My name is Hamish. I am 9years old and I live with my mum, dad and my brother. I go to school at Charles Campbell College whereI am in year 5.
I am unique. I like fortnite battle royale/save the world and Beyblades. I have a diagnosis of Autism and Auditory Processing disorder and have challenges with sensory processing. This means that some things can be harder for me and I can become overwhelmed and have trouble managing my emotions at times. I have been working really hard on this in my OT sessions.
my brother Evan age:7
I have been learning about the Zones of Regulation and my triggers that might put me in the blue, yellow, or red zone. This helps me know when I might need a bit of extra support.
-Being yelled at me -Having nobody to play with -Not knowing what to do or running out of ideas/ choices -Not being able to do something I want to do -Having to wait -No warning when things change or I need to do something -Sleep
Touch - like to fiddle/squeeze things Noise - bother by loud noise Oral – bother by textures etc. Movement – need movement breaks
I have also been learning about my sensory processing preferences
It is also important that I recognise when my body is telling me that I am starting to get overwhelmed and I am moving into the blue, yellow or red zone.
Grab my hair Tight muscles Breathing faster Heart rate increase Head down
I have also learnt about strategies I can use throughout the day to help me manage.
Break schedule Theraputty Walks Thinking about the size of the problem Beanbag Lycra Sack