Posts tagged sensory
PT. II - THE EVALUATION

Deacon wasn’t settling into the new routine, behavioral issues were becoming more consistent and now sensory concerns became more apparent.  I felt flooded with emotions and I felt like a failure in parenting again. We were fortunate that the pre-school had a great relationship with an Occupational Therapist, Sharon Donnelly.  To make a long story short she observed him in the classroom setting, reported her findings to us and recommended an evaluation. 

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PT 1 - 3 STEPS TO SPD

A common question I get asked is, “How did you get started? What did you do to support him?” The getting started, I would say,  were made-up in 3 Phases — diet, evaluation and media-time.  It was a progressive process that spanned from the ages of 3 to 5 but, I believe, these 3 STEPS supported his ability to become successful.  Below are some milestones to better understand the context of the steps we took.

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TOP 10 SENSORY ITEMS

When I first heard the words Sensory Processing Disorder, my initial reaction was how do I fix it.  Many questions flooded my mind. Soon I discovered there wasn’t an end all remedy to “fix it”.  This was him and a part of who he is. I had to change my outlook. Rather than to “fix it” I had to change my mindset to HOW CAN I SUPPORT HIM. It was my duty as his mother and his advocate to build an environment that fit HIM. I was driven to create an environment that would provide a fluid transition between therapy-to-home and deliver consistency for him.

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