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Benefits of a Sensory Gym for Your Child with Special Needs

Dec 5, 2018

3 Benefits of a Sensory Gym for Your Child with Special Needs

The joys of parenting hold true no matter what your child’s abilities are. But when your child has a sensory processing disorder (SPD), you face a set of challenges most parents do not. Everyday settings often don’t accommodate children with SPD. A child who is over-sensitive might find stimuli like light, physical touch, or food overwhelming. Children who are under-sensitive, on the other hand, might …

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Benefits of a Sensory Gym for Your Child with Special Needs

A Therapeutic Perspective

Oct 29, 2018

At Helping Hands Pediatric Therapy, we offer a sensory gym with the type of equipment that is designed to help children with autism and sensory processing disorder by strengthening their development and social skills.  With the help of Fun Factory Sensory Gyms, we are able to provide such equipment as suspended swings, climbing structures, rock climbing walls, and safe landing places. 

Traditional indoor play gyms and playgrounds do not meet the unique needs of children with …

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A Therapeutic Perspective

A Mama’s Unexpected Journey

Oct 24, 2018

A Mama’s Unexpected Journey …

So here we are, in our white farmhouse in the country with our own little acre of land. A house with most of the pictures and decorations removed, minimal furniture, chew marks on more things than we can count, a cabinet full of melatonin and natural calming gummies because sleep and calmness are things of the past, and a sensory gym in our bonus room.  How did we get here? Sometimes it’s good even to remind ourselves…

6 years. Just …

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A Mama’s Unexpected Journey