As a parents of children with Sensory Processing Disorder we often deal with “the looks” from others about our child’s “behavior”. We are left to explain the reason why our child is hiding behind us in social situations, does not respond to social greetings or needs more support than the other kids when playing with peers. We are often put in a situation where we have to decide – do we speak about our child’s challenges in front of him in order to help others understand his behavior or do we just not explain why she is acting a certain way and ‘take it’ when she is labeled as behavioral? It is these very situations that lead me to create these cards.
Download the sheet, print, cut these cards apart and hand them out as needed. They will become a new way for you to respond when you feel stuck about the best way to respond to others. They are a great way to prepare family before you see them if you have not in awhile or to communicate to fellow parents on the playground when you feel something needs to be said, but you are not sure what.
I hope they help you to navigate this tricky social space we all get ourselves into!