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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

M is for Movies

 I am still behind on the A to Z challenge..



 I am doing letter M... For movies...
My son.. he likes to go to the movies.. but he has sensory processing issues.. for those of you who have never heard this term.. It is a universal subject and affects male and female.... It was called Sensory intergration dysfunction now it is called Sensory Processing... It refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether you are biting into pizza, riding a scooter, or reading the newspaper, your successful completion of the activity requires processing sensation...
 I myself.. struggle with it...I have sensory issues to noise... touch... and  spatial relations...
The cause of SPD like the causes of ADHD are not really identified...It could have been coded into his genetic material..from me??? or the birth complications...???I think it is genetic and environmental.


Children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder often have problems with motor skills... and other abilities. They feel different... and become socially isolated.. and may suffer from low-self-esteem.
I was labeled clumsy.. by my friends, teachers and my parents.


Many children with SPD are just as intelligent as their peers.. they are just wired differently. Occupational therapy helped my son with some of his sensory intergration issues...I have talked about Sensory diets... here on my blog before.. so I won't bore you again... but since some children.... have difficulty with the loud surround sound... or the dark.... of  the theatre.. I have found this......






 GO to www.rosendaletheatre.org to see a list of all there movies...



 I found a movie theatre in Rosendale.. that appeals to sensory processing disorder and Autism.. and some say Aspbergers.. They serve gluten free snacks too...
 They are showing ET....May 14th for only 3.00 per person... and 2 showings.. 11am and 4pm




The screening at 11:00 am will have the lights partially up, the sound turned down, and children who need to move and make noise during the movie will not be discouraged from doing so. Additionally, concessions for those with special dietary needs will be available and moviegoers are also allowed to bring their own snacks. Children with autism and other sensory sensitivity often find it difficult to be in a darkened movie theater with loud sound, and can also have a hard time sitting for 2 hours. For these reasons Rosendale Theatre Children's Programming Committee is presenting this special screening for youth with sensory sensitivity. We are also working with knowledgeable community members to make all of our children's programming more accessible to youth with sensory sensitivity. Thank you to the Autism Society of the Hudson Valley for their support and guidance.



So now we all can enjoy the MOVIES>>>>

2 comments:

Ella said...

I so am glad the community is pulling together to make this available. It makes sense; when I think about it.
I bet we all know someone who has sensory sensitivity. Thanks for being informative and putting it out there~
I hope you and your son have a wonderful time!

doreen said...

I would just be beside myself and would probably cry through the whole movie (which for some reason makes him really smile) if I could take my autistic grand son to a movie theater. Congratulations to your community for pulling together for these kids (and adults).
Great post!

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