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Sensory Smart Tip: Help Your Child Develop Handwriting Skills Using Fun Activities

A wonderful post below from the folks at sensorysmartparent.com School occupational therapists (OTs) often work with children on fine motor delays and other difficulties that contribute to poor handwriting. All of us are handwriting less often, and technology is offering new ways to translate words to a page or screen. As a result, fewer children have enough time to practice handwriting to Read full article »

Sense and Sensitivity

Janis Rogers looks at how we can understand and support sensory perception difficulties in children with autism Many of us who live and work with children who have autism are well aware that they perceive the world very differently to those of us who do not have autism. Yet we may give this very little thought as we strive to support Read full article »

New Brain Findings on Dyslexic Children

By Wendy Leopold The vast majority of school-aged children can focus on the voice of a teacher amid the cacophony of the typical classroom thanks to a brain that automatically focuses on relevant, predictable and repeating auditory information, according to new research from Northwestern University. But for children with developmental dyslexia, the teacher's voice may get lost in the background noise of Read full article »

Video – What is Sensory Processing Disorder

Our Occupational Therapist forwarded this helpful little video that describes SPD. Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!