Summertime is all about the outdoors. But not every kid with sensory challenges wants to jump into long lines or crowded spaces. For this reason, the water park or local pool might not be at the top of your list. Luckily, there are still some great options for sensory kids!
Hyperfixation is when someone becomes so totally immersed in something that they lose awareness of everything else. It can happen to anyone but commonly occurs in individuals with ADHD and autism. We talk about why hyperfixation is neither all-good nor all-bad, what to look for, and how to manage it.
The challenges associated with ASD, SPD, and ADHD are as unique as the children affected. Others demonstrate repetitive behaviors, problems with coordination or impulse control, extreme food preferences, and social deficits. Some experience severe symptoms while others experience signs that are more muted. Regardless of the presentation, broccoli may provide a boost. But it’s not the crunchy green vegetable itself that’s beneficial; it’s the sulforaphane it contains.