(2022) SPD’S Effect On Eating

November-January issue of Autism Digest.

Read about how sensory processing challenges can affect eating, and find some suggestions to help out-of-sync children who are picky eaters.

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(2022) That Pesky D in SPD

August-September issue of Autism Digest.

Time to change the “D” in “SPD”!  Sensory Processing Differences is more accurate and inclusive than the terms Sensory Processing Disorder or Dysfunction.  The fact that a child avoids swings or craves messy play may mean that she processes senses atypically, not that she is abnormal, has mental illness, or can’t function in daily life.

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(2022) Luke’s Family Shares A SECRET: Problem-Solving with Lucy Jane Miller’s Method


May-July issue of Autism Digest (formerly Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest).

Luke wanted to join his classmates’ overnight camping trip but knew the sensory overload would be too challenging.  Using the problem-solving method called A SECRET, he and his OT, parents and teacher made modifications that let Luke attend and enjoy the outing.  Learn how you can make small changes that make a big difference in a child’s daily life.

(2022) Jeffrey: From Worrisome Childhood to Wonderful Adulthood

February-April issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.

Jeffrey has mild autism.  Read about some of the highs and lows in his life, from baby days through toddler years, elementary school and high school days, and now his college experience.

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(2021) Spencer Figures It Out

November 2021-January 2022 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.

Spencer overcomes boyhood Lyme disease and sensory processing challenges, becoming a healthy, energetic young man, eager to use his skills as an embedded hardware engineer.

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(2021) Positive Speaking

August-October issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.   The school bus is coming, your child can’t find her homework, you get angry, and the day begins on a negative note.  Use positive speaking to turn this scene into a rewarding learning experience.

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(2021) Sensory Quinks for Summertime

May-July issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.  Looking for some activities to get the kids movin’ and groovin’ this summer?  For fun in the sun in ’21, here are five “Quinks.”

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