Sensory Parenting

Your Auditory Questions Answered

Hearing Problems In Kids

I receive a lot of auditory questions here. Perhaps because I write about my own auditory processing issues so often. Below please find the top 4 auditory questions answered by auditory specialist Khymberleigh Herwill-Levin, MA. Sp.Ed./AIT and Neurocognitive Practicioner. 1.  Why is music sometimes painful? Your ears are what keep us connected to the world.  If an ear infection, disease or any other condition has been ruled …

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Stadium Seating and SPD

SPD and Stadium Seating

Do your kids act out in stadium seating? Or have a meltdown? Could it be a physical reaction instead of behavioral? I know I couldn’t articulate how I was feeling until recently, and I’m a mom! I’ve always had issues with heights, elevators, floor-to-ceiling windows in skyscrapers, but I’ve dealt by staying clear of danger spots for me and I’m able to keep myself feeling …

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A Sensory Halloween: Costumes, Crafts, and Trick-or-Treating

Sensory Halloween

Prepping For SENSORY Halloween experiences If your child has a sensitive sensory system, it’s best to prep them for new experiences and they can ground themselves and self-regulate before hand. Perhaps jumping on the trampoline, or on the couch if that’s your thing, before going Trick-of-Treating will help cam them. Talk to them before scary characters jump out of the bushes, or watch YouTube videos …

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SPD and Gym Equipment

SPD and Gym Equipment

SPD and Gym Equipment: Falling Off The Treadmill I’ve always self-regulated and kept my SPD under wraps, but this year I’m letting it all out. My confession of the day is that I totally fall off gym equipment, especially elliptical machines, and they’re my favorite. I’m that person you’d see on America’s Funniest Home Videos flying off a treadmill mid-run. Yep, that’s me, a graceful …

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SPD and Heat: It’s Worse When It’s hot

SPD and Heat

SPD and Heat Worldwide we are experiencing relentless heat waves, most notably affecting Europe, the Middle East, and in the Western States here in America. California has been scorching and it’s taking it’s toll on me and my family members with SPD. Sensory Processing Disorder plus heat are not a good combination in my book.  Don’t get me wrong, I love summer time. Swimming, sun …

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Ponytails and Sensory Processing Disorder

Ponytails and Sensory Processing Disorder

Ponytails and Sensory Processing Disorder: A Hairy Situation You wouldn’t think a ponytail would be so complicated.  Simply brush your hair back, collecting it into one hand and wrapping with a rubber band.  But when you have sensory processing disorder, a ponytail takes on a life of its own. For me, an adult with SPD, the perfect spot for my ponytail is the center of my …

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Disneyland Summer Tips: 8 Best Places to Cool Down

Disneyland Summer Tips

Disneyland Summer Tips August is here and it’s blazing in Southern California.  We’re a super sensory sensitive family, so when it’s hot, we get way over heated.  But we love Disneyland, so where do you find some shade at the park when it’s sun scorching hot?  There are many places that have either shade, or air-conditioning.  So plan ahead, or find the closest when your …

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