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Posts from September, 2010

How To Safely Wear a School Backpack

The American Occupational Therapy Association has published ten tips to avoid backpack-related health problems:

  1. Never let a child carry more than 15% of his or her body weight. This means a child who weighs 100 pounds shouldn’t wear a backpack heavier than 15 pounds.
  2. Load heaviest items closest…

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Eating Dinner as a Family

Eating dinner as a family with a child with a sensory processing disorder can be especially challenging. The child with sensory defensiveness may be very picky about eating foods with different textures, odors, tastes or appearance. The child with sensory seeking characteristics may have a…

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