Proprioception 101

Proprioception 101

Proprioceptive Sensory Input Proprioception is one of our sensory systems, which detects pressure/stretching in joints and muscles. You are constantly using proprioceptive sensory input to keep upright, grab items, adjust the intensity of your movements, and detect your body in space. One of the amazing applications of proprioception involves targeting this input to promote a […]

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Fourth of July Social Story

Fourth of July Social Story

It’s Almost the Fourth of July! For many American’s, The Fourth of July is a fun holiday to spend with friends and family at picnics, parades, and firework shows. For kids with autism or sensory sensitivities, The Fourth of July can sometimes be over-stimulating or challenging for them for a variety of reasons. Our team […]

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Musical Animal Walks

Musical Animal Walks

Musical Animal Walks Summer is here and school is out! The summer heat can make it difficult to stay active, and irregular summer schedules can impact kids’ (and adults’!) sensory regulation. Pair music with animal walks for fun, structured indoor movement breaks during these long summer days. Structured movement to music can help to support […]

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Kid-Friendly Relaxation Playlist

Kid-Friendly Relaxation Playlist

Kid-Friendly Relaxation Playlists The end of the school year is quickly approaching, which means lots of tests, final projects, and changes in routine and schedules. This time of year can cause high-stress levels, and it can be difficult to find effective ways of coping with this stress. Music is a wonderful tool for helping to […]

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Autism Acceptance Month: Community Resources

Autism Acceptance Month: Community Resources

Autism Acceptance Month 2022 In honor of April being Autism acceptance month, we have created a guide to sensory-friendly family fun in Nashville and surrounding cities. Check it out! Sensory Friendly Guide SafeSplash Swim School – Nashville & Franklin They provide private swimming lessons to kids with various needs, including Autism and sensory sensitivities. They […]

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Therapeutic Pop-It Activity Ideas

Therapeutic Pop-It Activity Ideas

Therapeutic Pop-It Activity Ideas Pop-Its are a very common trend in kids toys, however did you know they can be utilized for a variety of therapeutic benefits? Check them out! These colorful, durable, and engaging tools are capable of supporting developmental skills such as: Sensory regulation Sensory processing Fine motor coordination/strengthening Digit (finger) isolation Bilateral […]

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Sensory Diet 101

Sensory Diet 101

The Basics of a Sensory Diet So what exactly is a sensory diet? It isn’t just certain foods someone should or should not eat. A sensory diet is a group of physical and sensory activities, that are specifically curated and scheduled into a child’s day in order to improve attention, arousal level, and adaptive responses. […]

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Wash Your Hands Song

Wash Your Hands Song

“Wash Your Hands” Song Happy fall! Time for colorful leaves, pretty pumpkins, cozy sweaters, and – OH NO! Germs! As we approach flu season, it is important to encourage healthy habits at home and at school – like hand washing!  Click HERE for a hand washing song written by our music therapist, to the tune […]

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