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In this coaching call with Seodhna, we talk about the challenges that have popped up with her intense, sensitive, and strong-willed son. 


Seodhna is the mom of 3 boys- ages 3, 6, and 8. She asked me for help with her oldest child, who often is quite challenging and  demanding of her and her family.


We spoke on three separate occasions over the course of a year as she went through the process of getting a diagnosis for her son. We also came up with strategies to help them both during those very intense moments.

We cover:

  • [4:20] What it means to be ‘sensory seeking’
  • [7:55] Exercises Seodhna does with Ronan thanks to occupational therapy
  • [15:30] Introducing laughter and roughhousing to help unpack a full emotional backpack 
  • [25:45] ‘Masking’ as it relates to autism 
  • [37:20] Check in #2: How the initial strategies and recommendations worked for Ronan
  • [40:55] Practicing co-regulation
  • [44:50] Planning for a professional assessment of Ronan
  • [48:30] Check in #3: Life post-assessment and how their family is doing now
  • [52:35] The power in having answers

Episode #68: Coaching with Seodhna: How to Know if Your Child Needs a Professional Diagnosis

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