Articles

(2019) Regarding Spencer: Our Thoughtful Attention Energizes Kids with Special Needs

Published on November 27 at PsychologyToday.com

Kids with special needs are just like all children, only more so: they need to feel certain that they are safe, and heard, and known. They will let us in on their amazing thoughts and ardent feelings when our patient regard invests them with power.

(2019) SPD Primer (Part II): When Senses Are Out of Sync

Published in February – April 2019 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.

Part II of a two-part primer to help families, educators and professionals understand how Sensory Processing Disorder hinders daily functioning.

(2018) Sensations: Too Much, Too Confusing, or Not Enough?

Published on November 27 at PsychologyToday.com

SPD manifests itself in a variety of ways.  Over-responsivity is the most common type, but it is not the only type. A person’s sensory problem could be completely different.

(2018) SPD Primer (Part I): When You’re In Sync

Published in November 2018 – January 2019 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.

Part I of a two-part primer to help families, educators and professionals understand the basics of typical sensory processing.

(2018) What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Published in March on Lifespan’s blog prior to the Parenting Matters conference in Barrington.

“Some kids respond to unremarkable experiences in notably unusual ways. They may resist going places and being with people. They may reject hugs or crave them constantly. They may go, go, go, or lack get-up-and-go.”

(2018) In-Sync Summer Activities

Published in May-July 2018 issue of Autism Asperger’s Digest

Fun summertime activities to satisfy children with sensory issues, autism and other disabilities, as well as the kids’ families and friends.

(2018) Success in Class with ADHD and SPD

Published in Spring issue of ADDitude: Strategies and Support for ADHD & LD

Workaround strategies for helping your child stay on top of things at school, featuring tips from Cara Koscinski, OTR, and from Justin Wayland and Karly Koop, two teenaged contributors to The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up.

(2017) Is SPD a Real Thing?

Published November 29, 2017, on www.Healthline.com    The medical community is split over whether SPD should be an official diagnosis, but parents of children with the condition say it’s all too real.

(2017) 27 Signs You Have Dyspraxia — by Jenny Hollander

Published May 19, on bustle.com. Jenny Hollander explains Dyspraxia, a.k.a. Developmental Coordination Disorder.  Many clumsy folks have underlying sensory issues that affect how they respond to sensations of touch and movement.  Read more

(2016) Five Sensory Tune-Ups

Published in ADDitude: Strategies and Support for ADHD & LD, Winter 2016.

Put sensory problems to rest with these quick “tuneups” that can help kids with ADHD and SPD regroup after becoming overloaded.

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(2016) New ‘Must-Read’ Books for Adults about Their Special Needs, by Nancy Schatz Alton

Published September 30, on www.ParentMap.com.

Gives readers a new term to love: extrasensory grace, which “arrives when individuals with SPD learn to love their quirky selves and discover what they are meant to do and do well.” Read more

(2016) “The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up,” reviewed by Lorna d’Entremont

Published October 6, on Special Needs Book Review.

Are YOU the parents of a teen with SPD? Are you constantly worrying and wondering if your child approaching adulthood will struggle with his sensory issues forever?  Read more