Constantly fidgeting and squirming. Invading personal space. Melting down in public. These can be signs of both ADHD and sensory processing issues. While they’re different issues, they have some overlap and can occur together.
As kids grow older, their sensory processing issues may appear differently. Young children with sensory processing issues might be extremely fussy. In grade school, they might be awkward and have difficulty with transitions. And as teenagers, they may have trouble figuring out personal space.
The ice cube! Inspired by my friend Lori. This is my calm down space in my Pre-K classroom. It is made with PVC pipe and tulle. I have a calming caddy with a calming bottle, a squishy ball, a bear, books, and emotion cards in the ice cube.