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.
Through this blog I share with you my journey of understanding The Sensory Seeker, and how he has grown and developed, as well as how I grow and develop as a Sensory Seeker of knowledge.
On starting this blog my son was 4, about to go to school. He had no diagnosis (of any description) and he had a Statement of Special Educational needs for 20 hours a week (his school week was 30 hours). I received 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 was mobile and so any mobility issues would not be considered until his 5th birthday).
You can follow his journey, as well as his older brother’s and my own realisation that I am most likely Neurodiverse here. I also realised how many of the sensory needs are evident with those who are Autistic. That the eldest who was diagnosed (finally) at 10 years old with Asperger’s syndrome was anxiously sucking on his t-shirt so that it was soaking wet, and his lip was all sore, and eating biros, wasn’t just “one of those” and there were/are things out there to help.