Category Archives: The Sensory Jungle

He Can’t Possibly Smell That…

Oh, yes, he can! It took me over a year to fully believe – after sly tests, misplaced shampoo, and desperate gambles – that my husband could actually smell like a bloodhound.  Okay, I’m exaggerating, but not by much. My … Continue reading

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A Calm Place

Overstimulation, whether it be from noise, activity, or light, is really about the Too Much factor.  Which then shows itself in ourselves, our children, and our loved ones in the form of tics, wild behavior, aggressiveness, panic, giddiness, trembling and … Continue reading

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Octopus No More

Meet my son, the human octopus.  Watch as his hands fly in every direction, fingers grabbing, always moving from one target to the next.  No object stands untouched. Or that used to be my son.  Now the chips, cheeses, bread … Continue reading

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Visually Busy

Heightened senses are one of the prices – and sometimes gifts – endowed upon our loved ones with Asperger’s Syndrome.  It’s not made up,  I promise you.  They really do experience things on a different – and often painful – … Continue reading

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Mouth Noises – Aaaaaaaaaargh

Oh, my.  No subject cuts closest to the heart of ‘drives us crazy’ as mouth noises.  Little clicks and chirps and lip noises. Constant clicks and chirps and lip noises. Family members go from friendly to annoyed to screaming in … Continue reading

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Find those bubble gum machines!

Many of our sensory-challenged children/family members/spouses show either a greater degree of awareness or lesser – I have yet to meet someone that falls smack in the middle. For example, my husband sees everything.  I mean everything.  He knows when … Continue reading

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