I often get asked if ‘J’ will grow out of his sensory processing difficulties. This is not something kids grow out of since it is a part of them. However, the work he is doing now and will continue to do will hopefully give him the tools to help him better handle his daily routine … More SPD in Teens and Adults
April is Autism Awareness Month and yesterday, April 2, was Autism Awareness Day. Although ‘J’ is not autistic and Sensory Processing Disorder is not Autism, many with autism also have sensory processing difficulties. The following was taken from the Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder: Children whose Sensory Processing Disorder conforms to the under-responsivity subtype … More Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism
This is another question I’m often asked whenever someone learns that J is going to Occupational Therapy (OT). As I mentioned in a previous post, J was wiped out after his first session of OT and definitely a bit off during his second. I felt that he was more sensitive, being triggered more easily and … More OT and Sensory Processing
A question I get asked a lot! Not an easy one to answer since it’s different for everyone. The STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder is a great resource. Here is their umbrella definition: “Sensory processing (originally called “sensory integration dysfunction” or SID) refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses … More What is Sensory Processing Disorder?