Sensory Based Motor Disorder

Visual System using PostIts

Organization or Obsession?

ShareWhat happens when a person is unable to adequately filter or sort sensory information from her environment? She spends a lot of time feeling threatened. Not emotionally threatened but physically threatened. Her body reacts to sensory input. She can tell herself, “You’re fine, relax.” Other people can tell her. But all the emotional soothing in …

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Sensory Modulation - Exhaustion or Depression

Sensory Modulation Disorder and Depression? Move It! Move It! Move It!

Share“In 1979, I needed to learn more than biology or chemistry or how to deconstruct literature. I needed to learn how to navigate my life as an adult with a sensory modulation and sensory motor disorder.” – Lane “Can you take me to a doctor?” I said into the brown plastic hand piece of my princess …

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Lost 2 – Dead Reckoning

ShareOrienting ourselves in space is one of the most complex activities our brains perform. It relies on a myriad of cognitive functions. Different individuals rely on different mechanisms to perform this challenging feat, everything from observation and memorization to intuition. If you have no “intuition” for it, you must rely on complex cognitive functions to …

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Where am I?

ShareWhat an odd thing it is to lack a sense that most people take for granted. I can get lost anywhere. When navigating in a new setting, to get back from where I was requires that I memorize a string of left/right directions and/or visual cues. When I am at someone’s house for the first …

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Motion Sickness

ShareAs a child, I suffered severe motion sickness. This presented a problem for my mother who was known to wake up any morning and (preschooler in tow) spontaneously drive across the country in her Mercury. When I was four, Janie discovered Dramamine.  Since I couldn’t swallow a pill and chewing it was out of the question, she …

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Random Design Flaws?

ShareSymptoms like motion sickness and no sense of direction sound like random design flaws. However, in the context of Sensory Processing Disorder, they fit like pieces in a cognitive puzzle.

My Dyspraxia

ShareDyspraxia comes in two flavors. I have experience with both: Physical: If you are graceful, it is because you practiced your moves. You, early on, sucked more than most people at sports. People on the playground made fun of you. You may have to work hard for physical confidence because quite often, when you needed …

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