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For those of you who have been following my blogs and story with Elizabeth, you  know how much I recommend really knowing your child and how they “work.”

I have learned on my journey (with my daughter Elizabeth) that  due to her special needs of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Global Dyspraxia, some activities that would be fun for someone would actually be stressful for her and vice versa.

So knowing what your child likes and needs is so very important.  Especially when you are trying to figure out a sensory diet for your child.

Some children need stimulation.

Some children need movement.

Some children need to be alone.

Some children need quiet. Read the rest of this entry »

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I was talking to a new friend last week.  She was asking me some questions about Elizabeth because she has some strong feelings that her child has special needs.  She feels he may have Dyspraxia, like Elizabeth.

During our talk, she asked me about the difficulty we had teaching Elizabeth to use utensils to eat.  I told her that it was a struggle.

With Elizabeth’s special needs of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Dyspraxia, there were many layers to penetrate as we tried to teach this skill.  I told her I can remember how deftly she could feed herself with her fingers and how much harder it was for her to manipulate a spoon or fork.

This struggle would, of course, increase her anxiety and frustration.  And this would lead to many emotions.  None of which made the meal time the calm place we all wanted it to be. Read the rest of this entry »

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