If you have read through several of our sections and thought “THAT IS MY BABY!” then may you want to read more about sensory processing and the dysregulation. In premature or ex-NICU infants, it can be relatively common that their development can be a bit skewed and sensitive in the early years without any underlying disorders or conditions being present. However, there you can still apply different ideas to help which will not cause any harm and may lead to you finding your own strategies. If you have any niggles or have noticed a pattern, do bring it up with a health professional. You may have been discharged from a paediatrician, but if your Health Visitor or GP thinks it merits an eye being cast over they can always re-refer or refer to a physiotherapist or occupational therapist if there are paediatric resources in your area.
**note: none of the information provided on this site is a diagnostic tool and you should always consult a professional. SNUG cannot take any responsibility for any external links. We are providing them to the best of our knowledge and understanding, but we are not a health service!**
A Sensory Life. Website written and run by Angie Voss, an American OT who specialises in sensory processing, and inspired this addition to our website. Huge amount of easily digestible information, printables, fact sheets for parents and nursery workers, video links as well as common problems for over- or under-sensitive little ones.
The Sensory Processing Foundation. A US Foundation but with lots of helpful information.
The Sensory Integration Network. A UK & Northern Ireland resource about sensory integration therapy.
The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz. A well respected book about living with sensory processing disorder or sensory quirks that can be attributed to a range of neurological conditions or just part of a child’s personality that may need treating differently to more traditional discipline, introduction or techniques.
Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Loud by Sharon Heller. see above! A valuable resource if you suspect your child is having difficulty registering sensory information and how you can help them accept the input that is causing them discomfort with less distress.