EP 5 – SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDERS AND FRAGILE X (FOR THERAPISTS OR FAMILIES/CARERS)
Bev Kadish, occupational therapist, recorded on 31 May 2022.
Sensory processing difficulties are very common for children and adults who have Fragile X syndrome, and can impact daily living and behaviours.
Bev outlined the importance of creating a Sensory Diet and how to implement it practically; what sensory integration therapy is and how it helps with Sensory Processing Disorders; maintaining self-regulation for optimal performance. Bev gave approaches to managing sensory processing disorders across a range of environments- home, school, day care centres etc to help give the person who has Fragile X the best chance to feel calm, alert and organised as a result of appropriate sensory input.
This recording was preceded by a session for CARERS/FAMILY MEMBERS on Sensory Processing and Fragile X syndrome on 24 May 2022. (Podcast Episode 4)
Bev Kadish is an occupational therapist who has been working with children and adults with Fragile X syndrome for over 20 years, through her own practice (Write Start) and with the Fragile X Alliance Clinic in Melbourne.