As kids grow older, their sensory processing issues may appear differently. Young children with sensory processing issues might be extremely fussy. In grade school, they might be awkward and have difficulty with transitions. And as teenagers, they may have trouble figuring out personal space.
A Touchy Subject - Tactile Defensiveness as a Child and Adult
Growing up with tactile defensiveness - Learn about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) even as an adult, how to recognize tactile sensory issues in children, and how I have managed over the years including how my parenting is different. October is Sensory Processing Awareness Month so this is perfect.
A HUGE list of Sensory Integration Activities to target any and all sensory systems. These help children process sensory input more accurately and effectively so they can participate in important contexts such as SCHOOL!
Every child has sensory needs. Some children need the input more than others and some are triggered into behaviors with certain inputs. It is important to be able to recognize these sensory needs in an otherwise typical child.
Do you a child dealing with SPD or Sensory Integration Disorder? These apps can be a useful part of at home therapy, used in a group or classroom setting, or by an OT. The special needs learners in your life, from kids to adults, will benefit from these Sensory Processing Disorder Apps.
Some kids have a really tough time getting organized and starting tasks. Planning, focusing and using working memory can be big challenges too. Use this visual guide to see how executive functioning issues can affect a child’s daily life. More
Fidgets can help some kids with ADHD focus better. They're not "one size fits all," however. Different types of fidgets can meet different sensory needs. You can see which work best for your child, and then talk to the teacher about using them in class.
Does your child have any kind of learning disabilities or challenges ranging from speech delays, to autism or sensory issues? These 15 Favorite Apps for Kids with Learning Challenges is a resource you'll find invaluable in helping them in an engaging and fun way. SunshineandHurricanes.com.
A Day in the Life of a Child With Sensory Processing Issues