I have learned so much about my son as soon as I started working with an OT, who specializes in a sensory integration approach, 5 months ago. Based on my experience, i can not stress enough to families going down this road to seek out an OT who specializes because it has been instrumental for my family. Our old OT just did not comprehend the totality of my son's sensory needs. For example, our OT who specializes in a sensory integration approach, pointed out that my son missed a foundational skill having only crawled for a brief period and started walking at 8 1/2 months of age. She implemented a sensory diet beginning with my son crawling while playing with his cars, having a tunnel accessible for my son to crawl through and crawling when his motor is running too high. Our old OT had my son sitting at a table trying to manipulate peg boards and a wide variety of sensory objects, of which also neglected to take into account his sensitivities (hypersensitive to auditory and visual input and tactile defensiveness)
Understanding my son's specific needs has alleviated so much frustration and confusion in my day to day life and has given me more strength and empowerment than i have felt in the last 3 years.
My son has:
Sensory Discrimination Disorder (SDD)Sensory-Based Motor Disorder (SBMD)
Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD)
He is a sensory seeker,
over responsive to visual, auditory and lite touch
under responsive to vestibular, proprioceptive and deep touch
Do you have or know a Sensational Kid?