A Touchy Subject - Tactile Defensiveness as a Child and Adult
Growing up with tactile defensiveness - Learn about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) even as an adult, how to recognize tactile sensory issues in children, and how I have managed over the years including how my parenting is different. October is Sensory Processing Awareness Month so this is perfect.
How Your Child’s Sensory Processing Issues May Change Over Time
As kids grow older, their sensory processing issues may appear differently. Young children with sensory processing issues might be extremely fussy. In grade school, they might be awkward and have difficulty with transitions. And as teenagers, they may have trouble figuring out personal space.
SPECIAL INVITATION TO ALL FOLLOWERS OF THIS BOARD TO ANSWER AN OT DISCUSSION QUESTION: Occupational Therapist Tamsin wants help brainstorming all the different ways that OTs can simulate what it feels like for kids who have SPD. These ideas can then be used for teachers and parents in workshops so that they can get an idea of what the children experience on a day-to-day basis. Please contribute here!