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A Little On Sensory Processing

If we knew back in the nineties, what we know now about Apraxia and all related, potential disorders, my diagnosis would definitely go beyond that of only 'Apraxia.' There has been an abundance of growth in knowledge, research, and therapies from the nineties til now especially.

The most notable is when I was diagnosed it was 'Apraxia' and only Apraxia. The concept of having different levels from moderate to severe wasn't really practiced nor mentioned. There was a simplicity to the label because there was much unknown. What was also largely unknown was a potential, related disorder called 'Sensory Processing Disorder,' which I hope to shed some light on.

Sensory Processing Disorder, in its oversimplified definition, is a miscommunication between how the body perceives or senses [through touch or even listening] and how the brain reacts to that sensation. Basically, even the most simplest of sensations-like the feeling of a clothing tag or denim against you…

The Apraxia Kids Conference: Charlotte, North Carolina 2018

We don't meet people by accident,  They are meant to cross our path for a reason.

TIPS! The Apraxia National Conference!

I'm attending the Apraxia National Conference next week in Charlotte, North Carolina and it's only my second year attending! My time at the conference has been interesting to say the least; last year I spoke with my Mom and this year I am attending as an Apraxia Kids Board Member. Despite my different roles, there are some tips and good things to know for anyone attending:

1. Prepare to be overwhelmed
There is so much information! If you're not overwhelmed emotionally by the amount of experts, professionals, first-hand Apraxia accounts all in one place, your brain will definitely be overwhelmed by all the information.

My Tip? Take Notes. They don't need to capture every single detail [as much as we'd like to], but at least write out 2-5 of the biggest takeaways from each session. It'll keep the Big Ideas fresh and easy to return to when you go home.

2. Talk to People
This includes NEW people. Sure, you will see your friends, maybe even Facebook Friends, but th…