Give your child some time and space to react
Many children with sensory processing disorder need more time to react than other children. Therefore you should give them enough space and time.
Try to avoid telling your child what to do or not do all the time. We are inclined to do so if a child is a bit slow or clumsy, is accident prone or reacts in another way than we expect. We try to help him with words to put him in the right direction.
When carrying out the activities and games described further on the children are touched and moved in order to incite them to respond. In this way they use their tactile sense, sense of balance, postural sense and sense of movement. They must use these senses themselves, someone else cannot do this for them. It is important for them to experience whether an activity is successful or not.
Els Rengenhart © 2009