I live in a tiny home, but we need a lot of supplies for my son’s sensory routines. So what do with do with bins of rice and play-doh and beans and kinetic sand? We stored all of these bins in a closet and created an activity photo library. This way, my house stays organized, … Continue reading Create An Activity Photo Library
*crowd gasps* With the rise in technology and accessibility, most of our homes are filled with video devices. We have TVs, tablets, iPads, smart phones, computers, and touch screen everything. Although there has not been any conclusive studies, early educators and medical professionals are pointing fingers at the abundance of these devices for the cause … Continue reading That’s Right, I Let My Kid Watch TV
Reading is so important. It develops listening skills and models conversations. As parents of children on the spectrum, we try to make life as easy as possible for our children. They desperately need routine so we try to make accommodations to keep them happy and keep their world calm and safe. One of the hardest … Continue reading Flexibility 101: Reading
The animals didn't even make the list! LOL We’ve been to the Bronx Zoo with our son a few times in the past, none of which have been very successful trips. Each time he seemed very scattered, very serious, and was not interested in looking at any animals. Although he would repeat “animal zoo”, as … Continue reading My Sensory Son’s Top 10 Favorite Things At The Zoo
My little boy, you are growing up so fast. I try to hang on and let you grow in sweet balance. Your baby cheeks and dimples remind me of how little you once were, and how that time feels so long ago. I want you to explore the world, to make new friends, to learn … Continue reading When You Hold My Hand
For over two years my life has been all about Early Intervention and now that it’s over, I feel so very lost. This post has taken me awhile to write. I have so many emotions about transitioning my son from Early Intervention to Preschool that I really needed time to organize my thoughts. For over … Continue reading Who Am I Without EI?
Children with Sensory Processing Disorder Can Be Sensory Seekers or Defensive, or Both. Children with Sensory Processing Disorder can be sensory seekers or defensive, or both. In the simplest of terms, children with SPD struggle with regulating their senses. In an effort to normalize what they are feeling, children will modify their play and actions … Continue reading Sensory Seeking vs. Sensory Defensive
Sensory Processing Disorder is more than difficulty coping with bright lights and loud noises. The clinical definition, according to WebMD is “a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. Formerly referred to as sensory integration dysfunction, it is not currently recognized as a distinct … Continue reading What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
Thanks for stopping by! I write mainly about being a mom and our atypical family, hoping to reach other moms who need support raising and understanding children with autism spectrum and sensory processing challenges. And, on occasion, I'll share some flash fiction stories and poetry. I really appreciate that you found me and hope some … Continue reading welcome ♥
This statement is not totally truthful. I do care, a lot, what people think of my son. How other people view Autism affects how he is treated, so it’s very important that I do my best to explain his Autism to the people in his life. But explaining a spectrum disorder to people who don’t … Continue reading EXPLAINING AUTISM