Making the Grade: Links for Parents of Kids with Special Needs Part Two

September 20, 2016 by nohandsbutours 504 Plan, early intervention, Education, ESL, feeding challenges, feeding/swallowing therapy, first year home, IEP, Jennifer B., occupational therapy, physical therapy, public school, Sensory Processing Issues, September 2016 Feature - Back to School, speech therapy 0 Comments


It’s September which means school is back in session. And this month at No Hands But Ours, it’s all about Education. From IEPs to OT, from homeschooling to Early Intervention, we’re covering the gamut of educational topics and how they relate to the unique needs of the children who have joined our families through adoption. …Read More

Sensory Processing Disorder and the Tween Years

April 30, 2016 by nohandsbutours April 2016 Feature - Sensory Processing, Sensory Processing Issues, TongguMomma 1 Comments

The most difficult thing about parenting a tween or young teen with sensory processing disorder is constantly reminding oneself that people don’t outgrow SPD. It may feel that way for a few years during upper elementary because it’s likely by then that your child learned successful coping strategies for most age-appropriate sensory experiences. But then …Read More

Sensory Bins 101

April 28, 2016 by nohandsbutours April 2016 Feature - Sensory Processing, Nicole, Sensory Processing Issues 0 Comments


Over the years, we’ve had a lot of fun with sensory bins. A few of my little loves are sensory-seeking (often craving sensory input of all kinds), so these bins can be a super interesting way to get them what they need. The great thing about sensory bins is that the possibilities are absolutely limitless. …Read More

Blessings in Disguise – My Journey with Sensory Issues

April 22, 2016 by nohandsbutours April 2016 Feature - Sensory Processing, Attachment, Family Stories, Sensory Processing Issues 5 Comments


If you ask most of my friends what their first memories are, they might say something like…“first baby dolls” or “bike rides.” Mine all have one thing in common – a feeling of fear and being out of control. One of my very first memories was standing in the nursery of a small church while …Read More

What Knotty Necklaces Taught Me About Sensory Processing Issues

April 21, 2016 by nohandsbutours April 2016 Feature - Sensory Processing, Sensory Processing Issues 1 Comments


I have always been a girly-girl. I love things that sparkle, things that are smooth, silky and catch the eye. I love earrings, necklaces and hair bows alike (which turned out to be a good thing growing up in the 80’s.) But alas I was never very good at keeping my sparkly earrings, necklaces and …Read More

Sensory Issues and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

December 13, 2015 by nohandsbutours Christmas, Developmental System, Sensory Processing Issues 1 Comments


The holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year,” or at least that’s what they say on the radio from Thanksgiving until Christmas day, right? All kidding aside, the holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy spending time with your families, going to gatherings, doing special activities, eating lots of good food, and dressing …Read More

SPD And Me

December 31, 2009 by nohandsbutours oral-motor delays, Sensory Processing Issues, TongguMomma 9 Comments

newly edited, but originally posted at Our Little Tongginator in October, 2009 Now that we’re into the last week of October December, I thought I’d stop procrastinating and write a few posts about Sensory Processing Disorder. I mean, y’all DID know that October is Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness month, RIGHT? (I’m nothing if not timely.) …Read More

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