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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 Hospital 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. 

Upcoming class dates:

October 15, 2015
Time:  6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Meriter Hospital, 2 North 202 S. Park Street

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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