My Other Sensory Stuff

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about my experiences with sensory processing problems as another installment in the “My Diagnosis” Series. In my last installment in this series, I talked about my auditory processing disorder specifically. However, there are other ways that sensory processing effects my life.

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My Auditory Processing Disorder

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today. I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about my experiences with Auditory Processing Disorder as another installment in the “My Diagnosis” Series.

This disorder is also known as: Central Auditory Processing Disorder and Receptive Language Disorder

To start off, Auditory Processing Disorder is a neurological disorder in which a person has difficulty properly interpreting sounds received by the ears, particularly the phonemes of speech. Auditory Processing Disorder is common in ADHD and ASD. So, it could be caused by either of these conditions, both or neither. No way to tell really.

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Find Your Fidget

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today. I’m glad that you are here. Today, I’m going to be talking about fidget toys. I never imagined how helpful having a fidget would be. I was encouraged to try one when I was diagnosed with ADHD and I went into it thinking that it was not going to be helpful. It seemed like such a silly thing and something way to simple to be of much use. Well, I was wrong. It is one of the most effective things that I have used.

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My Special Interest

Hello my Zebra and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today. I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about my Obsessive or Special Interest. This is something that is considered a common trait for people with autism and I didn’t talk about it when I posted about autism, so I decided that I would make an additional post for the “My Diagnosis” series so that I could talk about it.

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My Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today. I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about my experiences with Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors or BFRB as another installment in the “My Diagnosis” Series. This post comes with a warning: there are some photos included that show injuries from BFRB. Please, don’t proceed with the post if this kind of photo will trigger you.

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I am not the person you see
as I am living here behind my mask.
You have taught me
that be who I am isn’t safe.
You taught me this with your words,
with the way you’ve shunned me.
You taught me this when you laughed
and made fun of me for being different.
The teacher lied to me,
when she said that words could never hurt me.
Sticks and stones break my bones
and the words cut something deeper.
When you told me, I wasn’t good enough, I believed you.
When you told me, I was lazy, I believed you.
These words you gave me,
became part of who I am.
What is said, is done.
You can never take them back.
And now I live here, behind my mask.