Friday, June 26, 2009

My new writings!

A Sensory Integration Approach for Helping Kids who are Hyperactive

I am going to give you a profile of a child and you can tell me if this sounds familiar:

This child does not need a lot of sleep and often times wakes up wired and ready to go. This child is sometimes literally bouncing off of the walls engaged in constant activity. Even while sitting, they are moving by popping up and down in their chair or kicking their legs. This child bumps into people and cannot stop touching people or objects in his environment. If this child is in a large room or enclosed space, he will run to seek out the boundaries of this space. This child loves to crash into the couch or jump on the bed. This child's first word was "GO!"

I just gave you a profile of my own child who has always had issues related to hyperactivity. I am sure many of you can relate.

Although there are many explanations for hyperactivity out there, the one explanation for my son's behaviors which makes the most sense to me comes from approaching this from a sensory integration standpoint.

Want to read more? Just follow this link!


Fun Summer Time Activities for you and your child

School is out and the kids are home. The kids are looking forward to it but are you? It can be a challenging time for the parent of a child who has learning disabilities or special needs because you wonder how to fill the time. You dread to hear these words from your child: "I'm bored and there's nothing to do!" You also realize from experience that boredom and lack of structure can lead to behavioral problems. So you are eager to find activities to keep the kids busy and having fun.

Well look no further. I am going to give you some ideas for structure and activities for these summer months which will hopefully help you and your child to better enjoy the summer together.

If you want to read the rest of my article just follow this link...


LAA and Family said...

Hi, thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm glad to see you're back! I remember I used to read your blog a while back. It sounds like our sons are very similar.

I'm very busy this weekend getting a portfolio of my son's work to send to an educational consultant. Once I'm done with that I look forward to catching up with you more regularly and reading the rest of your article.

I just read "Embracing Autism" and really enjoyed it! I like reading positive, yet realistic, things about living with autism.

Best wishes!

KC's Blog said...

So glad to see that your back in the blogosphere!
I will catch up on you guys!

Anonymous said...

I read the article about getting ideas for summer time. I love the idea about home depot making things that the kids would love. My oldest has aspergers and I think it would be a good idea. My son with autism would not come because I think I would have to chace him through the store. He really isnt well mannered in the outside world lol. My oldest has asperger and he would definity think this would be fun :)