Season Two

EPISODE 16

Episode 16: Supporting Children with a Sensory Disorder w/ Christia DeShields

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Many parents with children diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder, ADHD and/or autism struggle to find resources and support.

Christia DeShields and her husband Kenneth had this experience and have been inspired to share their story with others. The DeShields wrote and published the beautifully illustrated children’s book, Sensory Seeking Sebastian to empower sensory seekers with strategies that help with self-regulation.

During this episode, Christia shares insights to help parents support and encourage their children.

 

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GUEST

Christia DeShields is an educator, author, songwriter, musician, and creative. She and her husband have 3 little boys ages 2, 4, and 6, and they carry the spirit of family everywhere that they go. Sensory Seeking Sebastian is a book that empowers sensory seekers with strategies that help with self-regulation. Christia DeShields has been an educator in the public school system for over 10 years.

She and her husband Kenneth have a son who struggles with ADHD and Proprioceptive Sensory Disorder.  They learned these strategies and many more through Occupational Therapy with their sensory seeker. Since learning these strategies, their son takes the initiative to regulate himself.

Sensory Seeking Sebastian is perfect for families who want to equip their sensory seeker to navigate the challenges of ADHD, Autism, and SPD and is available for purchase on Amazon.

Here’s where you can catch up with Christia:

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Defining ADHD and proprioceptive sensory disorder
  • Symptoms of ADHD and proprioceptive sensory disorder
  • The importance of empowering children and developing grit
  • The power and value of labels and diagnoses
  • Resources for kids with sensory disorders and their families

 

NOTE

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

  • SheConfidential (formerly On Her Terms Defined) episode artwork and video production by Eye AM Media https://www.eyeammedia.com/. Follow on Instagram @eyeammedia

 

 

 


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