How To Make A Remarkable Visual Schedule For Better Behavior

Many parents think setting up a visual schedule for their children with ASD or SPD will be a daunting task or to time consuming, so they choose not to make one. In actuality it saves parents/caregivers time in having to deal with behavioral issues. Often parents of children with ASD or SPD who have used visual schedules will say that it has been their most useful resource. Anyone who has an autistic child knows that these kiddos need very structured schedules in their life and they are very … [Read more...]

Benefits of Listening Therapy for Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

Over the many years of dealing with sensory processing disorder and autism with a couple of our kids, I have learned so much. One thing we try very hard not to do is medicate our children, even if it might just be easier to give them a pill to calm them down. We will try every other possible thing to help them before even beginning thinking about that. We have in the past given our son with ADHD medicine many years ago for a short time, but after finding out that the medicine changed … [Read more...]

Early Intervention and Sensory Processing Disorder

Welcome to day 4 of our series 5 Days Of Sensory Processing Disorder!  On Monday I explained What Sensory Processing Disorder is, Tuesday I shared How Sensory Processing Disorder Effects your kids, and yesterday I shared the many sensory ideas we use in our house regularly to implement a sensory diet each day. Today I am going to talk about the importance Early Intervention, this is something I feel VERY strong. This is due to the fact that because of early intervention my 5 year old has been … [Read more...]

Plans For Next Year For Ethan

God has lead us down a long road and we have learned so much through this journey with surgeries, IEP's, Special Education Services, Physical/Occupational/Speech therapy in the last 2 years with Ethan. At the beginning of the school year I thought it was the worst thing ever to put him into the public school systems for anything other that strictly this therapy and to just keep him at home for his school. But after much prayer and talking to professionals we decided that not putting him into a … [Read more...]