If you have a child with #spd & texture issues as the dentist if you can use the X-ray guard as a weighted blanket. This has really helped our daughter for those cleanings when it’s “gritty.” #sensoryprocessingdisorder
Haircuts for Big Little Man have major #sensoryissues attached to them. He can’t handle the clippers touching his head and even the sight of them gives him #anxiety , swipe 👉🏼to see him holding a mirror to make sure no one will trick him and bring out the clippers.....but @kylie_kaiser_ has been able to win his trust. Thank you for your patience Kylie ❤️
Look at that smile, he only smiles like that for a few people.
Sube más Tavi! Decía Pablito cuando llegue a buscarlos al cole...
Hoy mi Tavito la pasó fatal llegando a la Kita, estaba agotado después de tres horas de ABA y llegar justo antes de almuerzo lo pone de mal humor. Lloró y pataleó como pocos días.
Luego me escribió su tutor @cold_mangoe que todo estaba bien
Yo me había quedado viéndolo desde lejos porque con este clima siempre están afuera.
Vi a mi angelito pequeño preocuparse por su hermano, acercarse lento y abrazarlo. Tobías me dijo que Pablo lo había ayudado.
Si hay algo que a mi me causa una emoción profunda, que me llena de orgullo es ver a Pablito mostrando solidaridad, entendimiento y aceptación de las diferencias (que por ahora para el son pocas) con su hermano. #pabloandres Te amamos y estamos orgullosos de ti hijo! .
Mental health awareness. 15years old with a case of self induced anorexia and the beginnings of bipolar depression this was only the start of it. It took me so many years to figure out my coping skills and that what I really had all along was sensory processing disorder. It should almost be on the autism spectrum but it’s not quite there. I have an exceptional mind and am multi talented but I am also hypersensitive. It can display differently on other people. Many people with spd struggle into adulthood simply not knowing how to understand or deal with themselves in comparison with the outside world. We are different. I’m strange and I love myself for it. For anyone out there that needs more information please see www.spdstar.com #spd#mentalhealthawareness#sensoryprocessingdisorder#depression
I have learned that there is a time to push and there is a time to back off, and that for kids, the unwinding part is just as important as the working hard part.
Jagger graduated from preschool, and it was a really exciting day. We are so proud of him! However as the ceremony events went on I could see small signs of overstimulation. There were a lot of people in a small space and other kids started getting in his space. Irritated, panicked tone, small crying episodes, increase in rigidity , and more helplessness started to surface. By the time we were leaving, Jagger was crying in my arms telling me he couldn’t put on his shoes.
I was frustrated, and I always get a little embarrassed when all eyes are on me and Jagger. I helped him out and had to take a few deep breaths in the car. When we got home his behaviors escalated, and I was tempted to lose it myself but instead I asked, “Would you like to be wrapped up in a big blanket and hide behind the bean bag?” Quickly his disposition changed and I could visibly see him relax. This altered the course of our day, and i was so relieved! .
For kids that get overstimulated faster than others, it’s so important to have tools to help them feel safe and calm down. What kind of outlet or unwinding routine works for your kid(s)? And more importantly what do YOU do to unwind and relax?? #jaggersjourney#jaggerkai#autismmom#autismlight#autismawareness#autismlove#autismlife#sensoryplay#sensoryprocessingdisorder#proprioception
You’d think after nearly 10 years with Jude, and 7 years with Tommy, that I would have learnt a thing or two about how things work around here... But for some reason when their toothpaste ran out the other day, I reached for the shelf to get a new one and realised that in my wisdom, at some point I’d bought a completely different tube. You can imagine how well that went down 😂
When I tried to brush Jude’s teeth, after a few seconds he just stopped me and gave me his furrowed brow stare. He stuck his fingers inside his mouth and dragged the toothpaste out and let it fall to the floor of the shower. There was then no way that toothbrush was going back in his mouth.
For some reason I forgot to go out and buy some more that day, so when it was time to brush Tommy’s teeth that night I had no choice but to try again.
To say it was spat out within half a second of it hitting his teeth wouldn’t be an exaggeration. He did find my attempts to keep brushing hilarious though as I persisted for another 30 seconds or so.
Just in case I wasn’t aware of what the problem was he communicated it very clearly to me by grabbing the old empty tube, and sucking on it as hard as he could to try and get some more out 😂
Needless to say the regular toothpaste has now been stocked up on and our good (as it can be) teeth brushing has resumed.
What was I thinking 🤦♂️😂
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Parenting a child with special needs is all about patience. It's been well over a year since she has been able to handle a bath (she was a VERY young baby and barely immersed then). But look how far she HAS come! She's happily playing with water in the bathtub. She let me wash her hair with a washcloth with not even a fuss. Someday she will sit in water. Someday she will wear just diaper and then, eventually take a bath without clothes. Someday she will tolerate water being poured over her head and not need "sponge baths". Someday bathtime, a simple normal part of daily life, will be much easier. But today is not that someday. Today is a step. A step I am so proud of. .
I can be patient and wait for you, sweet girl. I'm so proud of the hard work you are doing every day.
"4 Things I Remind Myself of Before My Child's Next IEP Meeting" - Michele Gianetti, momma of Elizabeth, her 20-year-old daughter who has Sensory Processing Disorder & Dyspraxia
As sure as the first flowers are arriving, so is IEP time. 🌻🌼🌺 It almost sounds celebratory... but for those who have a special needs child, we know it is not like that.
I know we have an IEP meeting scheduled for Elizabeth on May 29th.
She is 20 years old, but because we chose Option 23, she is technically still under the auspices of our local school system until the age of 22 years old.
So with this in mind, the local schools and the college program she is in meet to form the new IEP that will guide her into the next school year. So even at this age, we are looking at the IEP and making changes.
So with about 16 years of IEP prep times, meetings, re-evaluations and IEP adjustments, I wanted to tell you how I am approaching this meeting...
The world doesn’t need another miniature version of me. 🙅🏼♀️
What it needs is a vast community of people who inherently know who they are and are proud to be uniquely themselves. 🙏🏻
I can’t think of a better gift to give this world 🌍
So far I see hints of a child with immense creativity, one with a string passion and huge heart, and one who lives life like a dream every day. What kinds of gifts do you see your kids giving to the world?
It's getting cooler.
And wintery weather can really bring on the 'blues' for people.
I know that for me, when it's a dull and dreary day, I don't feel as happy and excited.
Motivation is hard to come by.
Things are more of an effort.
Keep in mind that your kids may feel the same way, too.
Don't underestimate how much weather can affect kids' moods and motivation.
Getting up in the morning may be harder.
Wanting to play outside might not be an option.
And being closed in by four walls (at school and home) can make some kids feel boxed in.
Almost caged in.
And quite frankly, it can worsen their moods, morale and behaviour.
Where you can, add some brightness, activity and fun into these dreary days.
Because having the 'blues' can make life pretty dark.
Looking back, I wished I had found dōTERRA much earlier. I wished I had started to use essential oils on Adam when he was much younger. Things would have been different.
I can’t tell everybody enough how amazing dōTERRA CPTG oils are. Parents, please look into it seriously, you don’t have to buy from me. Just go and get your hands on these oils and start using dōTERRA on your child. And use them diligently and consistently. I am confident you will see results if you do.
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He let me clipper cut his hair😮🙌🏼!! First time he ever set there and patiently waited through a haircut and let me do it with clippers🙌🏼👏🏼💙. This is such a victory!
Autism parents understand these victories! His whole life of hair cuts has been a fight. His anxieties have been horrible! He recently started taking Prozac and it has changed his life. I don't promote medication. I don't think all children should take it. There are some children who can't function or live a somewhat "normal" life without it.
So very happy for my boy! One day at a time 💙🎈👦🏻
Final count down. Last 3 days of school. So ya, i gave up fighting over healthy food with my 7 year old and resorted to letting her have lunchables. Don't judge. Any other momma's at this point. I don't know how she can eat that stuff. I'll stick with my Chicken Salads. What's your count down? Ready for summer? Ready or not, here it comes!