Autism, Sensory, Uncategorized

Sensory Diets

I was speaking with someone in a social media group the other day who was discussing her daughter's sensory sensitivities and was essentially asking for advice on what she could do to help her daughter. One of the things that I recommended to her was a sensory diet. Now, I'm familiar with what a sensory… Continue reading Sensory Diets

Autism, Sensory

Sensory Overload

In my post, Atypical Sensory Processing 101, I mentioned that with the autistic/SPD brain the things that get filtered through our sensory gates are an amalgam of relevant and irrelevant, and I described all of the processing of these inputs that our brains do AT ONCE. These sensory triggers can very easily lead to sensory… Continue reading Sensory Overload

Autism, Sensory, Uncategorized

Atypical Sensory Processing 101

You Guys. I was SO THANKFUL when they--you know, the awesome makers--came out with tagless, seamless clothing items. I remember consistently needing to have the tags cut out of all of my clothing as a child to the point of my parents eventually pulling the tags out as soon as they were purchased. But I… Continue reading Atypical Sensory Processing 101