The Sensory Spectrum

For SPD Kiddos and Their Parents


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NEW WEBSITE HOME

Friends,

We haven’t stopped sharing amazing SPD information.

But we do have a new home.

Please visit us at:

www.thesensoryspectrum.com

See you there!


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5 Summer Planning Tips for Kids with ASD

If you have a child with autism, the end of the school year can be a stressful time. However, summer fun and learning can happen with some planning and effort. The Florida Autism Center offers up these tips for making the transition into summer a little easier for you and the child in your life.

Voices of Autism

If you have a child with autism, the end of the school year can be a stressful time. However, summer fun and learning can happen with some planning and effort. The Florida Autism Center offers up these tips for making the transition into summer a little easier for you and the child in your life.

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Why Is My Child Sensitive To Clothing?

My SPD kiddo is hypersensitive to his clothing. And I know he’s not the only one out there!

Why Is My Child Sensitive To Clothing?


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Aspie Blog – Sensory Overload Through My Eyes

A teenager on the Autism spectrum shared what it’s like to experience sensory overload. Bravo for him in educating others!


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As many of you saw, the DSM will not include Sensory Processing Disorder when it is published next year, according to the American Psychiatric Association’s announcement this weekend. I needed to think about what this announcement means for our community and wanted to share my personal reaction. I’d sure like to hear yours.

The Jenny Evolution

This weekend the sensory community received heartbreaking news that Sensory Processing Disorder is not considered a real diagnosis per the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual). The American Psychiatric Association (APA)  also clumped Asperger’s with Autism, putting them both on the Autism Spectrum (ASD).

My heart sank when the APA released the announcement. I wish I could say I was surprised, but I wasn’t. However, I was hurt, offended and deeply saddened to hear something that had rocked my family to the core wasn’t considered “real” enough to be included.

Does it help to know science is always behind the times? Until 1980, the DSM listed Autism as childhood schizophrenia, which seems so outlandish it’s almost laughable. But there’s nothing funny when it’s your own family.

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We have another Linky List! This time we’re looking for terrific homemade Christmas ornaments we can all make with the children and kids.

Muddy Monkeys

Time to gather ideas for Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Children and Kids. Offered by Muddy Monkeys, this Linky is for sharing with your own community! So add your own homemade ornament and then pass on the list 🙂

 

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Thought I would share my own ongoing sensory journey with you all.

The Jenny Evolution

Just when I think I have Sensory Processing Disorder under control, it rears its ugly head and reminds me who’s boss.

With the return of winter comes hats, gloves and the ever-feared winter coat. We have made such phenomenal progress with Vman I naively believed we would coast into winter. SPD kindly slapped me across the face as a wake up call to realty.
I purchased a fun and fabulous jacket for Vman. It is black and has masculine red stripes under the arms. The contraption also has a fleece that zips out to make it less bulky or warmer, depending on the day. If this coat could talk, it would scream out, “I am the MAN!” Instead, my son is the one screaming.

Every morning since it turned cold, Vman has had a complete screeching meltdown about how his jacket feels. Part of me thinks, “Really, dude? You’re six…

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