What is Auditory Defensiveness?

By: Jessica Kalen, OTA & PTA Diploma Program Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning All posts are reviewed by a supervising Occupational Therapist.  Hand Skills for Children is appreciative of the time and research, placement students commit...

What is a Sensory Diet?

The term “diet” can be stereotyped as dietary restrictions, a definitive nutrition program or a tool to impede weight gain. However, a “Sensory Diet” does not fall into any of these categories. A sensory diet is a carefully designed, personalized activity plan that...

Challenging behaviours and Autism

This is a really good article that explains the possible ramifications of attempting to eliminate a behavior that may be sensory in nature and alternative approaches to addressing them.  It is a very thorough and well written explanation. We frequently have parents...