When my youngest son came home from school today, he had on his weighted vest. That often is a sign that he had a little "wild body" going on at school and there may been some self-regulation issues. The teachers have a whole arsenal of techniques they use with Ryan and some days some strategies work better than others. This was a weighted vest day.
As I saw him with his vest on, it got me to thinking about a topic I haven't talked about on this blog this month, but wanted to make sure to get in before Autism Awareness month was over.
Many children and adults that have autism also have Sensory Processing Disorder. SPD is not an autism spectrum disorder and there are people who have SPD that do not have autism. That being said, since many people I have come across in my personal experience happen to have SPD, I wanted to share some information that I found from the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation.
Hartley's Life with 3 Boys also published an interesting blog about the subject and I recommend you checking that out too for a more personal perspective:
If you have any experience with Sensory Processing Disorder that you'd like to share or have any references, suggestions or techniques to suggest, please feel free to leave a note in the comments section!