Tag: sensory integration dysfunction

Just Another Day in the Life of a Special Needs Parent

My 11 year old adopted son, E, has severe sensory integration dysfunction.  It is so bad that it affects his behavior and it makes our lives very difficult. One of his many challenges is his tactile defensiveness;  he is overly sensitive to touch.  As a result, he is absolutely terrified of needles because he expects the pain of... Read more »

Strangest. Birthday. Ever.

Yesterday was my 58th birthday.  I don’t know how I got to be this old.  It just sort of happened.  One day you are 24 and then all of a sudden you are 58.  It’s weird to be pushing 60.  I don’t feel 58.  I don’t look 58 and besides, I have an 11 year old son. ... Read more »

CPD Northside Outdoor Pools: Temporarily Closed for Repairs???

I tell people my 11 year old son, E, is part fish.  He LOVES water and he LOVES to swim;  the deeper the water, the better.  It’s all about sensory input for him.  He has sensory integration dysfunction.  Google search it if you still have never heard of it.  I describe swimming as the “mother... Read more »

Raising Awareness About Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID)

I am still amazed at how few people are familiar with sensory integration dysfunction.  When I tell people that SID is my adopted son’s major disability, almost everyone says “what’s that?”  Yet, almost everyone is familiar with autism these days, which is a good thing. Sensory integration is the ability to organize sensory information for use by the brain.... Read more »

Fish Food Contains What?

Those of you who know me personally and those of you who follow this blog will know that I have an 11 year old son, E, who has special needs.   His behavioral challenges are caused, for the most part, by his sensory integration dysfunction;  the brain’s inability to make sense of all the sensory messages he... Read more »

That's the Ticket!

Trying to get my 11 year old son, E, to perform his daily ablutions is about as much fun as pulling out my own teeth.  He refuses to shower, hates brushing his teeth, hates getting up in the morning but avoids going to bed at night.  Left to his own devices, he would watch “screens”... Read more »

Things I Never Expected to Say or Do

My 11 year old adopted son with sensory integration dysfunction is not THAT much different from a “normal” kid, except he takes everything “to 11”.  If you are a fan of Spinal Tap, you will get that reference.  If you have never heard of “This is Spinal Tap”, stop reading this post right now, go order “This is Spinal Tap” from Netflix... Read more »

Rose Colored Glasses Might Just Be the Ticket for My Kid

In the never ending quest to find another piece in the puzzle that will enable my 11 year old adopted son to be a reasonable human being, I am having him tested for Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome. I know you are all thinking, what the hell is that? I became aware of it, just last week, through my Sensory... Read more »