Category Archives: Sensory Processing Disorder

When You Need Rainbows and Unicorns

When You Need Rainbows and Unicorns

It has been a hard couple of months. My daughter got disappointing results on the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, despite having been in occupational therapy for four years. According to her most recent scope, she probably has some other food allergies lurking, causing reactions in her GI tract. We’re having to go through medical review…Continue Reading

Special Emergency Weather Preparedness

Special Emergency Weather Preparedness

In our house, we have to prepare in a lot of special ways for certain circumstances.  Serious weather and natural disasters are just one of the things we have to be ready for and prepare for the unexpected. It can be very difficult to predict how our oldest daughter will react to some situations. D…Continue Reading

An SPD Experience

Several weeks ago, our family attended a parade as part of a local festival. Our daughter was excited and looking forward to going. When we got there, we found a great place to watch the parade and waited. When the parade began, I realized our mistake. It started with emergency vehicles, lights and sirens going…Continue Reading

Surviving the Fourth of July with a Child with SPD

Surviving the Fourth of July with a Child with SPD

Surviving the Fourth of July with a Child with SPD Everyday life can be challenging for children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) to navigate, but holidays like the Fourth of July can be especially so because of the sensory input they receive during events like fireworks displays, cookouts, and other community activities. Our community celebrates…Continue Reading

Worst Play Date Experience… Or Was It?

Worst Play Date Experience… Or Was It?

J’s worst ‘playdate’ experience was probably also the best. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t remember what happened three years ago, but I do. It changed our perspective, our lives. See, back before he had any official diagnosis, we would just chalk J’s screaming up to his speech delay. Sure, some days were worse than others,…Continue Reading

In-Sync Activity Cards – A Product Review

In-Sync Activity Cards – A Product Review

If you have ever read anything in the In-Sync series and wondered how you could implement similar ideas at home, these activity cards are perfect for you. These activity cards were developed by Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz.  Newman has a Master of Arts degree from George Washington University in Education and Human Development with…Continue Reading

You Say You Don’t Want a Cure?  Well I DO!

You Say You Don’t Want a Cure? Well I DO!

You say you don’t want a cure.  Well I do. I get why you don’t… this is a part of your child, an imperfect piece perfectly imbedded, merged, marinated, simmered and fused within every nuance of your child.  You can not separate autism, or epilepsy, or down syndrome, or whatever it is from your child…Continue Reading