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.
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.
Listening To Music
Jumping On Trampoline
Carrying Heavy Objects
Throwing A Ball
Eating Crunchy or Chewy Food
Drinking Through A Straw
Core Strengthing Exercises
Parent Support Group
Speech, Physical, or Occupational Therapy
Community Mental Health
Beyond Consequences by Heather Forbes