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.
The Visual sense is all about sight. It allows you to see color, contrast and shapes. This sense shapes how you perceive things in the world, therefore those with SPD/ASD who have difficulties with their visual sense may see the world differently to others.
Busy places such as shopping centers may be too overwhelming for their visual system and could cause a meltdown.
Preemptive measures can be taken by parents to help the child self soothe before these anxious states are reached, such as sunglassess.
This sense tells us what to pay attention to and what to avoid, this is often why children with ASD/SPD may suffer in schools as they find it difficult to visually keep track of tasks and pay attention to one specific thing as their brain doesn't allow them to filter out distractions that the visual sense has picked up.
Super Calm creates a pathway to build resilience to these stimuli for neurologically diverse children. By understanding your childs 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.