Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sensory Integration II

Well, we are thinking we have more than one child with Sensory Processing Disorder. S's therapists come over for a home visit yesterday. He sees a speech therapist and now an occupational therapist. We discussed his weaknesses and strengths as a 20 month old boy. I filled out a sensory survey and is seems he is on the higher/normal end of most sections, except for one area. He is out of the ball park in that section (but I can't remember what it's called). It's the area that measures how quickly you react to things. He reacts very slowly. We are not sure if this is due to sensory stuff or just his disability. We will be discussing this more next week. We will be working on his attention span this week by giving him heavy work activities for a bit, then expect him to sit and do something quietly for a minute, then play again. We can do this until we work up to a reasonable time that he can sit quietly and work on a puzzle, read a book with mom, or change his diaper without wiggling away.

We have been having fun at home with play therapy. I bought an awesome lycra stretchy sheet on ebay. It fits over a twin mattress to provide pressure while sleeping, but we are using it as a swing, swaddle, whatever. The kids had a lot of fun with it!

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