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When I was a young boy, I had a cousin in her teens who always used to hold me on her lap. And somehow there was an unspoken custom between us, that she
I had shared some of the IEP humour from this site on a yahoo group. Another lady then shared this game. He takes the most commonly used phrases in a meeting
SENSORY TOOL: It’s the stress relief of aromatherapy. An afternoon at an ice cream parlor combined into one of the most soothing fidget toys around!
An online learning environment can be tricky for easily distracted students with ADHD, auditory processing disorder, and sensory issues.
Sensory processing – our body’s experience of and reaction to sensory stimuli such as sounds, tastes, smells, or touches – is often heavily affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
My son was diagnosed last March with SPD more specifically sensory seeking, postural disorder and mild auditory over-responsivity. I was so glad to finally
While most of us can bear wearing a mask on the daily, some individuals struggle with it
My son gave up diapers at 3, and from 3 to 4 was doing great with only occasional accidents. Around his 4th birthday, from what I remember, he started
If a visitor to Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo has SPD, the zoo can help that person have a more pleasurable visit.
For the past three years I have had a very hard time understanding why my son does some of the things that he does. The daycare he attends has been wanting
The processing of an individual gained from the environment through the senses is known as sensory processing.
Our son has a rare chromosome disorder. He has developmental delay (about the mental age of a 5-6 year old, although he is 13). He has a real aversion
I am 19 years old and I have SPD. I am hypo sensitive and I like to chew on things a lot. That is how I regulate myself. I just wanted to let you know
This behavioral intervention specialist for children shares insight into how occupational therapy has helped support her family and her son through sensory processing disorder.
My daughter has issues with tags, socks her shoes need to be a certain way, etc. Now for 6 months after she goes to the bathroom she claims she cannot
I have faced an ongoing struggle with getting one of my twins – Ruby, to eat well. She has sensory processing disorder (SPD) and this unfortunately places her in another category entirely from the usual picky and fussy eating toddler stage!
Understand that selective eating may be a red flag for an underlying neurodevelopmental or sensory integration difference.
Hi, my name is Jessica and I have a beautiful little girl name Emma Grace, when we were ready to move to table foods she had a very hard time. Each time
The Butterfly Effect is translated to a set of facilities and services catered especially to passengers with hidden disabilities which refer to a whole spectrum of disabilities that are primarily neurological in nature, including autism, dyslexia, sensory processing disorder, ADHD and more.
Maybe they should just ask the parents.
Born with dyspraxia — commonly known as developmental coordination disorder —Henry, 8, has a hard time coordinating body movements. He has never ridden a bike, and everyday movements are hard for him to master.
My child is always hungry and getting overweight Hi, my daughter is 8 yrs old and has just been diagnosed w/ SPD. She is 25 lbs overweight. She has
For babies who suffer from sensory dysregulation, specifically those who suffer from an "over-sensitivity to touch,"
I am concerned for my daughter, she is 6.5 years old and has just successfully finished kindergarden. About 5 months ago she started licking herself, mainly
I’m 14 now and and I’m not quite sure how long this has been going on for, but I just hate the feeling, sound, look or anything to do with metal. When
Visual processing deficits are often subtle and often misdiagnosed.
Auditory processing: how the brain makes sense of what I’m able to hear.
When a child has made little progress in SPD therapy, it MAY be a delayed reaction to foods that is the culprit or hindrance to therapy.
Her son is currently awaiting a diagnosis for sensory processing disorder. He experiences sensitivity to foods because of their texture, or everyday activity like brushing his teeth, because of the bristles on the brush
My 4 year old is fascinated with how everything smells. After my husband gets home from work he has to shower if he wants to be near our son. He tells
I have an Autistic, 8 year old little guy that has pulled two of his grown in permanent teeth. We have tried Chewy Tubes, and giving him chewing gum to
Heavy work activities and proprioceptive input (gross motor, fine motor, oral motor, etc.) which are useful in calming unfocused, overaroused children.
A common reason why an older child may chew on objects is due to a sensory processing disorder (SPD). Those with SPD view the world differently, and it can be overwhelming; so they calm their senses down by chewing on objects around them.
Children with nervous system dysfunctions such as autism, Asperger’s, sensory processing disorder (SPD), attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (ADD/ADHD), and learning disabilities can improve their motor control and cognitive functioning when the sensory system is targeted.
For seven-year-old Brody, a condition affecting how he perceives the world around him has a profound effect on the way he regulates emotions and responds to situations.
He lives with Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD), which makes the way his senses take in information different from his year 2 classmates.
A beautiful version of The Twelve Days Of Christmas for parents of kids with disabilities. A tear jerker.
The world for Nezzie, particularly when she’s anxious, is Too Loud, Too Tight, Too Bright, Too Unpredictable. And when it becomes overwhelming, the response is fight or flight. In Nezzie’s case, it was usually both.
The speech therapist was the first person to tell me (a behavioral therapist turned special needs mom) about sensory processing disorder (SPD) and how occupational therapy (OT) could be our saving grace.
Are any of them successfully employed and, if so, what do they do for a living? I have visual processing issues. I am almost 50 years old and know that
Dyspraxia,a Sensory Based Motor Disorder subtype, also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder, is characterized as a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts fine and gross motor skills, information processing, memory, perception, judgment, and other cognitive abilities.
I as a Child could not stand touching anything fluffy, or excessively soft. I hated puffy things, such as my coat and would scream or cry if I had to touch
I have a 31 month old son who has recently (within the past three months) become VERY sensitive to other kids screaming and/or crying. He is at the point
This project hones in on a lot of the goals our students have in the areas of visual motor, visual perception, and fine motor skills,Things like writing on a line, the difference between tall letters, and small letters, copying, cutting with scissors, stringing, and lacing. It’s a fun project. Not too difficult.”
Looking for a thorough, concise summary of the variety of sensory defensiveness and what to do about it?