The Just Right Challenge (JRC) Toolbox

for parents of sensory sensitive kids

A parent’s self-paced course and activity vault to support their sensory sensitive child through daily tasks with less stress, overwhelm and dysregulation. 

When you want to be accommodating of your child’s sensory sensitivities but still need to get them through the task for their well-being, that’s when you rely on the just right challenge.

You might have a Sensory Sensitive Child if they:

  • Complain about the way clothes, underwear, socks or shoes feel.
  • Have intense reactions or fear/avoidance of hygiene activities, like taking a bath, cutting hair, brushing teeth or cutting nails.
  • Are a selective eater who only eats certain brands, colors, or textures of foods.
  • Panics or fears unexpected or competing sounds such as those in a busy environment like a party or restaurant.

These are all activities, tasks and settings that are part of daily life, and are mostly unavoidable. But how do you help your child feel comfortable without completely stressing them out? The answer is in the JRC Toolbox.

The JRC Toolbox is the fool-proof blueprint you need to help boost your child’s comfort, confidence and regulation in daily tasks through playful practice

This self-paced course created by an OT parent to a sensory sensitive child is full of actionable lessons, step-by-step guides and activity videos so you can make those unavoidable daily tasks (that keep triggering meltdowns) feel less stressful for your child. 

Both you and your child can celebrate wins, strengthen your relationship, and feel empowered to use strategies and tools to tackle new challenges now and in the future.

This course is for you if you’re a parent of a sensory sensitive child who feels…

  • hopeless in a chronic cycle of stress because their child has meltdowns around daily tasks (getting dressed, eating, hygiene tasks, being out in the community).

  • exhausted as a parent who always finds the need to be “on” as you walk on eggshells, staying 2 steps ahead and trying not to set off a meltdown but still meet your child’s basic care needs.

  • overwhelmed by all the neurotypical parenting advice out there that offers behavioral solutions that don’t work for your child’s extreme fear of certain clothes,  foods, loud sounds or hygiene tasks (bath-time, brushing teeth, etc).

If you can relate… you’re in the right place!

After utilizing the JRC Toolbox, you will have:

Learned the exact activities and step-by-step methods from an OT to help your child feel more comfortable around tasks that typically cause them a fight or flight response (like wearing certain clothes, trying new food, shampooing their hair, going to busy or loud environments). 

Experienced a transformation in how you observe and think about your child’s behaviors so you can stop negotiating and figuring things out “on the fly.”

Stronger advocacy skills to communicate about your child’s needs confidently and respectfully to other caregivers/teachers.

Helped your child experience win after win with the JRC method, increasing their self-confidence through consistent, successful engagements.

Listen to Carrie’s story:

” Life is so much different now than it was before we used this [[just right challenge]] method.

Watching the videos together and working on each step made such a big difference in our marriage and with Will.
As a result, Will is doing so much better working on his sensitivities. And he can see a difference, too.

We went from having a meltdown from water dripping down his face to being able to participate in swim lessons. He even jumps off the side of the pool. Washing hair is going so much better.”

Carrie, parent of 4.5 year old who used the JRC ladder method

Celebrate your own wins with the Just Right Challenge Toolbox. 

Join us for the official first launch of the JRC Toolbox and you’ll become a founding member with VIP exclusives and a major discount! The price will never be this low again.

“For the first time two days ago she tried on all three pairs of tennis shoes. We did the iPhone videos in slow motion and high speed to make everything fun like Laura suggested and she loved it.

Then yesterday she wore a new pair of sneakers ALL DAY at school.
She is so unbelievably proud of herself, I could not be happier.
Best of all, instead of fighting and power struggles we were able to celebrate a win together that made us closer.”


We have worked together to help her with her sensitivities to sunscreen-she can now get sunscreen on with minor whining (was gagging and screaming hysterically still at the end of last summer!). 

We created just right challenges around swim lessons using a dollar store baby, and the challenges have had direct benefits at the second and third lessons.


parent of 4 year old

Inside the Just Right Challenge Toolbox, you’ll be able to access all of the following, in one convenient app, right in your pocket:

Foundations Module

This is your “north star” of the course. All the need-to-knows to be successful with applying the just right challenge.

  • How sensitivities transform to learned behavior
  • How to create a neurodiverse-affirming just right challenge ladder
  • How to integrate the just right challenge ladder in daily life

“I wish I had discovered this program a year and a half ago when we were all struggling to understand what was going on and knew nothing about sensory processing!”Nicole, former SWS parent (previous version of JRC cohort)

The J.R.C. Vault

Within each vault, you’ll find a lesson to break down the sensory components of each task and why it might be hard for them, AND you’ll find over 100 activities that you can replicate with tools and materials you already have lying around.

Within the vault, you’ll find a section with activity videos and sample JRC ladders specifically dedicated to: 

  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Loud sounds/busy environments
  • Hygiene (bath time, hair washing, brushing teeth, cutting nails and getting haircuts)  

Laura truly understands the challenges of implementing strategies around the demands of normal life and the feelings of all of the family around living with SPD. It’s been a total breakthrough for me and us as a family in feeling less alone and far more confident.” – Nicky, former SWS parent (previous version of JRC cohort)

BONUS: J.R.C. Kid’s Vault

Videos JUST for kids to watch to help them understand their brain and body so they can take an active role in their journey. Inside this bonus vault, you’ll find short videos for kids to watch to teach them about:

  • Their sensory cup
  • Clothing challenges
  • Hygiene challenges
  • Dealing with loud sounds and
  • Becoming a food explorer

“Thank you for helping me get into the mind of my son. I will never fully understand how it feels to be him, but the education changed from him giving me a hard time to him having a hard time.”Kim, former SWS parent (previous version of JRC cohort)

You won’t do it alone! You’ll have a built-in accountability and support crew inside a private community so you can:


(and get direct access to an OT)


with other parents who are in the same boat


by parents and professionals who get you

*future cohorts will only get temporary access to the community, but as a member of the first cohort of the JRC toolbox, you will get access indefinitely!*

Where Clinical Knowledge Meets Personal Experience: An Actionable Plan by a Neurodivergent OT and Parent

Hey bestie! I’m Laura, pediatric Occupational Therapist, proud neurodivergent mom, Disney aficionado, and unapologetic Swiftie! I’ve spent years in the front line clinics, working with preschool- to early elementary-aged kids using a sensory integration framework to empower them at home, school, and in the community.

I get it. I’ve been there – the exhaustion, the uncertainty, the daily battles. As a parent navigating the world of sensory sensitivities with my own child, I’ve walked those same eggshells and felt those same frustrations (and have had my fair share of experience with medical providers who looked at me like I was bonkers). But here’s the thing – I’ve also found a way through, and I’m here to guide you to calmer, happier days.

Drawing from both my professional background and personal journey, I’ve developed a proven framework that’s transformed countless lives, including my own family’s. The Just Right Challenge Toolbox isn’t just a collection of strategies – it’s a roadmap born from real-world experience and backed by clinical expertise.

Over the years, I’ve equipped close to 1,000 families with this framework, empowering them to actively support their child’s journey towards regulation. Are you ready to join them?


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the just right challenge?

The just right challenge is a phrase coined by the pioneer of sensory integration, Dr. Jean Ayres. The just right challenge is the notion that progress towards mastering a task depends on the sweet balance of an activity or task being challenging enough that they aren’t bored, but not so much that it frustrates them and they shut down.

In addition to listing out the incremental steps towards your goal, you focus on setting up intentional practice times full of fun playful activities to get them closer.

The goal is to find that point in time right before your child hits dysregulation (that’s the “just right” part!), so that your child can feel successful and gain exposure and practice to the trigger without feeling overwhelmed.

What age is this program for?

The core content (videos and lessons) referencing sensory processing information, methods and strategies to support your child are applicable to all ages. However, some suggested scripts and example activities are best suited for preschool to early elementary age (3-8) that you can easily adapt or tailor to fit the needs of your child. The benefit of this program is being able to ask me questions in the private group where you can bring your questions and I can help tailor and work through anything that you need adjusted for your child’s age. But please know that I do not have much experience beyond age 10.

My child does not have a specific diagnosis, will I still benefit?

Yes. This program focuses on sensory sensitive behavior that impacts functioning.

With or without any specific diagnosis of any kind, if your child is having a consistent difficult time with particular activities of daily living, such as: bath time, brushing hair, washing hair, cutting nails, getting hair cut, wearing new clothes, trying new food, handling loud sounds or busy environments, you can take the course. 

As a parent, I’ve spent so much money on OT services. Is it worth it to invest in my own training?

If your child is enrolled in OT sessions, but you’re still having a hard time applying the information in a structured way so you can actively participate in regulating your child, then yes this is definitely worth it. Many OTs don’t have the resources or time to be able to give you in depth training on these concepts. They do their best to relay the information to you based on what they do with your child in their 1:1 sessions, but taking that information and translating it to the home is a big step that’s often missed.

I’m not a parent, but I want to learn how to help regulate neurodivergent children… can I still participate?

Yes. This vault is for anyone who wants to learn more about how to help sensory sensitive children feel more comfortable around non-negotiable daily tasks in a neurodiverse-affirming way. However, please know that the core content here is created for parents, which means the language, strategies, scripts used are geared towards them. Additionally, there is no deep dive into sensory theory or science, it is very strategy and application focused. I am unable to provide CEU certification at this time.

Does this course provide in depth training in sensory regulation and strategies?

This course focuses on taking a daily task that your child is having a hard time with and showing you how to break it down in multiple steps so that they can accomplish easier. You will learn all the sensory triggers that go into it so you are more aware of why it’s so hard for them and you will be given video demonstrations of activity examples to help them practice the task in a fun way. Part of this process is supplemented by offering sensory strategies for regulation, but that is not the main focus of this course.

However, within the JRC toolbox, you will receive starter ideas for sensory strategies and helpful handouts and checklists for ideas to explore sensory regulation with your child.

My Sensory Detectives Boot Camp program focuses more on sensory strategy regulation (check here for next enrollment).

Will my child still need OT after this program?

This program does not replace therapy. While I hope you discover ways to create long-lasting changes and patterns of regulation in your day-to-day life, there is still a chance in-person OT services would still benefit your child.

Furthermore, with no direct contact between myself and your child, there’s no assessment and I cannot conclude whether or not your child does or doesn’t need OT. I’d still recommend a consult just to be safe. 

I’m concerned about the time commitment. How much effort/time will I need for this program?

This course is self-paced. All the lessons are pre-recorded and are under 20 minutes for each lesson. You can choose how much time to spend on the lessons themselves. Once you get to the just right challenge vault of activities, I always recommend finding a consistent schedule that you can commit to with your child. Consistent doesn’t mean everyday, it just means consistent. So if you decide 1x/week is all you can commit to, great! Put it in your calendar and try to stick to it.

My child has cognitive challenges and/or limited communication, can this still help me?

The information you learn about the sensory systems and dysregulation will still apply to children who are not yet speaking or who are non-speaking. However, it does place a lot more responsibility on your observational skills and a lot more “guess work” on your part as you really have to tune into their behaviors and body language to notice if a strategy is working or not.

Additionally, if you have a child who has limited receptive language or ability to understand cues or instructions, getting them to participate in some of the sensory regulation strategies may be difficult, and this is an area I’m not able to provide direct 1:1 support for within the program.

Essentially, you can still purchase the course to learn new strategies, but apply it with your own twist depending on your child’s cognitive and communication abilities.

What is your refund policy?

After purchasing the course and viewing the content, you have 72 hours to request a refund if you find that it doesn’t meet your needs. Please email to request this. Beyond 72 hours, a refund is not available, but you may inquire about applying your credit towards other services or porgrams.