“Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation: How to Help Your Child” is a helpful parents’ booklet that offers practical guidance for understanding and supporting children with sensory processing difficulties.
The booklet covers the basics of sensory integration, including the eight senses involved, and explores common sensory challenges children may face. It emphasises the importance of self-regulation and provides insights into the difficulties children may experience in managing their emotions and behaviors.
Parents will find practical strategies for supporting their child’s sensory needs, such as changing thoughts and behaviours, adapting daily activities, creating sensory-friendly environments, and establishing routines. The concept of a sensory diet is introduced, along with a range of sensory activities that can be implemented at home.
The booklet addresses specific challenges, including managing sensory overload, planning outings and activities, and addressing challenging behavior. It offers practical advice and techniques to help parents navigate these situations effectively.
What is sensory integration?
The Eight Senses
Sensory Processing Difficulties
Types of Sensory Processing Difficulties
Difficulties with Self-Regulation
Occupational Therapy Assessment and Intervention
How can I help my child?
Change what you think and do
Change how you do things
Alter the space
Build in routines
Other ideas to help your child
Visuals for self-regulation
Programmes for Self-Regulation
Going into crisis or ‘sensory overload’
Outings and activities
Sensory Activities for Home
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