The sensory system can be a tricky thing to really understand, at least for me. Lately I have seen Ruby become more regulated (by that I mean able to pay attention without interference from her sensory system) without a lot of intentional sensory activities to help her regulate. For a moment there I thought, oh her sensory system is maturing and she maybe she will … Continue reading Overly Excited
I want to focus on one sensory system today, oral, and talk about chewing. Ruby has always chewed on everything. Really, every small spec that no one else could see she would spot and put in her mouth. She usually didn’t swallow the things she put in her mouth, but in they went. She would chew on stuffed animals (sorry Mr. Fluffy pants her beloved … Continue reading Endless Chewing
When we found out the Ruby had sensory issues, it was overwhelming. I did not understand how she was experiencing the world, her communication was pretty low so I could not ask her. The hardest thing was I did not know what to do to help her. Ruby did not some of the big red flags of sensory processing disorder. She was not sensitive to … Continue reading Sensory Issues, What Can I Do?
So what are sensory issues? This is something that is actually pretty common in children. Two studies found that between 1 in 6 and 1 in 20 children suffer from sensory issues. For children with autism, most of them have some sort of sensory issue, but the majority of children who have sensory issues do not have autism. But what are sensory issues and how … Continue reading What are Sensory Issues?