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PODCAST #9:

The Emperor's New Onesie

PODCAST #9:

The Emperor's New Onesie

When she was pregnant, Joyce Slaton fantasized about dressing her daughter in little vintage dresses and clothing she’d sewn herself. But even as an infant, Violet refused to wear what Joyce picked out for her. Or, it seemed, anything.

As an infant, Violet would scream when strapped into her car seat

As an infant, Violet would scream when strapped into her car seat

For many months, this was the only dress Violet would wear. Joyce would wash it in the sink.

For many months, this was the only dress Violet would wear. Joyce would wash it in the sink.

Joyce eventually figured out the types of clothes that wouldn't bother Violet. Mother and daughter in matching outfits sewn by Joyce.

Joyce eventually figured out the types of clothes that wouldn’t bother Violet. Mother and daughter in matching outfits sewn by Joyce.

Think your child might be showing signs of Sensory Processing Disorder? Joyce recommends checking out the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. And she wishes she’d found this clothing company earlier.

UPDATE: We made a video of this episode. Check it out!

10 thoughts on “PODCAST #9: The Emperor’s New Onesie

  1. As a pediatric OT I fully enjoyed this story. So many times I have been in the position of amazing parents, sometimes bringing them to tears, because I could understand their child and even almost predict the patterns that were the family’s difficulties. Parents are so thankful to hear that their child is not evil or bad and on top of that there things I can do and educate them about that will help the whole situation It’s the closest I get to being a miracle worker. I feel so blessed to have the knowledge to be able to help these folks at their whit’s end.

  2. Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka is a great book that covers this kind of sensitivity as well as lots of other “difficult” aspects of temperament (intensity, high energy, slow to transition, etc.). It can help you try to get inside your child’s brain and has lots of practical tips to help you work with your kid, rather than (unintentionally) drive each other INSANE!

  3. This podcast really comforted me. I have a five year old son with High Functioning Autism with some communication and sensory difficulties. My husband’s and my experience as parents has been tumultuous since even before our son was born… and it has not stopped.

    The joy of our world also provides us with some of the most complex and confusing moments in our lives. We’ve come a long way…but it always seems as if there is always a 10 foot hurdle to jump.

  4. Thank you for sharing this touching story and helping to spread awareness about Sensory Processing Disorder. Our mission to research this disorder, educate others and advocate for families living with SPD will continue as long as our supporters and communities continue to let their voices be heard.

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