sensory integration

Categories for Autism

Using Sensory Rooms With Guidance from an Occupational Therapist

February 27, 2020
Sensory gyms and sensory rooms are becoming more popular, and this is great news for children who have sensory concerns.  Sensory input can be very therapeutic for children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Sensory Processing Disorder, when carried out in a controlled and intentional manner.  When used appropriately, specific types of sensory feedback can help:… View Article

What Are Sensory Gyms And Why Are They an Important Role in Your Child’s Therapy?

December 16, 2019
Sensory Gyms and their Importance in Therapy   The joys and challenges of parenting are apparent, no matter what your child’s abilities. However, when your child has a sensory processing disorder (SPD), you face a set of challenges other parents do not. Everyday life settings often do not accommodate children with SPD. Some children who… View Article

Congrats to our Newly Certified Autism Specialist

February 28, 2019
We are proud to celebrate Laurel’s certification as an Autism Specialist!    What is a Certified Autism Specialist?   Laurel is one of our amazing speech language therapists who has voluntarily worked towards becoming a Certified Autism Specialist in order to further develop her skill set in helping treat individuals with autism. A Certified Autism… View Article

Carolina Therapy Connection’s Gift Guide

December 13, 2018
Looking for gifts that will also promote developmental skills? The following gift ideas, suggested by our licensed therapists, have been categorized into developmental skill areas: Games Motor Planning I can do That!(Cat and the Hat) https://www.amazon.com/Cat-Hat-Can-That-Game/dp/B0016LKFXE/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1543518825&sr=1-1&keywords=i+can+do+that+game Twister Red Rover Handwriting/Literacy Boggle/Boggle Jr.https://www.amazon.com/Boggle-Junior-Game-Amazon-Exclusive/dp/B00000IWD4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1543519226&sr=1-1&keywords=boggle+jr Scrabble Rory’s Story Cubes See & Spell by Melissa & Doug https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Educational-Double-Sided-Spelling/dp/B0007Y4DLG/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1543519995&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=see+and+spell+melissa+and+doug&psc=1 I like… View Article

Sensory-Friendly Santa Event at CTC

November 19, 2018
Join us at Carolina Therapy Connection for our 2nd Annual Sensitive Santa Event  Thursday, December 13th from 6pm to 7:30pm at our Greenville Clinic   This FREE event is for all children with special needs and their families. Come and enjoy some tasty treats, play games, have fun in our newly expanded sensory gym, and… View Article


What Is Stimming And Should I Stop It?

May 10, 2018
Stimming, or self-stimulatory behavior, is characterized by repetitive body movements or movement of objects to gain sensory input. Children can “stim” from visual, auditory (hearing), oral (taste), tactile (touch), vestibular (movement), and/or proprioceptive (joint) input. Common stimming behaviors include staring at lights or fans, making vocal sounds, mouthing or chewing objects, scratching or biting, rocking… View Article