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Ultimate Guide to Deep Pressure Therapy blog post

The Ultimate Guide to Deep Pressure Therapy

May 25, 2017 7 Comments

What is deep pressure therapy (or deep touch pressure) and can it help autism and anxiety for adults and children? See what the science says, as well as how to best get the benefits in your life. We cover everything from deep pressure therapy dogs to deep pressure products.
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Ultimate list of sensory toys

The Ultimate List of Sensory Toys

May 24, 2017

Sensory activities can help regulate the sensory system for children and adults with sensory processing disorder. Check out our our list that is organized by each of the sensory systems!
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Sensory Integration Therapy Blog Post

What is Sensory Integration Therapy and Could it Help Your Child?

May 10, 2017 3 Comments

Sensory Integration is the process through which we sense the world around us. Sensory Integration Therapy can help address issues associated with sensory processing disorder. Learn more about how this therapy could help your child with SPD.
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ADHD Sleeping Issues blog Post

The Ultimate Guide to Improving ADHD-Related Sleep Issues

May 02, 2017

ADHD and sleep problems are more common than one would expect for children and adults. Learn everything you can do to improve sleeping with our science-backed strategies, including calming techniques and supplements, like melatonin.
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Weighted Blanket Therapy

What is Weighted Blanket Therapy?

April 24, 2017 2 Comments

Could a weighted therapy blanket benefit you? We look into what exactly a therapy blanket is, what the science is behind them, who they benefit, and how to properly use them. If you want to learn about weighted blanket therapy, this article will cover all you need to know.
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autistic swing blog post

What are the benefits of autistic swings? Learn how they can help your child.

April 19, 2017

Children with autism and sensory processing disorder often feel overwhelmed by their environment.  Autistic swings, or more commonly known as sensory swings, can offer a great sensory input that can help relieve some of their issues with sensory processing disorder. Learn more about therapy swings for autism here.
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autism sensory products blog post

The 10 Best Sensory Products for Children with Autism

April 19, 2017 2 Comments

When it comes to shopping for a child with autism, it can sometimes be hard to know what they want. However, if you can combine a sensory product with something your child enjoys doing, you get the double benefit of positive sensory input, as well as fun for your child! Learn our favorite autism sensory products here
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[Infographic] - Everything You Need to Know About Weighted Blankets

[Infographic] - Everything You Need to Know About Weighted Blankets

March 14, 2017

Check out our infographic that tells you everything you need to know about weighted blankets!
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sleeping with weighted blanket blog post

What are The Benefits of Sleeping with a Weighted Blanket?

February 22, 2017 14 Comments

While weighted blankets offer many benefits, the one most people are looking to get is to improve sleep, particularly insomnia and restless leg syndrome. We look at the science behind weighted blankets and what you need to know when it comes to purchasing one.
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weighted blankets for adhd blog post

Do Weighted Blankets Work for ADHD?

January 31, 2017 3 Comments

Weighted blankets can offer a number of benefits for those with ADHD. Not only can they improve classroom performance, but also sleep, anxiety, and relaxation. We take a look at the science behind weighted blankets, as well as how to choose the right size.
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weighted blanket for autism

What are the benefits of a weighted blanket for Autism?

January 18, 2017 5 Comments

Weighted blankets work well for a number of disorders, but what are the benefits specifically for those with autism? Learn what the science says about using weighted blankets for those with autism.
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exercise and autism

How Exercise Can Help Improve the Symptoms of Autism

December 23, 2016

Autism and exercise may not immediately seem related, but physical activity could actually improve the symptoms of autism. In this article, we look at which exercises work best and how to try to get your child to participate.
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