Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Anxiety – How are they similar and different ?

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Anxiety – How are they similar and different ?

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist Does your child (or the children you work with) have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Does your child (or the children you work with) have anxiety? How do you know where a child’s SPD and anxiety begin and end?...
How Do Fidget Toys Help Kids Learn and Manage Anxiety?

How Do Fidget Toys Help Kids Learn and Manage Anxiety?

What are fidget toys? How do the different shapes of fidget toys help kids learn and manage anxiety? Are fidget toys effective tools or classroom distractions? There are a lot of claims that fidgets toys have been very useful tools in improving concentration and focus...
Steps to Using a Self Regulation Program as a ‘Whole Class’ Classroom Management Strategy PART 2

Steps to Using a Self Regulation Program as a ‘Whole Class’ Classroom Management Strategy PART 2

This is the second part in the self regulation in classroom management program that I was discussing in June, see part one here. As I mentioned in part one, I’ve been asked to implement a whole class and whole school approach to teaching self regulation.  The...