My name is Stephanie. I am a sensory mom and a creator of Senseez. While Senseez is great for any kids with energy, it makes an ideal cushion, especially for a child with autism, ADHD, and sensory processing disorder. The vibrating cushions can calm kids, who need more sensory feedback or help train hypersensitive kids to tolerate more sensations.
He is a bright and fun loving 6 year old.
He seeks certain sensations, and avoids others. He is good with hugs now. Very good!
How old is he now?
He is 6 years old
It was his first pre-school teacher in a Mommy and Me class that pointed out that something seemed off. The boy was not doing any of the traditional things other kids did at his age, and yet he was doing some things that other kids could not do! Not even two, he was reading and could count! We saw a child psychologist right away and had him assessed for development.
Who and what has made a difference in your journey?
Other Mommies. Without a doubt. They have been the most insightful for me. And we have been blessed to work with some of the best professionals in our city as well.
Your child’s favorite toys?
These days… the IPad!! But the IPad was a very important tool for us initially with ABA lessons, and understanding facial expressions, emotions and social situations. It is a wealth of information, and so intuitive for little hands to use.
Your favorite techniques?
We have used a combination of things over the years. ABA, RDI, social skills groups, special educators for activities in the community, Senseez Pillows to help with sensory calming, massage, breathing techniques… and laughter!
My son does all the traditional activities. He swims, skates, does sports and light saber fights with his friends. He needs his down time too, and that is usually computer time and movies.
Anything else you would like to share?
Everyone has an opinion. You know your child the best. Go with what works for them. And this is usually a combination of techniques and activities.
I am a sensory mom, and I want you to know that kids adapt. We all adapt. What was once a challenge may no longer be one down the road. We need to expose our children to as much as possible and teach them resilience and how to get back up. But pick your battles…. Every single minute of every single day cannot be therapeutic. Let them be kids too!