This is my Checklist for Families Newly Diagnosed with SPD (or still flailing about!). It is the basis of my therapy for Gabriel and what I rely on day to day to live. It makes me feel like I am empowered to manage his Sensory Processing Disorder instead of feeling like I am at its … Continue reading Tips for Newly Diagnosed Families
A young couple walked into a support group meeting I attended the other day; holding hands, exchanging glances, and looking worried and nervous. I quickly offered them a seat next to me, and listened closely when it was their turn to introduce themselves. They had two young boys, one four and one two. Their oldest … Continue reading How to Tell Your Child He/She has SPD
I had such a huge response to my post, “What is Sensory Processing Disorder?” that I wanted to talk a little bit more about how it presents itself. I want to start by talking about Sensory Modulation Disorder – or in basic terms: Sensory Avoiders and Sensory Seekers (for a full definition, click here). For … Continue reading Seekers and Avoiders
Many people ask me what a good sensory diet for school is, and unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer. But, in light of how many people are interested, I am going to breakdown what we do/have done for Gabriel in an effort to give you a starting point in determining the best fit for your … Continue reading Sensory Diet for School
Recently I have seen a rise in the number of articles, Facebook posts, and even tweets claiming to define what Sensory Processing Disorder is. This should be good news, and it is -- mostly. But, some of them are full of misinformation. Although I am thankful that anyone wants to help spread awareness, it frustrates me … Continue reading What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
We moved into our new house earlier this year, but the boys are just moving into their new schools this month. Although Nick and Gabe have been placed in their new schools, and will complete their second week in those classrooms tomorrow, Matthew has yet to be placed in a classroom. Instead, we have done … Continue reading Red Flag Word Search
Since we moved to the country, I have spent a great deal of time taking photos, a hobby I used to absorb myself in years past, and one I picked up again last fall. My property provides inspiration every day, and I find it is a good stress relief. My camera, my dog, and a … Continue reading Spring Snow Fall