Surviving the holidays with an SPD child

Forget thriving, how can we survive the holiday season with a neurodivergent child? Well I don’t have a magic wand, but I do have some tips for you to hopefully set you all up for success. Here’s a hint- it all has to do with building in familiar routines. [continue reading]

Interview with Nicole Parish, Autistic Content Creator and Artist

Welcome everyone to a VERY exciting episode of the Sensory WISE Solutions Podcast for parents.

I have a TREAT for you all because I have Nicole Parish, who is the content creator and artist behind @soundoftheforest on tik-tok (with 1.7 million followers!)

Tune in to this episode to listen to Nicole’s experience of getting diagnosed with Autism in her adulthood, what her childhood experiences were like with some of her Autistic traits and how she’s found support. [continue reading]

Going through a rough patch

This episode is completely unscripted but was so therapeutic for me to just talk and vent it all out. I’ll talk about why it’s so hard to keep up with her regulation, what’s going on with her at school, and even touch on our tough decision of not having any more children. [continue reading]

Classroom Accommodations for Sensory Needs

It’s our job as parents and educators to make sure that our children’s learning styles and sensory needs are supported and accommodated in the classroom. What are some of the classroom modifications and accommodations we can ask for to support our children with sensory differences? I’ll answer that in this podcast episode. [continue reading]

Sensory Sensitivity Signs in children

Let’s talk about what it can look like when a child has a low sensory threshold. These are known as the sensory sensitive children, sensory avoiders, hypersensitive children. They often go into fight or flight mode. This sensory profile can also overlap with anxiety.

Let’s talk about what it can look like when a child has a low sensory threshold. These are known as the sensory sensitive children, sensory avoiders, hypersensitive children. They often go into fight or flight mode. This sensory profile can also overlap with anxiety. [continue reading]

Part 1 of 4: Our Story with SPD

I’m kicking off the first season with a 4 part series detailing our journey thus far with SPD. I get real raw and vulnerable sharing a lot of the behind the scenes in our first few years of Liliana’s SPD.

In this episode, I talk about our early challenges with sleep, how I “accidentally” sleep trained her, post partum rage and my first feelings of isolation. [continue reading]

Part 3 of 4: Our Story with SPD

I’m kicking off the first season with a 4 part series detailing our journey thus far with SPD. I get real raw and vulnerable sharing a lot of the behind the scenes in our first few years of Liliana’s SPD.

In this episode, I got extremely emotional remembering some of the darkest days in this whole journey. I share a lot of the frustration and other huge emotions that come up when I think about how impactful Liliana’s huge meltdowns were for us and what the turning point was. [continue reading]

Part 2 of 4: Our Story with SPD

I’m kicking off the first season with a 4 part series detailing our journey thus far with SPD. I get real raw and vulnerable sharing a lot of the behind the scenes in our first few years of Liliana’s SPD.

In this episode, I talk about Liliana’s earliest signs of sensory sensitivity and anxiety, how I got a referral for evaluations and why I’m so pissed off at Ironman.

*I did use one explitive at the end of the episode, you’ve been warned ?
In this episode, I talk about our early challenges with sleep, how I “accidentally” sleep trained her, post partum rage and my first feelings of isolation. [continue reading]

Part 4 of 4: Our Story with SPD

This is the last part of the 4 part series detailing our journey with SPD. Make sure to go back and listen to parts 1-3 for more details.

This is the happy ending I’m happy to share with you all. Through all of our hard work, Liliana is thriving in pre-K and has shown huge improvement with her emotional regulation skills. There’s still a ton of work for us to do, but for now, I’m giving myself a pat on the back. [continue reading]