Monday, June 30, 2008

Are People Aware That They May Not Be Aware?

Wow, how do you go about educating the whole world about something? Even in this age of massive communication, it's impossible to try and share something with everyone. I have this burden to inform people everywhere about sensory issues, but it's really not possible is it? Even with Carol Kranowitz's successful book, The Out-of-Sync Child, and Ayres Book, Sensory Integration and the Child, there's still no way to get the information into everyone's hands.
I have quenched my desire to tell many through publishing my magazine, but that's still not "many" enough. I've been asked to speak for two companies across the country starting in the fall. Although I look forward to those audiences, at this point, it's still only speaking to 20-25 groups over several months and that's not "many" enough.
As always, it seems the age old tradition called "word of mouth" will be the most extensive and lasting way to reach the masses. I'd love to hear from any of you who may have a newsletter or listserve that would be interested in spreading the word during National Sensory Awareness Month in October. Maybe between you, me and enough outlets we could reach "many" more.
Just a thought.

48 comments:

goodmum said...

Hi there,

I don't have a newsletter, but I do write a blog about my family's experience with SPD. Would that help at all? I could post a few links on my blog and make sure that I have a banner during the month of October.

Let me know if there's anything I can do. I applaud you for working so diligently toward better awareness of sensory integration therapy.

Thank you!

Kia http://goodmum.wordpress.com/

Patty O. said...

Wow, thanks for all you do for SPD kids. My son happens to be one of those kids and I know what you mean about spreading the word. I have talked to so many people and actually have helped at least one friend have her son diagnosed with SPD. It irks me that in all the parents magazines they spend so much time on issues like ADHD, Lyme disease, and other problems that are so well-publicized, but very rarely mention SPD. Which is really crazy, because I think there are so many more kids out there with it than people realize...

Our Family Is His said...

We are new to SPD. I have a 6 month old that was DX'd with it very recently (after a horrible first few months of life that was so torrential) and that led to us being able to see my 3 year old's issues as they truly were. So now we have two little boys with SPD (my 3 year old also has speech issues, allergy issues and so on. My 6 month old has some allergy and intolerance issues as well.). We are just starting on this journey. I also blog about my kiddos and what we are dealing with. I am going to start using it for more activism awareness issues as well. I am realizing that this is a very unnoticed and poo-poo'd type of disorder that needs to be brought into the mainstream.

Elizabeth Channel said...

Hi! I found you through goodmum's blog. I, too, have a child with SPD and have a blog where I discuss SPD. I'll be happy to do anything I can do to spread the word.

Elizabeth Channel
www.threechannels.com

Sheryle said...

I just started an SPD Connection support group in Fort Worth this past January. Getting the word out has been slow so I know exactly what you mean. The parents who have found the group are incredibly grateful that someone can understand them because sadly many teachers, doctors, even our own family sometimes, do not understand. I just found your site and subscribe to the magazine and got some posters too! Thanks for all you are doing!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i just found your blog on the SI page...and i wanted to stop and say hi. i am a momma of 4 kiddos, 3 wiht major DI issues ages 5, 3 and 10 months. i would love to help out any way i can. i would love to link to you...and i will when done here!

K said...

I just found your blog - I look forward to exploring it
I am a big beleiver in the importance of SIT

Stacey,momof 2 said...

I write a blog about my family, and within that I talk about my son and his SPD...
I'm thinking that I could do just as goodmum suggests.--
Maybe we ought to all connect on Facebook also?

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