I write this blog as me, not just as an OT, or anything else I happen to be. I write it as all of me. I write because I think a lot, sometime I think that I think too much. The one area I spend most of my time thinking about is sensory integration, and how it affects me every moment of every second of every day. I am keenly aware of my sensory needs and of the sensory information being fed to me from my environment, whether or not I desire it or am capable of processing it all. I spend a good portion of my day attempting to make sense of the sensory needs of others, which I often do by relying on my own understanding of my personal sensory processing skills and experiences.
I could talk about "sensory stuff" forever, because it makes people make much sense to me. So I guess, for right now, this blog will serve as a medium for me to "talk" to you all of you about my sensory musings, because there are a lot of them!
For all of you out there, wondering about me - yes, I have my fair share of less-than-typical sensory needs, which I become more aware of on a daily basis. Feel free to ask questions in the comment section of the blog and I'll do my best to answer them.
First thought of the day - I'm off to bed soon, and although the heat is on and it's too warm in my room for a duvet, I will sleep with one anyway because of the weight of the covers. Without the weight I toss and turn, my legs twitch, and i just can't relax. Once I have heavier covers on me, I can relax and fall asleep quickly. Blankets and comforters don't do the trick - a down duvet does. Sleep tight!!
Hi, my name is Nat and I'm the co-owner of Sprocket Therapy Solutions. I work with a colorful rainbow of kids and grownups on a daily basis and as a result, I think a lot. This blog is a way for me to share some of my thoughts with the world.