I didn’t know that sensory processing disorder existed until I began fostering my son. I noticed that some of his behavior was strange, such as, licking all kinds of surfaces like table tops, blankets, even the top of my bald head.
I also wondered why in some environments he spun completely out of control, jumping around, yelling, bouncing off walls and people. Then I learned about sensory input. I also learned that we all struggle with sensory input at some level. Now I understood myself better too.
In today’s podcast episode, I discuss with occupational therapist, Marti Smith, about how we as parents can not only recognize our child’s sensory processing needs, but also help them navigate them well.
In this episode you will:
- Learn the difference between hypo and hyper sensory processing.
- Get some insight into whether your child needs help with sensory processing.
- Tips to understanding your child better.
Learn more from Marti Smith by visiting her website: www.creativetherapies.com
Marti recommends the following online resources:
As you heard in the podcast episode, this interview is part of my new book, Foster and Adoptive Parenting. You can get your ebook copy now on Amazon: Foster and Adoptive Parenting: Authentic Stories that Will Inspire and Encourage Parenting with Connection
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