Sensory Overload, Severe Mood Dis-regulation, Anxiety, ADHD,
and Social Difficulties make for very, very, very long days!
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This little guy's body posture is representative of the frustration which is frequently experienced by children with such neurological difficulties and characteristic of self soothing needs.
Before we had any diagnosis, awareness, or understanding, it used to make my heart bleed to watch my son rock or rub his forehead red on the floor to soothe his frustrations. Sometimes his little world was just too big and too overwhelming. He still struggles, but to a much lesser extent and there is help and healing in the process of understanding and education.
Here is a peek into what a few moments
in "his" shoes might look like:
Imagine this "annoyance" all the time (24/7) when you are trying to work, play, talk to someone, read, relax, or whatever:
- How would you feel day after day, week after week?
- How would you learn as a child when this is what your mind does to you all the time?
- Would you be stressed, irritable, anxious, tired, or something else...?
Imagine if the coping skills you intrinsically use to deal with stress are deemed "maladaptive" and are viewed by society as a bit more than odd or quirky.
And what if your coping skills interfere with your learning and or daily functioning as you are always over stressed and overcompensating in a world that assaults your senses?
Through "their" Eyes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiOI365yD1Q
Aspergers and Anxiety - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBTDWJzgzqM&feature=youtu.be
So, what happens?
What do I do?
I Educate Myself and Our Support System!
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