Here’s a snapshot of leaving the house with a toddler with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – a snapshot of leaving the house with Baby Jude.
Work. That is the visual I had in my head when Baby Jude was initially referred to occupational therapy. I mean, it’s occupational, right? It is therapy designed to help injured, older or recovering people get back to work, right? How can a 7 month old baby need that?
The learning curve on this sensory processing disorder thing is wide. I’m still learning. It’s trial and error. At a cousin’s Pump It Up birthday party, Baby Jude had a complete shutdown, but no meltdown. That’s a victory in my book. At a trip to LakeSide, where there is lots of sand, Jude had a complete […]
Since our journey with Baby Jude began, I have been invited to several support groups. (P.S. When you are repeatedly given a flyer listing a support group date and time, it just might be a hint that you should attend. Thank you, Help Me Grow Tim. You are nothing if not subtle.) I tried it. I […]
Apparently, for me, it can take a while. Thankfully, the team at Akron Children’s are PROS. This ain’t their first trip to the rodeo – and, unfortunately, they have to deliver far heavier diagnoses than we have been given, so they know how to do it. For example, when your Help Me Grow social worker […]
1. Don’t believe the hype. 2. On the other hand, don’t ignore the advice – and some of the hype. There IS something to be said for it. 3. Go to Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center . . .or someplace similar if you can. Makes ALL the difference. 4. Lava lamps are the best – and […]