Tuesday, July 09, 2013
My youngest, who is 8 1/2, is what they call a 'sensory kid'. He was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder around the age of 5, but it was evident from birth he was, as they describe in this article, "out of sync" with the world.
Getting support and therapy for him has been challenging because he does not have a comorbidity of Austism and/or Asperger's, etc. His has ALWAYS been a stand alone diagnosis, making it very difficult to suss out the best way to support him
After a successful stint with occupational and speech therapies, he's learned many coping techniques and has come very far. Its not easy parenting a child with this. Many days, I feel there's someone else locked up inside him that I simply cannot reach or communicate with.
I could go on and on about this, but this recently published article excited me beyond belief. This describes Diego and what he has to deal with daily, to a "T". Enjoy!