- Do you find yourself at a loss of how to respond to your child when their emotions are running high?
- Does your child seem to have meltdowns more often than you would like?
- Does your child struggle with transitions between activities?
For a child with sensory regulation issues, it can be difficult for a parent to know how to respond and support their child. An inability to regulate oneself can lead to difficulties at school, home, and in the community. Your child may struggle with following directions, listening to adults, relating to and interacting with peers, knowing how to calm down, transitioning between activities, etc. As a parent, you may feel at a loss for what to do to help your child. Children with sensory regulation issues can be quite challenging for parents to know how to respond and what to do to get their child’s needs met.
Wellspring has trained therapists that work with parents to help you understand your child’s needs. The therapist may focus on self-regulation with your child in session to teach your child how to self-soothe as well as providing parent coaching to help you know how to respond to your child in situations where your child is most likely to struggle. Your therapist will work with you to understand your child’s development and provide you with tools and strategies to help you feel more in control.
For young kids, parents may think that the child will just “grow out of it.” But often, these issues can continue to escalate with age. Seeking help early can lead to a more peaceful home environment, greater social and academic success in the school setting, and development of more positive peer and adult relationships. Wellspring’s therapists also work closely with Occupational Therapists to best support you and your child with their sensory needs.