Anxiety and Sensory Processing

I attended a seminar this past Tuesday on Anxiety and Sensory Processing in children and teens. I went because Adrian has Sensory Processing Disorder.

The presentation was given by a counselor and an Occupational therapist. We went over what we can do to help our children and the different activities for situations.
Below is an outline:

What Can We Do?
Sensory Diet – Sensory Diet
Relaxation Methods-whatever helps calm your child down and relax them. For Adrian the is usually what I call a deep pressure massage. I squeeze along his extremities lightly.
Counseling
Occupational therapy- Adrian did three months with an Occupational therapist privately in 2010, but during school since 2009 he sees an OT once or twice a week.
Neurofeedback-Neurofeedback Adrian has a 24 hour EEG every three to four months.
Social activities
Medications
Safe places
Safe people

Calming Activities
Deep Pressure
Heavy Blanket
Yoga
Deep Breathing
Listening To Music

Art

Alerting Activities
Jumping On Trampoline
Swinging
Pillow Fight
Dancing
Singing
Running

Organizational Activities
Mowing Grass
Carrying Heavy Objects
Moving Furniture
Throwing A Ball
Eating Crunchy or Chewy Food
Drinking Through A Straw
Core Strengthing Exercises

RESOURCES
Parent Support Group
Counseling
Speech, Physical, or Occupational Therapy
Community Mental Health
Beyond Consequences by Heather Forbes

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About The Spectrum Mom

I am mom to two amazing children!! Jade my oldest is ten and Adrian is 7. My life happens to have one beautiful blessing in disguise the chance to be a mom to a child on the Autism Spectrum. Adrian was diagnosed with PDD-NOS on May 28, 2010 shortly after his sixth birthday. Since the start of our lives on the spectrum I have read books, watched numerous programs, found therapists, tried to navigate the public school system and special education. Looked into special diets (Adrian is currently on GFCF and we have seen tremendous improvement) and tried various medicines to help him. In addition to ASD Adrian also is diagnosed with ADHD and a seizure disorder BRE. This blog will mostly be about ASD and my life caring for Adrian.

Posted on July 19, 2012, in Family Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great list Susan! I will definitely be sharing this!! Who put on this seminar??

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