(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.

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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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