Dyspraxia & Sensory Integration

We have five senses. Touch (Tactile) Vision (Sight) Auditory (Auditory) Taste (Gustatory) Smell (Olfactory) You can read more about this here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sense But we also have a 6th and 7th sense we rarely talk about. 6. Vestibular or Movement 7. Proprioceptive or How we feel ourselves in space. The vestibular sense is exactly how it sounds.… Read More

Give them paint….

Your child is moving too much  They can’t learn.   They get up and down  Move backwards and forwards.   Bounce.  Writhe Kick Scream.  Why?  Proprioceptive input Vestibular input Needed.    We need to move sometimes to think Movement, in the vestibular sense increases focus.   So the movement is necessary for focus.    Quite often when the… Read More

Something smells fishy.

Something is fishy.    I am a part of many apraxia related groups as well as sensory differences, autistic groups…..etc.  but mainly in the apraxia related group I am finding a surprising number of people who look for alternative means to speech therapy.  Now, I understand when you’re ready to lose a few pounds, and… Read More

Wash your hands

There’s a lot of talk right now about a particular play going on called All in a Row, at Southwark Playhouse in the UK.    Here’s a few articles about it for those of you who haven’t read about it yet. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/12/casting-puppet-as-autistic-child-step-backwards-new-play-row-other-actors-played-by-humans   https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2019/protest-takes-place-outside-southwark-playhouse-over-use-of-puppet-in-autism-play/ The premise is based on autism and includes the perspective from… Read More

Take the Time

You need to take the time.  Do something that belongs to you.  Just you.  Whether you go out & get your hair done, your nails done or a new tan.  Whether you just sit in your car with the radio on to your favorite song & sing your head off.  You need to shut those… Read More