Do you know what sensory processing disorder feels like?

It’s been about a month since I shared any of our family’s homeschooling journey here on Smart. Since then, we’ve gotten through Christmas, and I’ve shared some highlights of all sorts of things on Our School at Home, the family blog.

There’s a particular topic I want to talk about here in light of the just-passed holiday hecticness. I’ve said in other posts that I don’t always mention that Sarah, who’s just a couple months shy of 13, lives with Asperger’s, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sensory processing disorder, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

It’s not that I forget about these things – or that they’re not important. It’s that our day-to-day life mitigates a lot of the challenges these issues present, and that’s a good thing.

But it’s hard for me to explain how hard the holidays are for us, specifically as it relates to sensory challenges. So this week, I shared a video and some personal stories in the post What is it like to live with sensory processing disorder?

Possibly more than anything else I’ve shared here on Smart, I hope you’ll check this out. It’s almost certain that, whether you know it or not, someone you love struggles with sensory issues. I hope this will help shed some light on how rough that invisible illness can be.


My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!

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