Written by Kathy Hooven To the Person Who Doesn’t Take My Son’s Sensory Issues Seriously, Yeah, he’s a picky eater. Yeah
Some of the sounds, smells and sensations that come with the fun can cause overwhelm.
Imagine dating someone who has these sensory overload experiences known as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). I'd like to offer some dating advice for those who are involved with such a special, magical person.
Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are common in children with autism. That is not an earth-shattering statement and I have blogged about that before. Studies have shown GI problems to be prevalent in 24-70 per cent of the autism population.
Your kid is opting out of fun social activities because of this issue. It is severely impacting his social life and quality of life in general. Why let him suffer like this? This will not go away. It will seem weirder and weirder to the other kids, and will impact whether he makes friends.
As a parent who has dealt with the uncertainty of undiagnosed delays, my heart goes out to all parents who do not know the source of their children's sensory issues, including Ms. Hanscom. Self-blame can be the easier way to cope when the alternative is to embrace the unknowable.
On a scale of one to ten, how much pleasure do you get from planning, cooking and eating meals? Do you sometimes 'forget' to eat, or is that idea preposterous to you? Have you ever wondered why people approach food so differently?
I would be lying if I said I wasn't scared for what the next few weeks and months may bring. I want the best for my son, and I want him to have a happy life. I know that by sharing our story, it may mean that at least one other family may know they're not alone. And isn't that what these awareness campaigns are all about?
I know with certainty the difference between typical childhood behaviors and what I see exhibited by my son.
Know what I think? This thing is freaking great. It's a masterpiece. Potty training is hard, with a bowel program or without, and whatever keeps your kid socially continent and potty-trained before they go to kindergarten, I'm all for.
Eventually, I'll introduce Nina and her brothers to healthier snack options such as homemade chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries, kale chips, and edamame. But for now, when Nina says, "Mama, chicken nugget is yummy," it truly fills my heart with joy.
Putting together a dollhouse for children with visual impairments, James Ramsey Raad Studio collaborated with artist Lara
Dear Tables of People Gaping at Us in the Restaurant, I know what you heard. You heard my daughter screaming, admittedly very loudly. And I heard you too. I heard you say that some kids shouldn't be at restaurants. But here is what you don't see or hear...
Proprioceptive receptors are located in the joints and ligaments, allowing for motor control and posture. The proprioceptive