Updated: Jul 5, 2021
Here at Super Calm Sensory Products our aim is to educate parents, carers, teachers and children on neurodiversity and the impact it can have on the person caring for the child with a neurodiverse difference. We aim to increase understanding on what is happening in the body of a neurologically different person resulting in greater empathy in understanding certain behaviours. By developing sensory diets and activities aimed towards their specific sensory needs the child should reach optimum levels of arousal to allow them to be present during school and home life.
Someone who has neurologically diverse differences may react differently to others around sensory stimuli and other environmental factors. The overall goal is to promote understanding and increase empathy resulting in a more harmonious environment for all.
Understanding the eight senses and how the may present in neurologically diverse children is a key aspect in furthering your understanding of sensory processsing disorders. Children may present adverse reactions to certain stimuli and by reading our eight blogs you may be better able to identify what senses they are seeking and avoiding.
This is an internal sense. It allows us to know and feel our body awareness, joints, ligaments and muscles. It aids in motor planning.
This is a hidden sense. Receptors in joints tell your brain where your body parts are without having to look at them. A child can seek too little or too much of this sense. Those who seek this sense are often misread and misdiagnosed.
When you are holding a baby this is the sense that allows you to alter the pressure to cradle the baby rather than squish. This sense tells us where our body begins and end.
Children with ASD/SPD who struggle with this sense may benefit from heavy work such as bear crawls, weighted items and carrying heavy items.
Super Calm creates a pathway to build resilience to these stimuli for neurologically diverse children. By understanding your child's sensory needs you may enable them to reach their full potential in an educational setting, increasing emotional-regulation and self soothing.
Please follow the links below in order to see our full range of blogs explaining the senses.