It usually happens in the preschool years. You notice that your toddler seems to have an unusual aversion to noise or light. A teacher observes that, compared to other kids her age, your daughter is clumsy and has difficulty with fine motor skills like wielding a pencil. You've noticed that she is very, very picky about shoes, which are often deemed too tight, and clothes that are “too scratchy.”
If you suspect underlying (or obvious) sensory issues in your child or toddler, then it won't be long before you hear or come across the idea of a sensory diet. As an OT, it's a term I've used a lot, and is part of my regular vocabulary, but I think there are a lot of common misconceptions and misunderstanding when it comes to sensory diets. I'm going to clear that all up today, by thoroughly answering the question: What is a sensory diet?
Quiet Time Strategies for Sensory Overloaded Kids + GIVEAWAY