5 tips to help with Sensory Processing difficulties

5 tips to help with Sensory Processing difficulties

 

 

 When it comes to sensory challenges there are few ideas that help parents to understand their child better and engage in a fun activity that let the child express their feeling and feel in control of the situation.

Here are some ideas from my latest chat with Lindsey Biel,   

  1. Tactile – de-sensitization : play dough and give the child a cookie cutter , any tool and slowly introduce the touch feeling, Or when using finger paint use a glove , brush and work towards sense of control.
  2. Auditory : use sound reducing ear-muffs which should be available for the difficult noisy experiences.                          In addition implement therapeutic listening -an approach that recognizes that listening goes well beyond the ears and is a function of the brain .
  3. Smell – throw out the house hold garbage on a daily basis.
  4. Vestibular system : Make sure to create opportunities to move at times that are appropriate , like jumping on the trampoline 20 minutes prior to dinner ,so that at dinner time the child won’t have the need to jump around.
  5. proprioceptive input : Have your child help you take out the washing from the washing machine or push the grocery cart at the shop.

Listen to my chat with Lindsey Biel to learn more 

Healthy food =healthy brain

Healthy food =healthy brain

At the age of 8 my son was diagnosed with epilepsy which I have decided not to medicate but monitor as my approach is to try and find alternative natural way to treat the problem.

At the same time I have  started home educate him which helped as I could be there at the time if he needs me and help me feel that he is safe with me.

Our vision therapist at the start of our treatment requested we schedule a meeting with a nutritionist  which we did. The nutritionist  took a sample of Guy’s     hair                                                                                          which was sent to a mineral hair test company to diagnose the results.

The results showed overall minerals levels are okay, however his blood sugar ratio was high suggesting a simple sugar and carbohydrate sensitivity.

At the time I didn’t pay much importance to the results as I thought our diet was healthy and the nutritionist and in any case there is very little sugar added if any.

About 2 years later I’ve noticed Guy was developing some tics .  He used to ask me if I too had “feelings” and although I tried to understand the meaning of the “feelings” he referred to I didn’t and just accepted he was “wired ” a little different.   

At one point he held his head while eating and his eyes seem to roll,  I knew I had to do something and began reading more about nutrition, consulted with another nutritionist who recommended I have a sugar free diet and eliminate white starch from his diet  as well.  In a short period of time I saw amazing changes , the tics had disappeared and the “feeling” is gone completely.

 

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