What happens when your child has sensory processing issues and struggles with organizational issues at schools? Are you afraid he will lose school-issued equipment or paperwork (such as worksheets and permission slips)? Does she hate reading physical books, or have difficulty listening to audiobooks? Welcome to the world of parenting a child with sensory issues whose organizational, visual, and auditory demands at school can frustrate everyone. Fortunately, I have some tips.
When a child's sensory processing is atypical, her brain is not wired like everyone else's. Kids with SPD process information from the senses differently, think differently, and respond differently to everyday sensations. They're often struggling to fit into systems created by people whose brains operate a more neurotypically, which can make organizing time, tasks, and possessions very challenging. As a sensory smart parent, your job is to honor your child's differently wired
Children and teens with sensory processing disorder need to have regular opportunities for movement breaks in order to stay regulated at school. The amount of time school children are allowed to spend outdoors moving, as their bodies are designed to do, is inadequate for most children. However, the problem is worse for sensory kids who really need to get out of their chairs and move in order to maintain a positive mood, good focus, and alertness. Roughhousing or running in th