This video is inspired by an older post of mine called Backwards Parenting. I have certainly had to take everything I previously knew about parenting and turn it on its head. I expect many of my readers will have too!
In a school classroom, mainstream or otherwise, you will find a wide mix of children, all with differing sensory needs. Some may be sensory seekers and others sensory avoiders. Their learning styles and abilities will also vary. So is there a way of decreasing anxiety and making a classroom inclusive for all these children without making anyone feel singled out? Here are ten brilliant ideas to try:
Instead of telling our PDAers what to do, we let them think they are in charge, they are less anxious this way.
Instead of surprises we do plans.
Instead of making sure our SPD children get a balanced diet, we make sure they eat.
Instead of subjecting our children to a day of stress, sometimes we keep them home and that’s ok.
When you have a child with Sensory Processing Disorders there are a great many items out there which could help. Obviously each child is different so to use the right things for your child you need to look at their individual sensory needs and work out what to get. My sons favourite items which help are listed here!
Sensory therapy is proven to be beneficial for children with autism and children with sensory issues.
To the parent of the child struggling at school right now, please know you are not alone. When your phone rings saying “school” and your heart sinks to your stomach please know others know what you are going through
He opened his mouth, she put her finger in, he bit her as hard as he could!
Next it was my daughter’s turn. As soon as she found out she was having a turn she threw up!