Thursday, June 25, 2015
Reading not only fills your mind with adventures, it also makes physical connections in the brain's wiring. The more connections the brain has, the better. What a fun, easy, inexpensive way to boost brain power.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Many of our happy memories are from events that happened during an ordinary day. Great news! We don't need to be on holidays, have wealth or know the right people to enjoy life as it is.
Friday, June 12, 2015
There are many types of intelligence and it appears IQ may not be as important as we thought. We need to also consider other forms of intellect. Where are you strong? How has that affected your life?
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
InnovAID introduces our Action Guide researcher & writer, Dora Potts. Do you have a question for Dora about the Action Guides? A suggestion for a topic not listed in the Action Guide Library? Ask here and she will find an answer for you.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Wouldn't it be nice to come to this website and find new products or information and they are exactly what you are looking for? I'd like that too. So what did you come here hoping to find? Share it with us and maybe we can help.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
What frustrates you? What exhausts you? Maybe we can help you by researching and writing a short, practical report that would answer your questions or solve your problems. Let us know what your want to know and we will both be wiser.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
What changes have you made while your child transitions from a kiddo to a teen? The their brain, body and ability changes, we need to change as well. What has worked for you?
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Want to have a more productive, inspiring and joyful life? Be present in your life! Reducing stress and reducing distractions will help you have a life you can enjoy.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
At the same time a teen is struggling for independence and individuality, he or she also is looking for guidelines on what the world expects of them. What an exciting and exhausting place to be. So much to learn!
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Lots of people find nature calming, but why? Maybe it is the lack of noise and stress. Earthing believes touching the earth with bare skin balances our body. Have you noticed a connection between a sensory-sensitive person and nature?
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Become healthier, happier and smarter by joining others for one month of fun! Get and share ideas of things to do outside that get the body moving, the brain connections firing and the emotions having a nature love-fest.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Teen years - body changes, mood changes, friendship changes . . . so many changes. Some changes are encouraged, others are discouraged. How do you support hygiene changes in a child who doesn't like change, especially to their immediate surroundings?
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
What are your strengths? What comes naturally to you? Brag a bit. Become more aware of what makes you so special. We will all have a better life if everyone becomes aware of and shares what they do best.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The teens years are full of new experiences. For people who find new experiences stressful, having a predictable plan to introduce new items, such as new types of clothing, reduces the stress.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Some people who move while listening to a talk are moving so they can listen to the talk. Stop moving and the learning stops. Edison was a movement learner and look what he created!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Teen years can be difficult, more so if the teen has sensory challenges as well. InnovAID is introducing a series of reports called Teen Bridges: Transitioning challenged youth to the adult world. What topic are you hoping will be covered in this series?
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Any change can cause chaos for someone with sensory issues. Changes seasons creates changes in temperature, clothing, activities, daylight, sleep habits, schedules. . . Good thing spring also gives us a boost of energy to deal with the extra demands.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Does your child like thee feel of fabric in their mouth? Maybe the neckline of their shirt? Or a sleeve? Have you tried other solutions? Or have you found a solution? We are looking to find or create an option to the always-convenient shirt neckline.
Friday, February 27, 2015
People who have use oral stimulation to stay alert or calm usually have a favourite behaviour. But what if that behaviour comes with a downside? Have options is always useful, even if the option is seldom used.
Friday, February 20, 2015
There is so much information available, the trick has become where to find good information or how to distill an impossible amount of information to a useable amount. Where do you get your information from?
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
This is a time sensitive blog. We might be changing the name of our Pressure Vest and would like your input. Should we keep it? Change it? If we change it, what do we change it to? One random contributor will win a hot and cold gel heart stuffy.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Laughter is a skill that can be developed, whether you are a child and have trouble understanding what other people find funny or you are an adult who takes themselves too seriously.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Laughter can both heal and hurt. The pain of being laughed at can cut deeply. The joy of laughing with someone can give us a sense of belonging. Understanding humour helps us to increase the joy and reduce the hurt.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ignorance might allow us to live in bliss but it might make life more difficult for those around us. Have you ever thought about how difficult it would be to use a wheelchair in snow or slush or on ice?
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Strange how we know germs live on our hands yet we all seem to think "Our germs aren't so bad" and so can be a bit careless about hand washing. We need to create a hand washing habit but what is the best way to do that?
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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)