Helping Anxious Kids with Self-Regulation & Sensory Overload

Helping Anxious Kids with Self-Regulation & Sensory Overload

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 82 Kid Edition: How to Explain Sensory Processing to Kids

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 82 Kid Edition: How to Explain Sensory Processing to Kids

Does your child have sensory issues? Sensory issues are a common companion to anxiety and OCD. That can make an already difficult situation that much more difficult!

Often parents have a reactive approach to Sensory Processing Disorder. They put out fires as they come and often meltdowns are par for the course.

Many of us don’t think about equipping our kids with skills to handle their own sensory struggles.

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PSP 073: Anxious Kids with Sensory Processing Issues: Advice, Resources & The Best Sensory Toys!

PSP 073: Anxious Kids with Sensory Processing Issues: Advice, Resources & The Best Sensory Toys!

Anxiety and sensory issues are like peanut butter and Jelly. They exist alone, but where you find one, you’ll often find the other. Unfortunately, anxiety can increase sensory issues and sensory issues can increase anxiety. This can feel like a never-ending vicious cycle.

So how are you supposed to handle your child’s sensory struggles? What’s the best approach? What are the best resources? What are the best sensory toys? We spend most of our time talking about anxiety, but today it is all about the sensory processing struggles!

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PSP 044: Just Right OCD: What it is and Why it is Misunderstood and Mislabeled as Perfectionism or Sensory Processing Disorder

PSP 044: Just Right OCD: What it is and Why it is Misunderstood and Mislabeled as Perfectionism or Sensory Processing Disorder

Your child is erasing and rewriting their homework…again. She is asking you over and over again if her answers sound right. She checks and rechecks that you understand what she is trying to tell you. Is she a perfectionist? Or could it be something more? Your son tightens one shoe and then the other. “No!” He shouts. The left one is not as tight as the right. He unties the shoes and begins again. Tying and tying. Over and over again. Does he have Sensory Processing Disorder or could it be something different? Just Right OCD is often missed. It can look like so many other issues.

So what is Just Right OCD and how do you help kids who have it? Let’s talk…

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PSP 026: When Sounds Cause a Child’s Brain to Rage: Understanding Misophonia Triggers

PSP 026: When Sounds Cause a Child’s Brain to Rage: Understanding Misophonia Triggers

It’s dinner time. You prepare for battle. You put the spaghetti down and find yourself tensing up. It doesn’t take long. One slurp. One fork scraping teeth. The screaming begins. The doors get slammed. Dinner is over. This happens every night. But, it’s not just dinner. There are many other sounds that cause your child to rage out of control. Misophonia has been destroying the peace in your house. Misophonia triggers are everywhere.

Misophonia triggers aren’t about noises being perceived as too loud (hyperacusis), it is about pattern-based noises triggering the limbic system, causing suffers to instantly feel rage, disgust and anxiety when exposed to certain noises.

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Are Fidget Spinners Really Helpful for Anxious Kids or is it Just a Fad?

Are Fidget Spinners Really Helpful for Anxious Kids or is it Just a Fad?

It started about a month ago. My daughter came home from school and wanted a “fidget spinner.” She thought it might help with her anxiety. I had heard of fidget toys, but never a fidget spinner. As a child therapist I am normally ahead of the curve with kid crazes, but not this one.

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PSP 015: The Link Between Sensory Processing and Child Anxiety

PSP 015: The Link Between Sensory Processing and Child Anxiety

In this episode I talk about the overlap between sensory processing issues and child anxiety. Many anxious children also have sensory issues as well.

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Does your Child Hate Tags & Jeans and Loves Seamless socks? We Should Talk.

Does your Child Hate Tags & Jeans and Loves Seamless socks? We Should Talk.

If you scour the internet for seamless socks and buy multiple pairs of the same exact pants because your child will actually wear them, you are not alone. There are many of us out there, dealing with sensitive children who give us a long list of criteria for what they are willing to wear.

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The Link Between Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety

The Link Between Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety

Do you know there is a link between Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety? It is not a coincidence that kids with SPD often have anxiety.

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My Shift from Therapist to Mom of a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

My Shift from Therapist to Mom of a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

 Tell me about your biggest struggle raising a child with Anxiety or OCD and I will tell you where to start based on your particular situation. I will also give you a FREE Video Tip and RESOURCE GUIDE customized to your needs. YES! PLEASE HELP My Shift from Therapist to Mom of a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder I am a Therapist Mother of a […]

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Video Lesson: What is Sensory Processing

Video Lesson: What is Sensory Processing

Do you ever wonder what is sensory processing disorder? Take this 6 minute video lesson and learn the basics of sensory processing disorder. Click here to get started! For 20% off the video course How to Parent Your Anxious Kids click the link below: For more articles on sensory processing follow Anxious Toddlers board: Follow Anxious Toddlers’s board TODDLER Sensory issues on Pinterest. For in-depth […]

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What the Heck are Sensory Issues?

What the Heck are Sensory Issues?

What’s all the buzz around sensory issues? What is sensory processing? In my world of child therapy – I have made an incorrect assumption that everyone knows and understands sensory processing issues. I am reminded weekly in my therapy sessions with parents that this is not the case and that parents often feel lost and confused around this topic. For those parents I work with and […]

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10 Signs of an Anxious Toddler

10 Signs of an Anxious Toddler

 Tell me about your biggest struggle raising a child with Anxiety or OCD and I will tell you where to start based on your particular situation. I will also give you a FREE Video Tip and RESOURCE GUIDE customized to your needs. YES! PLEASE HELP What are the signs of an anxious toddler?   Many parents and even mental health professionals will miss the early […]

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