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Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Challenges


Does your child over-react to the sensation of clothing, physical contact, light, sound, food, or other sensory input?
Does your child show little or no reaction to stimulation, even pain or extreme hot and cold? 

They may be suffering from a sensory processing disorder – when information is not taken in or interpreted accurately.  This can result in problems with daily functioning, social relationships, behavioral challenges, regulating emotions, self-esteem, and learning. 

Meriter is offering a class to help parents and caregivers navigate the world of sensory processing.  You will learn helpful strategies to make each day a positive experience and help your child gain a sense of control in their daily life.  The class will be led by a pediatric occupational therapist and there will be a pediatric case manager available to provide information on community resources.  This FREE class will be offered 4 times a year for any caregiver/parent/guardian. 

Due to an unexpected illness, the October 15, 2015 class has been cancelled.


The next class will be on January 21, 2016 

Time:  6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Meriter Hospital, 2 North 202 S. Park Street

The class will have two guest speakers: Leslie Redmond, who is the mother of an adult child with an autism and mental health diagnosis, to share their family’s journey from childhood into adulthood. She will be joined by Dr. Benson, a psychologist in Madison who has been dedicated to working with families of children with autism and other diagnosis in our community for many years.

If you have any questions or if you would like to register for the class, please contact pediatric occupational therapy at (608) 417-6173 or email


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