Posts Tagged “sensory”

A hairbrush!

By | October 13, 2013

I never ever thought I’d get a picture of D voluntarily brushing her hair, but there she is, brushing and looking at her reflection, like the little lady she is turning out to be. Hairbrushing and hair washing have always been a bit of a sensory nightmare for D, the brushes were always "too spiky" […]

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Minions and discovering settings.. Sat 12th Oct 2013

By | October 12, 2013

D has had (in her words) "the best day", it’s involved some crafting, nature and the settings on her iPad. Me, I seem to have a headcold, one of those horrible sound-gets-amplified-type-ones. So, the discovery of the various sounds in settings has been..interesting. It hasn’t meant that the sound is played once, nope, this could […]

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A brrrreezy school run today, this was D, snuggled…

By | October 11, 2013

A brrrreezy school run today, this was D, snuggled up to prevent a cold nose, playing on iPad 🙂 #autism #sensory http://t.co/fASsYMGfBd Jeannette (@AutismMumma)October 11, 2013

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Have box, will travel Sat 31st Aug 2013

By | August 31, 2013

D always amazes me with her ability to craft something out of bluetack, tissue paper and elastic bands, it seems to calm her (fortunately) if she’s anxious and I guess it’s something she’ll always be able to do. Little pieces of crafting material can easily and discreetly be carried around in a bag, after all. […]

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Clippers and cuddles! Thurs 29th Aug 2013

By | August 29, 2013

Now, one of the words in tonight’s title has been better received than the other… Let’s start with the positives, D is overjoyed that my neck is better today, as she put it "I can now have tight cuddles, yippee!". Much needed as she had nightmares last night, involving dreaming of a man blowing up […]

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Phew! Tues 27th Aug 2013

By | August 27, 2013

We lost D for a few minutes this afternoon, but it felt like a lot longer. She got anxious because Hubbie was bringing his 3-tier ladder into the garden, something she knew was happening but wasn’t prepared for the metallic clanking and the barking of next door’s dog (that barks incessantly if you so much […]

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A Hug #Prose4T

By | August 15, 2013

Hugs: A hug, a squeeze, it means so much, for my children, the gift of touch. A hug can calm, can soothe, can regulate. A hug may ease anxieties far quicker than something you can medicate. A hug for my girl, a hug for my boy. A hug to ease sorrow, a hug to reflect […]

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Massive Cuddles Monday! 12th August 2013

By | August 12, 2013

I’ve felt like we’ve had a queuing system today for cuddles, squeezes and bear hugs. Which is nice, everyone likes cuddles, but T and D seem to have needed them continually. I’ll finish bear-hugging and being squeezed by one, turn around and there’s the other, wanting the same…and more. Both symptomatic of yesterday I guess. […]

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Snuggles! Sat 10th August 2013

By | August 10, 2013

If there was one picture that summed up our day, it would be this: This is D, some time after she’d fallen up our back step. She was angry before it happened – hence her distraction – and the fall just made her angrier. This made establishing whether she was hurt difficult because she went […]

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Bunny and “becoming an adult”

By | July 31, 2013

If I take a picture of D, you can more-or-less guarantee it will include Bunny. Bunny is her calming tool, her anxiety reliever. Bunny goes everywhere with her, wherever we go that little hand-held Bunnster will come along too. If she’s drawing, then Bunny is held between her upper arm and body, ever near, an […]

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