I have started doing some work for Lea Keating of Sensory Street Kids. She has hired me to help with her website and her blog, La La Language. Lea has a son that was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) at the age of 16 months. She founded Sensory Street Kids to fill a need that was missing in her community.
After searching for the right play groups and social environments for her son, Lea became frustrated. They weren’t meeting the needs of her son. That was when she consulted with professional therapists in designing a program that would meet her son’s needs and other special needs children.
Soon, she was offering this program in libraries and day cares. It was benefiting both special needs children and typically developed children. Sensory Street Kids was born and has been providing sensory based language/music classes for three years.
It didn’t take long before Lea was being contacted by parents and professionals around the country. They had heard about her and Sensory Street Kids on Twitter and wanted to know how they could bring Sensory Street Kids to their community.
That was when Lea put together a licensing program for Sensory Street Kids, and now parents and professionals can sign up to join her team. Parents and professionals can become Certified Sensory Street Kids Instructors. They can open their own Sensory Street Kids center in their community. Sensory Street Kids now has centers in Miami, Springfield, Washington. For more information on this, you can visit the Sensory Street Kids website.
Lea has also developed a blog to go along with her website. It’s called La La Language and provides articles on sensory activities, tips, and upcoming events for Sensory Street Kids. You can leave comments on her blog if you have questions or follow her on Twitter, http://twitter.com/sensorystkids.
Lea is also competing in the 2010 Startup Nation Leading Moms in Business. You can vote for her by visiting this link, http://www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business/contestant/8852/index.php. I encourage all of my readers to go over there and show your support.