This is Raphael all over.
For ages he didn't want to learn to read or write although his brain has an amazing ability to retain facts.
As soon as he started reception he saw others learning. There's now no stopping him.
The most books he's read in a day is 11am we're at the library 3 or 4 times a week 👦👍📚 #RDSB#sensoryprocessingdisorder#bookworm
The next person to ask me why my 5 year old is sitting inside the trolley "like a baby" instead of next to it "like a big boy" will be walking round the supermarket with me and keeping him from running, licking, eating food he's not supposed to, stroking and screeching whilst I do my shopping.
They could also maybe ask supermarkets for more special needs trollies👍
Thanks for your concern for the food that other people will be putting in the trolley after we are finished as opposed to the safety of my child and other customers.
One of Raphael issues is he has extreme anxiety when other people are around. He avoids eye contact, he uses objects to hide/mask who he is or will run away.
If he is in a situation where there are other sensory inputs such as loud noises or a lot of movement such as in a supermarket or on public transport he will do his best to get out of the situation often resulting in aggression towards the people that are around him.
T R U T H / / Finding our new normal isn’t easy; it’s a fine balance. I find myself thinking more about Fin or more about the baby and pretty much never about myself and recovering from surgery. It’s so hard to think about everything equally. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have a week with Hubby D at home. A week where I can soak up Harv cuddles on the couch most of the day. But that’s at the expense of Fin. I try to make time for her, but she wants to play and run around - something I can’t physically do right now. She’s finding it hard today too, we’ve had some meltdowns but also had some beautiful moments like above 👆🏼
And truth be told, I miss my Fin. I miss the sleepless nights with her that were filled with cuddles. It’s the first time in 20 months that I’ve gone more than 2 nights without sleeping next to her. And that makes my heart sad.
I may be smiling but there are soo many things an Empath like me hides behind a forced smile. It's conditioning, it's the pleaser part in me but inside I'm actually boiling on the inside. Bella has been defiant and naughty since she woke up. She's driving me literally mental. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
So what to do?!?! Laying back now but taking her out is like taking a puppy with no leash out for a walk. No joke 😤
Hey guys, I want to talk about my delusions for a little bit because they’ve been acting up a lot lately. Delusions are not something I’ve ever dealt with until my trauma, which was abuse. So, my delusions are a direct result of my trauma, and are a symptom of my PTSD. Most of my delusions are persecutory, meaning I believe that someone wants to harm me in some way. Some of those delusions include someone wanting to shoot me with a gun, someone wanting to rape me, someone wanting to kidnap me, and someone being mad at me and not wanting to tell me. The only delusion I have that isn’t persecutory is one where I believe the universe is not real and part of a simulation. A lot of people believe that if someone knows that their delusions are delusions that they’re faking, but that’s simply not true. I can logically separate my delusions from reality, but it’s near impossible to fully convince myself that my delusions cannot happen. There is always a part of me that genuinely believes my delusions, and knowing they’re delusions doesn’t change that. Thank you for reading. If you have any questions or want to share your own delusions, please feel free to do so in the comments!
[ID: A selfie of Gray. They are looking into the camera and not smiling. A Snapchat filter is on the picture that gives them a few pink and purple flowers in their hair. The filter also makes their eyes gray and gives them some pink lip gloss. End of description.]
This right here says it all. Twins at heart separated by 13 months apart. What a pair. Kindergarten Meet the Teach tonight. Ava still not fully understanding she isnt going to the same school as Anna this year. Anna crashed in full sensory meltdown afterwards crying hysterically until she fell asleep tonight because a one hour meet the teacher was just to much of a traffic jam in her mind. Ava just past out, that ADHD kicked in, in hyperoverdrive with all those kids on the playground she never stopped playing...... Oh my Babies.......Tomorrow will be better. .
SPD can be a stand alone condition but it's common with autistic people due to hypersensitivity issues. In public, I don't look people in the eye unless I really know them. And I tend to be blinded by sunlight and certain sounds piss me off. Everyone is different on the autistic spectrum though. If I look at your eyes, it's like an explosion of emotions and I will start flipping out and stimming and repeating words. It's usually not that bad though.
CW: hypermobile stimming
This video is of a hypermobility stim I have always done and still do,which is why I am still flexible. I used to bend my fingers backwards and touch the back of my hands with my fingertips of the same hand. I wasn't aware that it might be a little much to squeamish people until third grade, when I was mindlessly doing it. I looked up and all of my deskmates were disgusted apparently.
Hands down the best two books for an momma wanting a better understanding of how the process of any sensory sensitivity or under sensitivity to any of the 8 senses can affect your child daily! Also great strategies offered and free print out for the classroom or around the house! #spd#sensoryprocessingdisorder#sensorymomma#goodreads
Hello my name is Jennifer posey I'm 20 years old and I have autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder that's why I wear noise cancellation headphones 🎧 i find loud sounds such as sirens, alarms, people/kids/babies screaming and crying to be a trigger for me I have a bad fear of first responders because of what happened to me in the past having a autism meltdown and getting pinned down and restrained I'd love to inspire others it's ok to have autism and to not be embarrassed about it and last my passion is dubstep and animation dancing #biography#autism#autisticchild#autismdoesntstopme#noisecancellationheadphones#sensoryprocessingdisorder
Using this child's interests and motivation to work on some pre-writing skills! This little one has a really hard time with pencil control and avoids any activity that involves a pencil. However, he was really excited to trace his favorite plastic animals during this session. He needed a lot of my help but he worked so hard :)
Feeding a sensory kid a healing diet is not easy but there are things that help! We have weeks that my daughter will eat most things I give her and weeks where she doesn't want anything but 1 food. We are in that phase right now. I find it correlates with the EBV 6 week cycle which means on the rough week her anxiety is higher. Higher anxiety for her = food refusal and picky eating. It also flares when detoxing heavy metals. I start by asking her what she wants for dinner. Since we have no no foods in the house anything she says is ok. She said she wanted artichokes, cashew cheese, and nori sheets. We did not have artichokes so I told her she can have the other 2 (anxiety already lower) then said "you can have white potato or sweet" she said sweet then for her raw food "you can have carrots or cucumbers" she picked carrots. In the end, she has a lot of control and 3/4 are healing foods. Mom and toddler both win! (Even though she thinks she did). #medicalmedium#sensoryprocessingdisorder#ebv#heavymetals#plantbasedkids#healingkids#medicalmediumkids
💛🧡💚💙❤️💜 Hi guys,
I just wanted to say that although I'm making lighthearted jokey memes about Aspergers- I just want to clarify that I realise having ASD in any form is no joke; and that the effects on us and those who care for us can be huge, overwhelming and catastrophic on a daily basis!!. I know the pain, I know the trauma, I know the stigma, I know the exclusion, I know the loneliness and I know that we are all different.
I have been to hell and back on my journey through this. It's only been the last few years that I have found peace and happiness. I still have Aspergers. My kids still have the battle ahead. This is why I choose to try and uplift. To be as happy as I can be. To try and push 'different not less' neurodiversity. To see the light side of Aspergers so that we can know ourselves better and hopefully be better understood by others 🙏🏻💜🙏🏻
* I can only speak for myself and my experience as an Aspie. I do not mean any offence to anyone else on the spectrum.
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I seem to have worked out why I have been getting more and more infection like over the past few weeks, which culminated in sweating shivering and trying not to throw up until 4am meaning I missed an important (and expensive) doctor’s appointment in London.
I originally thought it was a UTI or something similar, but whatever it was resulted in nausea worsening through the day usually starting after lunch.
Those hours shivering until the early hours I managed to work out what it might be and after testing my theory the next day it seems I was right!
It turns out I had been giving myself food poisoning every day from eating things I find on the floor.
It isn’t something I can necessarily control, it’s a pica thing. I think generally it is mainly a form of sensing something to work out what it is. Having muddled up senses means sometimes sight isn’t the most useful sense to use like it is in most NT people, and so I also put things in my mouth to work out more about something. I do it before I think.
And it turns out I have been dropping food things on the floor near where I dump things for the washing machine as I have been preparing meals each day, and eating things I drop there (I find it tricky having things on my hands and not putting them in my mouth). Because I have been ill, I haven’t been washing the floors, which has made me more ill, so I didn’t wash the floors.
I did a deep clean of the kitchen top to bottom, and now the sickness is gone!
It all sounds obvious as I write it out, but honestly it was a huge worry for me.
Anyway, this is what it is like to have pica as an adult who can explain things. . . . .
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What does a strong person look like to you… .
A guy with a six-pack seating on the bench press? A woman who is doing a 52k? A man who survives for weeks in the forest?💪🏃🌳🌳 Your child has her own strength. The strength to be happy no matter what life throws her way. The strength to walk through school or anywhere on her own, knowing that kids and strangers may see her as differently and judge her for it. The strength to go past her own limits, and limits you might have set on her without knowing it. .
She is your precious kiddo. But don’t be fooled by that cute face: to be who she is, she’s definitely a fighter, one tough warrior. 👧💪
Moose, life with you will never be boring. Today was step one of our developmental preschool evaluation. No shock to anyone in that building, we made it to round two. Some of the highlights included answering if he was a boy or girl with, “boy dog” and then continuing to bark his answers, nailing the poor PT in the groin with a tennis ball and climbing the rails of the stairs to jump off them, refusing to participate in any OT evaluation, and then arguing with concepts evaluator that the purple block is not purple, but poop. I summed up my “other concerns” with simply stating that I don’t have educational concerns as much as concerns that this child may in fact tear down the school. #developmentalpreschool#sensoryprocessingdisorder#spd#sensoryseeker#developmentaldelay#specialneeds
GIVE THEM MORE RAINBOWS
So we finally decided to give this one a go. Swipe to see the process. It's pretty awesome! My 3.5 year old thought this was pure magic, seeing the water travel and mix 🤗 When learning is referred to as magic by my spirited little guy, I take it and run with it! We'll be doing some more exploring into color mixing soon for sure.
FIZZY FUN 🤓
We carried on with rainbows today. There's something so satisfying about this fizzy sensory experience. Even I ended up playing 😂
We talked about what colors to mix to give us orange & purple, and how to remember the order of the Rainbow using ROY-G-BIV