Diagnoses of Autism, Dyspraxia, Sensory Issues, and ADHD in Final Year of School

Diagnoses of Autism, Dyspraxia, Sensory Issues, and ADHD in Final Year of School

Can you believe this, my teen son got diagnoses of autism, dyspraxia, sensory integration difficulties, and ADHD in his final year of school! Pierrette and I thank Tracy Palmer for her guest post telling us her story and for sharing her beautiful poem. Dyspraxia is a learning difficulty affecting some skills and abilities, including balance and coordination.

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Sensory Gardens for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

Sensory Gardens for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

Sensory Gardens for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

First it was the Sensory Box, then the Sensory Diet and, literally thinking outside ‘the box’, schools and families are using a sensory garden for kids full of plants and accessories to stimulate the senses. Plants and accessories are selected on the basis they will provide experiences for seeing, smelling, hearing, touching, tasting, pushing, moving, learning about body positions and movement, etc.

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Magazine on Sensory Processing by Sensory World: Sensory Focus Magazine

Magazine on Sensory Processing by Sensory World: Sensory Focus Magazine

Parents and teachers often ask us where they can find reliable information that is helpful in their journey raising or teaching children with Sensory Processing / Sensory Integration challenges. They ask us if there are books on sensory processing disorder or if we have found helpful blogs, or do we know of support groups or conferences on the topic of sensory processing disorder (SPD). Today we want to tell you about Sensory Focus Magazine – Understanding the Issue Behind the Behavior by Sensory World, a division of Future Horizons, Inc.

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Sensory Tools Help a Child to Survive Sensory Overload, Calm and Focus

Sensory Tools Help a Child to Survive Sensory Overload, Calm and Focus

Who likes to drive during rush hour? No one! What is life like for a person with sensory processing disorder (SPD)? An overwhelmed individual with SPD likened his life as having a “traffic jam” in his brain. If your child has sensory issues that often come hand-in-hand with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Tourette syndrome, etc. have your child evaluated by a professional. Often the child will be referred to an occupational therapist (OT) who will be able to help your child. What will an OT suggest to parents to help their child with sensory integration issues? Also what exactly is sensory processing disorder?

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