Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Prepping to give you a positively packed podcast, full of information you implement easily, inexpensively and quickly. Who do you think can give you that information.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Even though we are still surrounded by snow, we can start enjoying spring by focusing on plants that we will have, seedlings we can view and produce we can touch. Plants provide us with a variety of sensory activities.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Changes happen so why not use it to create a better life - one with more options. Temple Grandin and Marsha Dun Klein certainly think so. Both work with discomfort and uncertainty to create of life with less stress and more joy.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Elite athletes have a demanding schedule - practice, practice and more practice, plus analyzing techniques, mental workouts, nutrition, speaking engagements . . . a long list. But they make time for the essentials, like sleep. Do you?
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Sometimes when things go wrong or, at the very least, not in the way we expected, we need to stop and evaluate how we can WIN.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Fame and fortune (a bit anyway) awaits! We are inviting you to be part of our new website by sharing your smiling, and not so smiling faces. The more photos the merrier. For those that share, we want to thank you. But how?
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
We are almost done our 7-senses series, with auditory at the tail end. Now what? What are you curious about? What would make your like better? What questions keep you up at night? Chances are, if it bothers you, it bothers most people.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Lots of people with sensory issues have trouble with bright lights as well as fluorescent lighting, moving lights, moving shadows, and the list goes on. How do you handle things when seeing is difficult on the body and brain.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Smell is the strongest sense to bring back memories, both good and bad. It can also casue immediate distress. Look here for a link to some distress-reducing ideas. What have you found helps?
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
A coffee break chat helped me to understand my taste buds better. Maybe there are things you can do to understand your taste preferences, too.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
I could have several dozen wind-resistant (and maybe water resistant) mitt covers available to give away, if someone can use them to bring energy and excitement to a charitable project. Interested? Contact me.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Some of the newsletter/blog topics are huge. You could spend a lifetime reading all that is available. But that isn't our focus. We want to give you the info that you want in an easy to ready & use fashion. How can we best do that?
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
And we are off into another series! This one is about the 7 senses - sight, taste, smell, hearing, touch, vestibular and proprioception. This week we covered proprioception. Do you have any specific questions about the other senses?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Did the title get you attention? It was my shorthand when I was thinking about breakfast/snack ideas and how it can be difficult to come up with something quick & healthy that kids would actually eat. Do you have a solution to the BS problem?
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
It's confusing! Help us pick the best title to carry our podcast into greatness (or at least get it moving forward)! Two completely different ideas but only one can be used. Which do you choose?
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
It's exciting to tackle a new project and even more exciting when done in collaboration with others. Help us create a short and snappy name for our upcoming podcast, which will focus on sensory issues, solutions, research and triumphs.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
We all know that diamonds needed extreme pressure to be created. However, for most people, extreme pressure is more likely to cause an explosion than a diamond. Good news - physical pressure can help regulate some of the effects of external pressure.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Do you like to skim the surface of several topics and allow them all to roll around in your mind? Or do you like to understand a single topic clearly in your mind before moving one? Or a bit of both? What works for you?
Friday, August 21, 2015
The thought of starting school can take the joy out of the end of summer. There are things that we can do to reduce our child's fear and to teach them how to deal with stressful situations.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
A great day can often start the night before by organizing yourself for the next day, creating a routine that includes things to calm the mind and body.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Mornings set the stage for the rest of the day. Does that statement frighten you or calm you? There are things we can do to have a smooth morning. What do you do to 'set the stage' for a great day?
Friday, August 14, 2015
For shoppers - back to school is a magical time of year. But if you are someone who finds shopping noisy, bright, overwhelming and exhausting, then there are things you can do to stack the deck in your favour.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Do you enjoy your coffee or coke, your tea or tonic water but also drink other healthier drinks? What drinks have you found that aren't a chore to drink, quench your thirst and don't take a lot of time to make?
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Do you know the difference between when you are over-tired, hungry or thirsty? The symptoms between the three of them are very similar. Sometimes we grab a snack when what we need is a drink or a nap.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Adding fermented foods is part of the process of healing a leaky gut. They replace what is necessary but missing and helps the gut to digest food and extract nutrients.
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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)

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