Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parent Resource for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Integration Disorder?
Most importantly, accept your child’s deficiencies and try to learn as much as you can about Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Integration DIsorder. To obtain information about our resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your pediatrician and your Occupational Therapist can often supply you with information. Children tend to feel less stressed when parents are accepting and comforting when they are feeling ‘out of control’ or uncomfortable. Respecting your child’s needs and preferences with regards to their sensory deprivation is often comforting to your child. In addition, the Occupational Therapist that is working with your child can provide you with an array of activities you can do with your child at home or as an after school activity.
Attention Deficit Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorders are believed to have a neurological base and include symptoms such as inattention, impulsivity, and poor safety awareness, difficulty completing tasks, poor interpersonal awareness, emotional liability and hyperactivity. The occupational therapist may observe issues including decreased motor precision, varying levels of arousal or alertness, impaired play development and motor planning issues. Many times sensory issues may be labeled as ADD. Treatment typically involves a sensory integrative approach.