General information, social story and sorting activity useful suggested video.
A collection of interesting reading and awesome experts to follow when trying to enhance the diet of a child on the spectrum and/or with sensory processing difficulties.
We have a Pinterest board specifically for all the lovely sensory activities we find out there. Check it out, our latest pins are showing. Our own posts will also be pinned to the board.
For our running posts, particularly on food as we battle the big guy, keep on going. :)
If you read the background post then you'll already know how dire our situation has got. For those who didn't, we were all the way down in Schitt's Creek so to speak. (Love that show...)
Protein Shakes Changed Everything. They were only a fix for a few days during a bout of illness but they triggered what I hope is one of the biggest snowballs we have yet experienced on this crazy journey!
Food has always been a big issue for our eldest son on the spectrum. The severity fluctuates and, while predominantly a sensory issue, is impacted by anxiety too.
Over the last year, but particularly the last three months, C's anxiety has been crazily intense and is showing no signs of backing down. While we are working toward fixing this issue separately, his food list has reduced to around 5 foods. Ten at a push. Most of which are carbs.
As we are currently in the midst of the greatest food battle of our lives with the biggest guy, we decided we'd share what we are using, doing and trying; And some things that maybe don't suit us but could help you.
As well as providing a really fun way to engage with your child, sensory activities are beneficial to all children... but especially to kids on the spectrum, with sensory processing disorder/dysfunction and other special needs.
Here we share lots of fun ways to challenge sensorial boundaries and satiate intense sensory demands.