Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Old clothing wears out. New clothes are needed. For some people with sensory issues, that thought is exhausting. But there are many things in life that are stressful, yet need to be done. So, we analyze the situation and take action to reduce the stress.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Shopping for clothes can be a dreaded chore for something with sensory issues. But it needs to be done. In this 3-part series, we look at things to consider and actions to take to increase the likelihood of success.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Do you ever feel like you are talking to a brick wall - that what you are saying isn t being absorbed at all. Maybe that s an accurate description. Perhaps the way you speak isn t the way their brain understands it. Learn more here.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Victory! Success! Done! Today is the last post for the 10 Day Blog Challenge, and it was quite a challenge. So glad I did it. So glad it is over. Have a look and see what I learned, and perhaps how you can apply it to your life.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Travel. That short word can transport us to a place where we can never go - the perfect holiday. So much can go wrong, but if it goes right, it is wonderful. Check out our resource to help improve your chances of success prior to any holiday decision.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Some adventures in life are of our choosing, some are not. We often don t have choices with what happens to us but we always have the choice how to think about it and how to react to it. And that can change everything.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Ever have a great idea that went no where? Actually, a better question would be, did you ever have a great idea and took action on it? If you are like me, I have lots of ideas but very little to show for it. This articles give some hints to change that.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Sometimes we don t appreciate what we have until it is gone. But why wait until something that is good and meaningful for us is gone? Wouldn t it be better to to take action now?
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
We ve all heard of overnight successes, and there are a few of those. More often, overnight success is a 20 year process. It is the long slow journey in the right direction, taking action everyday towards our goals.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
We know we would reduce the chance of getting a cold or other illnesses and we would be be healthier, happier, and more energetic if we ate right, sleep enough hours, enjoyed a social life and moved out bodies more. So why don t we? One factor is . . .
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Have you ever thought, If I can do it, anyone can? That might be true or it could be that you have a natural talent that comes so easy to you, you don t realize it. The problem is, we often dismiss it, ignore it and not share our talent with the world.
Monday, September 12, 2016
To summarize the Cheshire Cat: If you don t know where you are going, any road will get you there. Now, if you want to get somewhere specific, like living a joy-filled life, you ll need to know which is the best road for you.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
We all want to feel great but often don t take the time to do just that. In this post we look at the simple concept of choosing actions that will make us feel better. It s easier than most of us realize.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Day 1 of our blog challenge focuses on tackling challenges. By their very definition, challenges will be difficult and we may fail. So why do them? Because there is no choice - we can struggle to avoid them or embrace them and engage in life.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
We ve decided that the best way to begin our Facebook presence is by participating in a blog challenge. Great timing! There was one that started on InnovAIDca s first day on Facebook. Check us out here or on Facebook!
Sunday, September 11, 2016
After many, many months of delay (I don t like spending time in front of the computer so it was a tough sell to commit to being active on Facebook), InnovAID s Facebook page was finally published. We, InnovAIDca, invite you to visit our Facebook page.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
New situations are usually uncomfortable. But how do we either learn to face the discomfort or reduce the severity of it? One way is through role-playing. This article describes many levels of role-playing. Find the one that works best for you.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Different lifestyles require different activity levels. Bt what if the lifestyle (sitting in a classroom) doesn t match the person (a child that needs to move). Trying to make the child fit won t work. Good thing the environment can be easily altered.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Sometimes things happen that weren t planned and weren t great. There are things you can do so that not only will it be a learning experience, it will produce a fond and or laughable memory.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
In summer, electrical storms can be common. Too common for people who have a fear of loud, sharp noises, lightning or storms. There are things we can do to reduce the fear, which is more common in children and pets (perhaps they are more sensitive).
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Have you ever heard the holiday song of I m bored! or its cousin, There s nothing to to. If you have, excellent! You are creating an environment for creativity. Now, is the tough part: Giving creativity a chance to grow.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Behaviours are affected by the environment, our thoughts, emotions, physiology. . . so many things to consider. It can be overwhelming when trying to make changes. It also gives us lots of opportunity to change minor and major habits and addictions.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
I was always in a quandry - I knew sunshine was the best way to get vitamin D, one of the happiness vitamins but I also knew that sunblock, an apparent necessity, also prevented vitamin D.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The #1 action a doctor recommended we take to encourage health. This is the third and final of this series based on a conversation I had with a doctor. This suggestion came as a surprise after the commonly suggested #2 get more exercise & #3 eat healthy.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
This is a reminder that small actions can pay dividends. For example, most of us take for granted our ability to keep balance when moving. For those of us without great balance or who are aging (and we all are), we should hone that skill. And we can.
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Anonymous
2014-09-05 07:29:51

Here are a few of my favorite websites that discuss SPD and sensory strategies:
•Your Kids Table: http://www.yourkidstable.com/p/sensory-basics.html
•Sensory Smarts: http://sensorysmarts.com/sensory_diet_activities.html
•Minds In Bloom: http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2012/04/advice-from-ot-if-you-want-children-to.html
•Marc’s Sensory Oasis: sensory http://www.marclandry.ca/Marcs_Sensory_Oasis/Welcome.html
•Sensory Street: http://www.sensorystreet.com/free_downloads.html
•Sensory bin: http://www.yourkidstable.com/2012/06/ultimate-list-of-sensory-bin-ideas.html
•Sensawee Play: http://www.sensaweeplay.com/home.htm

Ashley. OT - Kenora, ON

Diane Luzny
2014-09-12 06:27:59

Excellent suggestions, Ashley. Thanks.

I don't want your list to be lost at the end of this page so I will also have it reposted on the 'Creating a Successful School Year' page for others to see and use.

Diane from InnovAID

Anonymous
2014-09-02 20:09:35

Diane,

Some of the best ideas come from parents who have children that are dealing with the same or similar issues. I look forward to additional comments and information. We have made several sensory purchases. One of the favourites was the vibrating water brush. Sorry to say that the temptation to take it apart, quickly lead to it's destruction. While not a crazy expense, not willing to keep purchasing when my boy will break it so quickly. That is however one of the several vibration items that he actively chose to do.

Leslee

Diane Luzny
2014-09-12 06:34:09

I agree, Leslee, parents do have wonderful ideas. Their love for their child or children is the best reason for searching long and hard for great ideas and testing them. Have you found any websites or groups that have been especially helpful to you?

Thanks for the comment about the vibrating water brush. It was perfectly timed as we wanted to thank you for your detailed comment about weighted blankets but, sadly, couldn't give you a weighted blanket to show our appreciation.

The vibrating water brush will soon be on its way to you.

Diane from InnovAID

Anonymous
2014-08-12 08:27:24

Diane, thanks for the link to your blog. I enjoyed talking to you this morning, thank you for the wonderful customer service. I hope to become a regular reader here to gain ideas to share with my families.
- Jenny RM

Anonymous
2014-08-12 16:49:24

Hi Jenny,
Good to talk with you too and thank you for your compliment about our customer service.

FYI, there are still a couple of samples of the Wee Targets left, if you want to leave a comment on that page.

If you do, please sign in. The blog will only show your name and not your contact info but that way I will have a way of contacting you if your forget to sign your name at the bottom. I think you only need to register once.

When "Your package has been mail" email is sent, I will also have our free reports attached (if it doesn't happen, please remind me). The reports are quick to read, practical and made for sharing.

Diane from InnovAID

Anonymous
2014-08-12 16:55:43

So much for that theory. I came up as Anonymous and can't see where I can add my name for this posting.

Guess there is still more to learn about having a blog. :-)

Diane from InnovAID

Anonymous
2014-07-12 14:02:57

Hi Diane,
What a great idea. Parents could see ideas that other parents have tried (whether they worked or not) for sensory, behavior etc. I think just living with a teenager could be reason enough to receive an award!
You guessed it mom of a teenager with sensory and other issues.
Caroline

Anonymous
2014-07-12 15:05:45

Caroline, thanks for being the first to leave a message on the blog. You are the winner of a surprise R 'n R package just because you shared.
Please check in throughout the summer and if you think of something that adds stress to your life, please leave another comment or on any of the future questions.
Have a great summer.
Diane (InnovAID)