Talking about screen time and balance with our kids who have sensory issues is important but can be hard if our kids are defensive and we're frustrated. Our healthy concerns about them spending too much time on screens can be whipped up into fear and anxiety by the many media stories about how bad screen time is. Yes, screen time has its drawbacks. For one thing, the more time our kids spend on screens, the less time they have to be out in nature looking into a distance (some
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.
What is new about Raising a Sensory Smart Child? My coauthor, Lindsey Biel, OTR/L, and I did a video conversation, which you can find below and which is available on YouTube, discussing what is new. Updates to the autism chapter. The chapter reflects the new descriptions and coding for autism spectrum disorders in the DSM-5 and that we must always presume competence in kids and adults with autism. That fits with the approach Lindsey and I have always encouraged parents and ot