The Sensory Seeker came about because my youngest son is a Sensory Seeker – always touching things, needing more, licking, biting, covering himself in anything he could. But I am also a Sensory Seeker as I am seeking the information to help make his life easier. He is sometimes a Sensory Avoider too.
Now I’m reading and digesting all this information it turns out it’s not so new after all – and that my 16 year old son with Aspergers had it all the time. So when he was anxiously sucking on his t-shirt so that it was soaking wet, and his lip was all sore, wasn’t just “one of those” and there were/are things out there to help.
Through this blog I will share with you my journey of understanding my little Sensory Seeker, and how he grows and develops, as well as how I grow and develop as a Sensory Seeker of knowledge.
On starting this blog my son is 4, about to go to school. He has no diagnosis (of any description) and he has a Statement of Special Educational needs for 20 hrs a week (they are in school for 30 hours). I do receive Disability Living Allowance for him – because it is not about whether he has a diagnosis or not, it’s about whether his care needs are higher than those of his peers (he is mobile and so any mobility issues will not be considered until his 5th birthday).