Essential Oils – Why You Need Them In Your Life

Essential oils can be used as a therapeutic sensory tool to promote self-regulation. When we breath in an aroma, this sensory information is sent straight to the limbic system of the brain – this is our our emotional switchboard. This may be why smells are so successful at influencing emotions….. and therefore behaviour.

Feed The Need: 5 Tips To Help Classroom Fidgeter

Kids are expected to sit for long hours in their school chair and are supposed to “sit still and pay attention”. But this isn’t what their little bodies were designed to do. They were designed to move!

6 Ways To Calm Your Child With Autism

A child with autism can live in a very stressed state. Transitions, sensory overload, confusion reading facial expressions or a change in routine can leave your child feeling extremely anxious and super stressed out.

Brain Breaks For The Classroom

When students engage in high concentration tasks for long periods of time, their brains become tired and they become restless – banging pencils on the table, tapping their feet and fiddling with whatever may be at hand. Here are 6 awesome brain break ideas every teacher should be using.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Nature

Therapeutic Activities. This is a term that parents of children on the spectrum will often hear. It is encouraged to incorporate therapeutic activities into your daily routine to help your child meet their developmental milestones, expose them to multi-sensory environments and encourage social interactions.

8 Multi Sensory Writing Activities

Multi Sensory Writing. It’s an activity that many of us are able do without a second thought, yet for so many of our children, it’s not such a simple task.

Calming The Chaos & Enjoying The Festive Season!

Calming The Chaos & Enjoying The Festive Season!

Candy canes, flashing lights, crowds of people, late nights, big days and just stuff everywhere!! This is what we love about the festive season! However, for our kids on the spectrum who work best to a routine and are sensory sensitive, all these festivities are just one challenge after another.

The Chemical Cocktail

The Chemical Cocktail

Have you ever hit absolute breaking point because you could no longer cope with your child’s irritability, tantrums, inattentiveness, aggressiveness or hyperactivity? If you have, you’re not alone.

9 Pillars Of Growth

9 Pillars Of Growth

Step by step, day by day, habit by habit….and let’s start with the fundamental 9 pillars of growth and wellbeing. A parent-implemented protocol bridging conventional therapy with a lifestyle optimisation approach to promote functional skills and inspire healthy habits.

Let's Talk Toileting

Let’s Talk Toileting

Learning to go to the toilet independently is a very significant milestone in a child’s development. In general, children learn to use the toilet between 18 months and 3 years old.

The Over Responsive Child

The Over Responsive Child

We are bombarded with a constant stream of sensory information every single micro second of the day. It is our brain’s job to interpret and organise this sensory information, make meaning of it and produce an appropriate motor output or emotion.