Car sickness, nausea from a food smell, increased anxiety due to loud noises. These are common sensory experiences. And while we all deal with sensory issues from time to time, they can be prevalent in the lives of kids from hard places.
One of the most important things to know about childhood development is that adverse experiences have been proven scientifically to impact brain function. In relation to sensory development these experiences can contribute to hyper/hypo sensory sensitivities. And as foster/adoptive parents, understanding our children’s sensitivities can help us be much more effective in navigating day to day situations, and behaviors.
In this weeks Mama’s Well Podcast, host Tara Hutton talks with Dr. Tina Casoglos-Adamopoulos, a Pediatric Occupational Therapist who specializes in working with children diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. Dr. Tina sheds light for parents on how each sensory center of the body might look in a hyper/hypo sensitive state and provides alternative ways to see and understand why a child responds to stimulus in the ways they do.
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Learn more about Dr. Tina and sensory processing disorder at www.abilityandbeyond.com