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I saw them. The young mother and her three children leaving the library. I had stopped there one morning by myself to drop off some books I had read. It is our small local branch, but it’s really quite cozy inside.  It is our favorite one to go to.  This mom was holding a child and her older two were walking beside her.  The two older children had their little backpacks on and were weighted down with their haul from the library.  They looked so cute and quite content.  I took a look at the mom’s eyes and she looked happy and peaceful….

That scene made me think of so much….some of my thoughts went a along these lines:

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Sensory diets

They can be kind of overwhelming at first.  When you are not only trying to understand what your child has, but how it affects them day to day. Then you are given something so new to incorporate into your life called a sensory diet.

Once you learn more about sensory processing disorder (SPD), you can see just how it is unique to your child. You can learn your child’s signs of overload, meltdowns and when they need a break.

You can then anticipate these things and use whatever tools you ha
ve to help them keep their body in a calm state or homeostasis.

This is how the sensory diet helps.  

So we are back to, the Sensory diet.

What works for one child will not be the same for another.  And so the sensory diets are as unique as the child’s needs.  

We all have our arsenal of sensory items.  And depending on the age of your child, the items will look very different. I know ours has changed to be more age appropriate for Elizabeth as she is 19 years old.

But let’s face it, we all have our favorite, “go-to” items.  Even though this is true for us, I am now adding one more to our arsenal. And his name is Read the rest of this entry »

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