Sensory Seeker seeking books/websites

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Sensory Seeker seeking books/websites
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Thu, 04-10-2008 - 7:40pm

I believe my son is a sensory seeker

Feb 09 Siggy

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Thu, 04-10-2008 - 10:33pm

I see you are from colorado. Try looking up the Star Center. (StarCenter.org , I think) The staff there is great, and they have a book I recommend by one of their founders. (I will look it up and post it-I found it to be way more reader freiendly than the "Out of Sync Child.")

Also, their are some upcoming workshops on sensory parenting. I am going to one in May. You are lucky to be close to such great resources!

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Thu, 04-10-2008 - 10:45pm

Here is the web-site: www.starcenter.us or http://www.KIDFoundation.org/

There are some amazing links and probably some info. for your husband. My DH started to get a clue when I asked him to start wrestling with DS and then saw that he was way more cooperative at dinner after a wrestling match. We are a major sensory seekers at our house. I would suggest buying a scooter. It does wonder for our kids after school!

The book is called "Sensational Kids" and it is by Lucy Jane Miller.

Sorry for the wrong info before. I guess I shouldn't rely on my memory!

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Sat, 04-12-2008 - 11:22am

Thanks for the info! DS just got a scooter at Easter, and he LOVES IT! I am slowly working on Dh to recognize that there is an issue. He seems to think that DS 'can' stand without leaning/hanging or sit/stand still,

Feb 09 Siggy

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Sun, 04-13-2008 - 9:51pm

Hi Coloradomom - My 7 year old daughter has SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder - formerly Sensory Integration Disorder) and was dx in april 2004. She is a sensory seeker big time (I am too so I can relate). She is doing great now but the first year after diagnosis we did intense therapy with her. Regular OT visits, a sensory diet at home, the brushing program, listening therapy, lots of swimming or a couple of looonnngg baths a day if we could't go swimming. After the first year, we continued with listening therapy and a sensory diet at home which mainly consists of swimming, outdoor exercise, lots of hugs and snuggling, lots of heavy work, etc. She went from moderate to severe diagnosis to the mild range at this point.


Coincidentally, I am going to recommend the Kid Foundation site www.kidfoundation.org/what/spd.html

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Sun, 04-13-2008 - 9:53pm
whoops...didn't see the other posts...as you can see the Kid Foundation is really helpful! Maureen