Friday, May 14, 2010
Be an SPD ambassador!! :)
I was buying my daughter a pair of Van's shoes today. Yes, my daughter "R4" will only wear slip-on shoes. The sales lady told me about her struggle with socks as a child. I told her about R4 and she went on to tell me about some of her own issues...sock trouble as a child, not liking to be touched by peers, food issues. I told her that her quirks actually have a name..you guessed it..Sensory Processing Disorder. I said that I am sure there is therapy no matter the age. I like being a Sensory Processing Disorder ambassador. After that I went to Lakeshore Learning Store to purchase some items to help both of my children. I explained that my son "R5" has trouble with numbers. I purchased some cards with numbers on them. The numbers have a sandpaper texture so that he can learn using his tactile sense. I also bought some finger paint for him as he hates writing utensils...we will finger paint his numbers and letters. R4 just tested at a 10 year old level and she is 8. Her problem is with spelling. So I bought some word building blocks that resemble legos. I think they will both benefit from these. R4 wlll be stylin' in her new shoes and I will be using creative ways to teach R5 his numbers and help R4 with her spelling.