the fight or flight response is being triggered when there doesn't seem to be a trigger which is causing the anxiety to come on someone.   Anxiety can appear in different forms such as phobias, panic attacks,  or social anxiety.  Some signs include the following.

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5 Easy Ways to Include Sensory Play into Everyday Activities

So, when we think of sensory play, we think about our 5 senses, taste, touch, sight, smell and sound. Sensory Play plays a very important role in childhood development.  There are some children, mine included, who have a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder or Sensory Integration Disorder.  These children have a hard time processing all of the input their senses are giving them and in turn can have meltdowns, difficulty with balance, low muscle tone, difficulty climbing as well as many other symptoms.

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