A Day in the Life of a Sensory Kid

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Feature photo credit: Marian Ashley Photography

My son was identified about a year ago as having SPD. If he could tell his story, I imagine it might be something like this:

Hey, I am five years old and this is kind of how my day goes.

When I wake up in the morning, I may or may not have slept well, depending on how much was going through my brain and whether or not the melatonin tablet worked this time. There’s a chance I may have woken up during the night and climbed into my parents’ bed. I may have gone back to sleep there or stayed away for hours with my mind racing and my body wanting so badly to get up and move.

My mommy and daddy try to keep me in a routine so that I can get things done in the morning. I have to make my bed, eat breakfast, and get dressed before any screen time or other activities. Otherwise, I get so distracted I may not be able to get these things done. Some days it’s very easy to do these things and I┬ádo them quickly. Other times, I don’t know why, but it’s hard to make my body obey my mind. It may have something to do with how well I slept but I’m not sure. Sometimes it’s just different. Continue reading “A Day in the Life of a Sensory Kid”