For the first year we knew my son had Sensory Processing Disorder, we didn’t exactly hide it but I didn’t talk about it publicly. Then, once I started letting friends know about it, I decided it was better to be honest than to try to hide the fact that we were facing SPD as a family. So why did I feel so nauseous when I announced on the Web that my sons has SPD?
It really made me think about how often SPD is something that families deal with in silence. It’s something that stays within our doors. It’s something we don’t feel like they can talk about publicly. Based on my own experience, people often just don’t understand what I’m talking about, or they look at me as if I’m crazy. Am I making this up? Am I just some hovering mother who’s overreactive? Even though I knew the truth in my heart, these questions haunted me. …continue reading