Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Put a spark in your heart, a buzz in your brain and a boost in your bod. Learning something new can bring energy and excitement into your life. What a wonderful investment in yourself and gift to those around you and those you will meet in your future.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
To be a better version of ourselves, we need to spend more time doing things we enjoy. Committing to things out of guilt decreases our joy and energy. Have you learned how to say no without turning a friend into a foe?
Friday, November 14, 2014
Ever had a stranger give you 'the look' when your child was overstimulated? What did you do? If you found a solution, share so others can be prepared for the time when (not if) your solution will be needed.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Coming up with meals and snacks that are convenient, healthy AND tasty can feel like an impossible task. Have you cracked the code? Do you have any resources or suggestions on how to make healthy food your family will eat? Please share with us.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
How do you use our favourite topic (the weather) to increase self-awareness? Have you tried it before? What results did you have? Any suggestions to share and help others?
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Animals are wonderful at communicating. Unfortunately, most of us haven't taken the time to learn how they communicate. People with special needs also communicate with us but, as with animals, we often don't understand their language.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Sometimes it takes a lot of convincing to get kids moving. What activities do your kids like to do? Have you invented a game? Combined 2 activities to form something new? We would like you to share it with others.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Successful goals are usually reached by focusing on small steps. What are some small steps/lateral shifts you have taken to improve your health?
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Have you had to deal with the complex issue of bullying? There are no quick answers or it would've been resolved already. What do you have to share in this area? Maybe your experience can help someone else.
Friday, September 12, 2014
We can't increase our happiness if we don't know when we are happy. What makes you happy, sad, glad, content, frustrated? The first step is becoming aware of a feeling and labeling it for future use.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Academic learning, acquiring physical skills and releasing creativity all require demands on the mind and body. An attitude and environment to support an individual's mind and body increases the likelihood of success.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A weighted blanket can produce almost miraculous sleep for some, help with sleeping issues for others, and not be effective for some. What are the qualities for the perfect weighted blankets. Share your ideas with us!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Trips to the dentist might not be like a trip to Disneyland, but there are several things that can be done to reduce the anxiety and increase the likelihood of success. Do you have any suggestions to share?
Friday, August 15, 2014
For people, but especially children, who are sensitive to their hair being brushed, this brush might be the answer. It doesn't feel like anything is happening yet the knots magically disappear!
Friday, August 8, 2014
Want an easy way for everyone to see what's happening with the family? Read about our 'big' solution.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
If you know of someone who likes that bit of extra pressure on their head but also has the pressure inside their head to fit in, this possible new product might be for you.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Do you need a different type of toilet training reward or something to keep attention 'flowing' in the right direction? Wee Targets might be the answer. Click on 'Aim to Avoid Mess' or photo to read, share & win.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Using both the left and right hands (and therefore the right and left sides of the brain), juggling not only is a whole brain activity, it also helps with concentration, visual tracking and peripheral vision. Improved co-ordination is a bonus.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The purpose for this blog is for us is to get to know you better so we will bring in or create the best products for you. The fewer purchasing & creating mistakes we make, the less costly for us and we can pass the savings onto you. Please share with us.
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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)