Sensory and Autism Basics

What is Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism, exactly? How do I know if I should be worrying about my child’s sensory challenges? Learn everything you need to know about the basics of SPD and autism.

5 Effective Ways to Tackle Tactile Defensiveness and Sensitivity

5 Effective Ways to Tackle Tactile Defensiveness and Sensitivity–Sensory and Autism Basics You’re running late for school, the lunches are a weird mix of leftovers and fruit rollups, and you can’t even find your son’s left shoe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRUwXoAWymM To make matters worse, you feel like you’ve already run a marathon and your son is crying …

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What is SPD? Sensory Processing Disorder, formerly Sensory Integration Disorder

What is SPD? Sensory Processing Disorder, formerly Sensory Integration Disorder Our nervous system is constantly organizing sensory input in the form of sights, smells, touches, and sounds. When functioning properly, our brains are subconsciously able to sort this information and prioritize it based on urgency.  If we’re hungry, the smell of pizza will pull our …

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emotional regulation for kids

3 Crucial Techniques for Emotional Regulation for Autism, Sensory Issues

3 Crucial Techniques for Emotional Regulation for Autism, Sensory Issues Identifying emotions is hard. There’s no reason to beat around the large, overgrown bush and deny otherwise. For anyone, regardless of an autism or SPD diagnosis, identifying emotions proves to be a challenge with a questionable end. How many times have we snapped at a …

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