Every child with SPD is going to handle a sensory overload differently. This makes sense since the causes can vary, why wouldn’t the outcome? For ‘J,’ there are so many things that can affect how he reacts to a situation where he’s uncomfortable. Sometimes it’s making a loud noise, other times it’s an actual scream. … More Overloads and Reactions
Sometimes when people don’t understand things, their automatic go-to is that it doesn’t exist. When a person breaks their arm, you can see it. You know how it gets fixed and before long, the arm is back to new. With other conditions such as anxiety, depression or in my world, sensory processing difficulties, you can’t … More Not Understanding Doesn’t Equal Not Existing
I couldn’t let today go by without acknowledging World Occupational Therapy (OT) Day. I’m so thankful for J’s Occupational Therapist. She has taught us so much, made J feel comfortable during his sessions and is always available to answer our questions. Although a complex profession and not centered around one specific niche, Occupational Therapists work … More World OT Day
Imagine sitting in your living room, watching TV and your 4 year old pops up and says “hey, what’s that?” But you don’t hear anything. He knows there is something and starts looking around until he gets to the window, lifts up the blinds and reveals a fly. ‘J’ has always been able to hear … More Auditory Sensitivities
1 year ago, I didn’t know that October was Sensory Processing Awareness Month. We were just starting the process of researching which eventually lead to approval for Occupational Therapy. This blog was inspired by the fact that ‘J’ has sensory processing difficulties. I will be working hard this month to help spread awareness by sharing … More October is Sensory Processing Awareness Month
I think something is wrong with my calendar. It seems as though we’re in the last week of August, summer is coming to an end and school starts next week. It went way too fast. I had ideas for the summer, things I would be doing with the extra time we’d have everyday and most … More What Happened to Summer?
About 7 years ago, my brother and I started a blog about our love for Disney. Although we’ve never kept up with it too much, it kept pulling us back. In the last year, we’ve worked on our social media presence and in recent months we started hosting Theme Park Thursdays on The Improviser’s Guide … More Hear Ye Hear Ye