Does your child jump incessantly? Get irritated quickly? Chew on anything? Bite? Stim (flapping hands, waving hand in front of face) constantly? Hit themselves or others often? Spin? Bang his head? These behaviors could be indicative of sensory issues. Based on one study, around 78 percent of children with autism have Sensory Processing Disorder, as…Read More
All articles filed in sensory issues
the comfort priority (Autism)
When speech and developmental therapists began working with our son in our home, they recommended creating a safe place (a place of comfort, a place to get away) in our home for Jeremiah. They recommended putting up a tent in his room, or a cuddle swing (pictured at right). Before we purchased anything, we realized…Read More
Sensory Processing Disorder (part 2): does your child have sensory issues?
If you haven’t checked out my post Sensory Processing Disorder #1, I would encourage you to do so. In that post you will find what Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is. Now that you are familiar with it’s definition, let’s look at where and how it presents itself and suggestions on how to help your child.…Read More