All posts by Laura Greene

Laura Greene M.S., has been a special education teacher for the last ten years educating students with a wide range of disabilities. She has received advanced training in special education. Her work with children and adolescences has occurred in a variety of settings including early intervention, primary, secondary and transitional level education. In her role as a special education teacher, Laura creates and teaches individualized educational programming while providing differentiated resources for students and is a proud advocate for students and families.

Reflections: What textbooks don’t tell you about teaching students with SPD.

Teaching is an exhausting joy. Teaching middle school special education is time-consuming, patience-demanding and overall most satisfying job I will ever have. Teaching is not easy and teaching students with specific needs that are often looked at as more difficult is not any easier of a task. My life is consumed of post-it notes scattered ...

TOP 15 THINGS YOU NEED TO START BUILDING YOUR SENSORY ROOM

WHAT IS A SENSORY ROOM? A sensory room is a specially designed room which combines a multitude of stimuli to help ALL individuals develop and engage their senses. A common misconception about sensory rooms is that it can only be used by someone with special needs or sensory processing disorders; this is NOT true, it ...

Tips for Tackling Oral Sensitivities in Children

You might be wondering what Oral Defensiveness is and if your child exhibits oral sensitivities. Oral defensiveness falls into two main categories: Hyper-sensitivity and Hypo-sensitivity A child with oral sensitivity can be either hyper-sensitive or hypo-sensitive. When a child is hyper-sensitive, they are more likely to have oral defensiveness. These children will not like brushing their ...

Taking a CRUNCH out of Sensory in one CREAMY bite.

WHY CRUNCHY What does the crunchy texture really do? Keep Alert! These foods can wake up an individual’s senses while providing the oral sensory input the body craves. Here are some good examples: WHY CREAMY What does the creamy texture really do? Keep calm! These foods can calm an individual's senses while providing the oral ...

Sensory 101- Making Sense of Sensory

Did you know that one out of twenty people in the general population may be affected by Sensory Processing Disorder? Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a disorder of the brain that affects developing children and adults. Sensory processing disorder is multifaceted. SPD affects social skills, cognitive thinking, self control, self esteem and motor skills. It ...