Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Life can be wondrous and wonderful! It can also present us with learnings, that once learned, seem blindingly obvious. Read about how a shift in focus changed my energy level and excitement. Something so minor, yet it made a big difference.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
We like to make sense of the world and become unsettled when we can t do that. What if there isn t enough information? Or the information is changing? Or the information we are given is false? All scenarios can cause anxiety or fear, moreso for some.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Sometimes we make life much harder than it needs to be! Many most of us are magnesium deficient. That s a big problem because magnesium is one of those master minerals that has a huge impact on our body. Lots of solutions offered here.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
We all know we need a high quality and enough quantity of sleep to feel good mentally, emotionally and physically. In this issue we offer a long list of tips for the bedtime hour to help lull you to sleep.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Sometimes we get caught up in the details of our lives and forget the basics. But there is a reason they are foundational. Without them, nothing else is stable. Sleep is one of those foundational activities. Here are a few reasons why.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Going through the hassle of buying new clothes only is worthwhile if those clothes are worn. We offer lots of suggestions on moving the clothes from the store bags to the laundry bags, and being worn in between the two destinations.
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.
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Welcome, login to add non-anonymous comments
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

2014-09-02 20:09:35


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.


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

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

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

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

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.

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)