What is Hyperfixation? How do You Stop Being Hyperfixated on things?

What is Hyperfixation? How do You Stop Being Hyperfixated on things?

Hyperfixation Lots of teens love video games. Everyone knows that. And many teens, autistic or neurotypical, play video games too often, which can interfere with daily living. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they are hyperfixated on video games. But do you remember the story a few years ago about the young man who died after…

Brain Breaks: 10 Ideas and Activities for Kids at School

Brain Breaks: 10 Ideas and Activities for Kids at School

Brain Breaks for Kids As adults, we know we need brain breaks. It’s why the phrase “water cooler chat” became a thing. Workers realize they need a break, so they walk to the water cooler for movement and refreshment. While there, they may discuss the holidays or Fantasy Football, which gives their brain a break…

5 Popular Stim Toys for Autism or ADHD | Cheap | DIY | Chew

5 Popular Stim Toys for Autism or ADHD | Cheap | DIY | Chew

Stim Toys Quality stim toys can be hard to find, since fidget toys and chewy jewelry, or chewelry, is trendy. Even the higher priced ones don’t always promise quality, or the ones with great reviews just aren’t within your budget. Several popular stim toys can be made at home from everyday household objects, or using…

A Weighted Blanket Causing Pain or Back Pain? Yes, yes it is.

A Weighted Blanket Causing Pain or Back Pain? Yes, yes it is.

Weighted Blanket Causing Pain Weighted blankets. They seem harmless enough, right? So we started using them. I purchased two for our household. In less than 6 months, they caused me so much hip and back pain, I’m tossing them. We are no longer using weighted blankets in our home. So I thought I’d explain why….

The 5 Best Weighted Calming Toys your Child will Love | Under $10

The 5 Best Weighted Calming Toys your Child will Love | Under $10

Weighted Calming Plush Toys We tried the whole weighted blanket thing. And, I did an entire separate article on how my weighted blanket caused pain for me. Extreme pain. However, I still believe in and enjoy the concept of weighted items having a calming effect for anxiety, autism, etc. I really wanted to have something…

21 Cool Sensory Activities for Older Kids | Teens | Light Play

21 Cool Sensory Activities for Older Kids | Teens | Light Play

Sensory Activities for Teens It often feels like when it comes to sensory activities and cool crafts, older kids get left out. Like their sensory needs just disappear when they are a tween or teen, right? No, they don’t! Light Play activities are popular and beneficial for all. But take a look around on the…

How to Make Sensory Bottles | DIY | Benefits | Uses

How to Make Sensory Bottles | DIY | Benefits | Uses

Making Sensory Bottles Sensory Bottles or Calm Down Bottles are a huge trend right now. And why not? They are great for all ages and abilities, and you can make sensory bottles that match any kid’s interests. A sensory bottle is an umbrella term for any clear bottle that is filled with stuff that is…

6 Benefits of PlayDough | 10 Ways to Use PlayDough in Skill Development

6 Benefits of PlayDough | 10 Ways to Use PlayDough in Skill Development

Benefits of Playdough Play Dough is such a great thing for kids and adults. There are many ways to foster development in many skill areas. In looking for benefits of playdough for adults, it really is the same list as children. As far as activities, I don’t worry too much about what is age-appropriate. If…

12 Gross Motor Sensory Activities Using Household Items | Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs
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12 Gross Motor Sensory Activities Using Household Items | Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs

Gross Motor Activities for Special Needs Does your child have sensory breaks in their IEP? Or need them? Are you worried about loss of PT sessions, gym class, recess, organized sports and all the other things that may make our kids more sedentary? And hey, not everyone has a sensory room in their house, right?…