Sensory Supports

We all interpret the world through our senses. Yet, each of has different thresholds of tolerance. Children (or adults!) who experience trauma, prenatal substance exposure, premature birth, or other challenges may need even more accommodations and supports to help them adapt comfortably to their environments. The most important sensory support of all? Play! Please reference our ADHD/ADD, Food Issues/Nutrition, Specific Needs/Neurodiversity and Trauma pages for more resources.

“This child did not need to 'change his behaviors' ...We needed to remember that behaviors are a message, a symptom—not a diagnosis.” ~Carol Kranowitz, The Out of Sync Child

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