FINDING THE RIGHT “SENSORY DIET” FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR REGULATING EMOTION AND SUSTAINING OPTIMAL ENERGY
Whether we’re kids or grown-ups, we all find unique ways to calm ourselves, rouse ourselves or stay focused on a challenging task, and we use all our senses to do so. Whether we splash cold water on our face, listen to rock or Bach, go for a run, suck a peppermint, gnaw on our pencil (or our shirt, like Erin’s son used to), we are creating a “sensory diet” for ourselves. Kate Biederman, an occupational therapist fromSt. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, joins Marti & Erin to shine light on how we can be more aware and intentional in helping our children find the “sensory diet” that will allow them to be their best at home, school or on a trip to the mall. In helping our children do this, we are sure to help ourselves as well! TUNE IN HERE!