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Adventures in Therapy

This week during OT I was telling Nicole about a great book I am reading, The Out of Sync Child Has Fun. Our speech therapist, Cathy let me borrow it last week and I am already done reading it. It was awesome. It didn't just do the usual bookish thing of outlining a disorder, explain why and how and then send you on your merry way to figure it all out. Instead this book outlines WHAT TO DO with your sensory kid. I love that. I love ideas that are fun and playful but also keep in mind that I can't always do the "typical" things with my kids like go to the park or the library. On certain days they just can't handle that.

Anyway, back to where I started. I was telling Nicole about all the awesome strategies/games that were in this book. We got to talking about how we wish there was a better resource for parents of kids with sensory dysnfunction that focuses solely on what works and what doesn't. A place to get ideas for how to play with your "sensory kid". While I am no author and this is not that kind of blog, per say, I thought it might not be a bad idea to blog about what works and what doesn't. I have two "sensory kids" with very different sensory needs. Gracie is a mix of sensory seeking and sensory avoiding (she loves to crash and bash but she hates the feeling of tags and waist-bands). Abby, on the other hand, is low registration.

So with this in mind I will make a pointed effort of blogging about our sensory strategies. Some are things I get from books. Others come from Nicole. And some we just make up ourselves. I am NOT trying to take credit for any of them as I am sure none of my ideas are originals. So if you have a sensory kid or know one you can read. If not, you can go ahead a skip that post.

We'll see if it is at all helpful. :D

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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