The Sensory Spectrum’s discussion boards have been lighting up about swimming. From our sensory kids having trouble to being in bathing suits to just them getting in the water. But swimming skills are really important.
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Sleep Issues: Diagnosing the Wrong Deficit
My son has sensory issues. No doubt about it. But when he doesn’t get enough sleep, it becomes that much worse. When we was younger, we didn’t realize he was having sleep problems. Vman had enlarged adenoids that was causing him to wake up throughout the night. Ultimately, he wasn’t getting good sleep, which was making his fits that much worse by the end of the day. Continue reading
More Behavior Solutions In and Beyond the Inclusive Classroom
Book: More Behavior Solutions In and Beyond the Inclusive Classroom: A Handy Reference Guide that Explains Behaviors Associated with Autism, Asperger’s, … Processing Disorder, and other Special Needs
Amazon Description: Now more than ever, states are mandating that children with special needs be included in the general education classroom. As a result, all educational professionals, from teachers to administrators, need specific training on how to handle unusual behaviors.
This book builds on the success of the first one by expanding the focus from within the classroom to all areas of the school environment—in the hallways, cafeteria, and auditorium, on the playground, and in therapy sessions during the school day. See a particular behavior? Look it up! Continue reading
Understanding Your Child’s Sensory Signals: A Practical Daily Use Handbook for Parents and Teachers
Book: Understanding Your Child‘s Sensory Signals: A Practical Daily Use Handbook for Parents and Teachers
Amazon Description: A practical, daily application handbook for parents, teachers, and caregivers to help understand sensory signals versus behavior and how you can help! This user friendly “go to” handbook is geared for daily use and as a quick sensory reference guide. Enjoy the simple, organized format to give you the essential and useful information for over 110 sensory signals. The handbook provides simple every day sensory strategies and techniques to help ALL children; including SPD, autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, APD, and developmental disabilities. This handbook provides guidance and understanding as to why children do what they do in regards to unique sensory processing differences and needs. Continue reading
Hearing a Voice in the Crowd
Do you ever feel like your child isn’t listening to you? They may be ignoring you. However, kids with auditory sensory challenges can have a really hard time focusing in on sounds in busy or crowded places. This interesting article touches on how our brain is able to focus in on one person’s voice even though we may be surrounded by a lot of noise and chattering people. So try to imagine how your child might feel if they can’t pick out a voice out of the crowd.
Book: Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders
Amazon Description: Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). It has achieved real, fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug-free approach at home Continue reading
Sensory Processing Disorder: Tactile Dysfunction
Many kids are thrilled about the amount of snow some of us have gotten recently. However, for children with tactile dysfunction, the idea of heavy boots, bulky snowpants and jackets, and hats/mittens are enough to create a meltdown. So what exactly is tactile dysfunction?
Dr. Temple Grandin: Sensory Issues and Sensitivity
It’s always interesting to hear from people who have sensory issues. Dr. Temple Grandin is such a well-known figure for Autism, I thought you’d like to hear her words.
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Hatred of Sound? A Teenager Asks
So many children have not been properly treated for their sensory issues when they were little. So they are left to address these issues on their own. Here is a teenager that, although he is having problems, doesn’t talk to his parents about it… which is probably not an isolated issue. Parents, if you have older kids, think about what they may be experiencing.
26 Sensory Integration Tools for Meltdown Management
A sensory adult shares what she would include in a sensory integration tool kit to help you when you’re out of the house with your own sensory kid.