***NEW*** First research study on the overall effectiveness of sensory diets is now complete! Click on the title to read the full report:
Additionally, in an effort to promote evidence-based strategies, we will continually be adding new research references from a variety of disciplines including occupational therapy, exercise physiology, education, physical education, physical therapy, speech therapy, biology, and more.
Our goal is to save you time while promoting best-practice in therapy and education.
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Alternative Seating Options
Effects of Exercise on Mood and Attention
Lighting and other Visual Strategies
Movement and Learning
Music and Metronomes
Sensory Input and Neurotransmitters
Sensory Strategies and Mental Health
SPD Diagnostic Techniques
Touch and Deep Pressure Input
Use of Aroma
Validity of SPD as a Diagnosis
Visual Communication Strategies
Weighted Equipment (Vests, Blankets, Lap Pads)