Friends, I'm going to make this brief because summer is upon us and my life is already upside down. So let's talk ORIGAMI! As you know, origami is a beautiful Japanese paper art tradition. It's also a multi-sensory activity, involving hand-eye coordination, bilateral coordination (using both hands is so important!), patience, sequentiality, focus, detailed instructions, and the magic of turning a two-dimensional object into a three-dimensional one. So, my ADHD/SPD kid has taken on origami this past month, inspired by an Around the World unit at school. Like many ADHD children, he has laser-sharp focus when he's interested in something, but the addition of Sensory Processing Disorder, along with delays in fine motor skills and visual perception to the mix, caused him to literally fight ...
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Back in March, I was dropping off the paperwork for my son’s camps at the YMCA and I had an oversize planner full of colorful sticky notes. The attendant at the desk opened her eyes wide and exclaimed what I could only interpret as a joke: “Wow. You’re the most organized parent I’ve ever seen.” I rushed to correct […]