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Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges in Kids

Our external senses— smell, sight, touch, and taste—along with lesser-known internal ones like balance and location— are constantly working to help us make sense of our world around us. This intricate process, often known ‘sensory processing,’ is the foundation of many daily tasks. For some children, navigating this sensory processing can be more challenging.

In today’s episode, our hosts chat with Tammie, a parent who shares her personal story of supporting her child with sensory processing challenges, and Courtney Hall, BCCH Occupational Therapist. Together they:

  • Talk about different types of sensory preferences - like hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity
  • Look at other conditions that can go along with sensory processing issues and
  • Offer tips and resources for parents and caregivers to support a child with sensory processing challenges 
     

Episode Transcript

Episode Resources:

Kelty Website: Sensory Processing Challenges
Website: Star Institute
Book: The Out of Sync Child, Carol Kranowitz
Parent Peer Support for Families at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

Guest bios
Tammie
Parent

Tammie Aiwekhoe is a mother of 2, embracing neurodiversity in a changing world.

Courtney Hall
Occupational Therapist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Courtney is a fun and active therapist who easily builds rapport with children and families. Her education and training shines through her therapy sessions and she always works from a foundation with her skills and learnings. She had worked in both the private and public sector, in various settings, and is currently working at BC Children’s Hospital on the child and adolescent inpatient psychiatry teams.

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