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hard things

Madeline is struggling. There’s T1, and then there’s a significant sensory processing disorder. She hates her body. She feels betrayed. Many times she has asked me “Why did these things happen to me?” Her perception is that no one else in her world—and therefore, no one else—struggles with these challenges. She feels different, damaged, inhibited. … Continue reading

Houston, we have a (sensory) problem…

Madeline has a sensory integration disorder affecting her oral, tactile and vestibular systems. When I pay attention to her development, I can see clearly that it emerged during her infancy. She loved to be “thrown” backward while seated on my lap, leaving her hanging upside down. When I would not accommodate this need, she figured … Continue reading

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