Almost Autism book Review

Almost Autism-Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder By Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP Almost Autism is a great reference for parents and caregivers who have just received a diagnosis of sensory processing disorder (SPD). Currently there is no formal diagnosis for SPD by the DSM-V but most speech therapists and occupational therapists recognize and treat…

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Sensory Friendly Movies

Sensory Friendly Movies My first experience with taking my SPD son to the movies was a year ago when he was 4 years ago. It ended with him saying it was too loud and too dark and then leaving early, but not before he had a meltdown in the arcade because he wanted a certain…

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Update on Son’s Tomatis Journey

  My son recently finished his 4th round of Tomatis®. The results have been surprising and incredible! Within the first 3 days we noticed he was saying things such as “several, actually, and seriously in an appropriate manner. He also started his first sport…karate. To our delight, he has been enjoying class, keeping up with…

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Talks Up and Listening Test

Hi Everyone, in April I had the opportunity to fly to Philadelphia to train for the level 2 Tomatis certification. Our training consisted of learning how to administer and interpret the listening test as well as how to operate our new portable device called the Talks Up. The listening test can be administered to children…

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Sensory Processing Disorder and the Tomatis Method

“It’s too bright out here.” “That’s too loud.” “The tag is hurting my back.” ” That smells bad.” ” I don’t want to eat that, it tastes yucky.” These are some of the types of complaints made by children with sensory processing disorder. But what exactly is sensory processing disorder? Sensory processing disorder  is very…

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