I was over on Sensory Processing Disorder’s Facebook page the other day and saw a really good tip mentioned. I have to share it with you guys!!!
A lot of individuals with autism benefit from the use of compression clothing. The idea behind it being the compression of the clothing gives the child a single sensation to focus on versus the countless ones they could be experiencing in an environment. Compression clothing can be really expensive to buy and it’s the reason we haven’t tried it yet. But then I saw this tip and I can’t believe I never thought of it before.
Instead of spending money on expensive compression clothing for your kiddo, try buying children’s rash guards that are a size too small instead. Obviously, you don’t want it to be too tight or too loose for your kiddo, but it’s definitely worth a shot. I think I’ll start saving his rash guards each year to use as compression clothing the next year.
I can’t wait to try this idea out with my kiddo! What a great money saving idea!
“When autistic people have special interests or passions, they are often labeled as obsessions. Passions fuel the Soul. Special interests which do not cause harm, should be encouraged, not thwarted.”
There are a lot of things I like about this article, but I think my favorite advice is to pick your battles. We’re only about 5 months into our journey of being diagnosed and I’ve learned so much along the way.
I’ve learned that things with my children don’t have to be perfect every single day and some days will be better than others. Celebrate the small victories and keep putting one foot in front of the other.