Sensory Processing Disorder
This tip will help you if you have Sensory Processing Disorder FAST.
Sensory processing disorder autism is a well known issues lots of people looking at a sensory processing disorder checklist will notice that a lot of the sensory processing disorder symptoms are common within autism and Aspergers syndrome.
There are lots of sensory processing disorder occupational therapy which is super helpful for people who have the issues.
So I have compiled this simple hack to make you able to help over come your sensory issues with some amazing practice examples that I have been able to use from an occupational therapist dealing with my SPD issues.
If you are dealing with sensory processing disorder on your own this will be the most effective thing I can share with you.
I have issues with sensory processing disorder my self and I have been to see an occupational therapist that helped me over come these symptoms and issues. It isn’t a cure for the issues but it is therapy to help manage sensory processing disorder symptoms.
I found the tips super helpful and they actually worked to help me in my day to day
This is where the where the issues are within Sensory processing disorder. The idea is that your muscles in your body need to be activated through deep muscle compression.
This is the reason why lots of people with Autism / Aspergers Syndrome with SPD do not like soft touch.
This is also the reason for not handling some challenging food textures well, causing all kids of autism meltdowns or upsets and spoiling what you are eating.
Another issue this can make is losing focus during the day with distractions from lights or sounds. These can impact the day to day life of anyone with an autism spectrum disorder that is co morbid with Sensory Processing Disorder.
Check out this video I made on this
The 5 TIPS
1 – Compression Clothing: Using tight sports compression clothing or SEN accredited weighted clothing will help activate your muscles singles to the brain, causing more focus on your body and less on SPD
2 – Chewable Toys: Chewable items like wrist bands and dog tags are an amazing way to create focus if you are getting angry with sensory overload stimuli, rather than lashing out.
You can simple chew on one of these items and it will help os much with alleviating the anger and helping you focus. You can get them items here
3 – Muscle Work Out: Using heavy weights or maybe a stack of books, you can activate your muscles proprioception with this heavy lifting strategy.
I would advise doing this a few times in the day to help keep that focus up. This is going to help you focus on your next task and not on the over load of stimuli.
4 – Going For A Walking: Walking and getting outside for a walk around lunch time each day is excellent for Proprioception as this will engage your lunges, your body, your heart and leg muscles to be responsive.
Again, this is an excellent way to keep the focus up and not focusing on the sensory overload.
5 – Mouth Massage: – As lots of people have issues with food and drink textures with SPD and Autism.
A tip from the Autistic community is to use an electronic tooth brush and use it to massage the gums a little also combine this with a small mouth massage on the gums to help with proprioception and in turn help with the textures issues.
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