The next part to fostering independence in your child’s life at home is to address your child’s sensory challenges. We will discuss the best approach to helping sensory problems and how to build tolerance, independence and autonomy over time.
Watch the below Sensory video and make sure to download the supporting PDF workbook.
Something to ponder: Is there something that you personally are challenged with sensory wise? Light? Sound? Texture? Have you gotten better with these challenges by completely avoiding them or by learning how to get used to them little by little? Do you feel better about yourself and more capable when you can handle them or when you have to avoid them?
- Hard to tell the difference if sensory experience because happy or unhappy, you must ask and try to guess yourself
- Don’t reward the problem of “sensory day” and tell the child they have a problem
- Long term trajectory change to help sensory experience is to expose in little and friendly bits to build tolerance over time, physiology and psychology will change. Exposure to variety that says you can handle this and i’m gonna help you how
- The rhythm is expose and relieve, expose and relieve…
- Give a reason for it and have a goal in mind
- Give an endpoint to it
- Lots of compliments
- Expose to newness and variety: new ways doing something, new ways of helping himself,
- Give them control in little bits throughout the day