I recently started blogging for Hudson Valley Parent about our journey with Simon, Sailing The Spectrum. I’ll be posting weekly about what we’ve learned in Early Intervention as well as sharing personal stories about the very true side of Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. I also have a few articles featured in upcoming HV Parent print magazines!
Here’s a few of posts from the site :
Autism Used To Mean “We Can’t,” Now It Means “We Adjust.”
Jul 12, 2017
Even before my son received the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) diagnosis, life was very challenging. Way more challenging than it should be for first time parents and a new baby.
Not All Stims Are Created Equal (Part 1)
Jul 20, 2017
Based on portrayals of Autistic children on TV and in movies, I thought stims were always either hand flapping or spinning in circles.
Teaching Feelings To Children On The Spectrum
Sep 8, 2017
Children on the spectrum often have challenges expressing and understanding emotions. The subtle social cues, that we take for granted, can be met with confusion or missed entirely. Using multiple reinforcements through play and social stories is the approach that helped my son.
What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
Sep 14, 2017
SPD is so much more than just an “over sensitivity”. For some children on the spectrum, it can also mean that their bodies aren’t sensitive enough and may even get hurt because they don’t feel pain. Sensory Processing Disorder, in the very basic of terms, really means that there’s a breakdown of how the person is receiving and filtering stimulation.