Reposted from kidshealth.org
“Strategies applied at home and school can ease some of the problem behaviors associated with APD. Because it’s common for kids with CAPD to have difficulty following directions, for example, these tactics might help: Continue reading
A child with Auditory Processing Disorder may appear not to hear parts of a conversation or remember instructions, or they may seem to be ignoring someone talking, even if they are close by. They may appear deaf – but this is nothing to do with hearing, and the child may indeed have normal, or even more sensitive than normal, hearing. Difficulties with auditory processing stem from a malfunction in the transfer of audio signals from the ear to the brain. Continue reading
At a seminar in 2012, Sue Larkey, Autism Education expert, shared these 10 tips for working with children on the Autism Spectrum. Continue reading
My son’s occupational therapist recommended a program called ‘The Alert Program‘ based around the book ‘How Does Your Engine Run‘ by Williams and Shellenberger. This is an excellent program for teaching self awareness and emotional regulation. This is an area where many children struggle. If they are aware of their body states and emotions they are more able to do something about it. Continue reading
www.sensoryprocessing.com defines sensory processing as “the brain’s ability to organize and make sense of different kinds of sensation entering the brain at the same time”. This is also known as ‘sensory integration’.