Being in a large, noisy crowd can be overwhelming, overstimulating, and intimidating for anyone. Add a sensory processing disorder, and you can understand why some children struggle with going to the Calgary Stampede or other crowded places in the summer.
Since parents want their child to be able to have the same fun experiences as their peers in the summer, the solution does not have to be avoiding these places all together. Here are some tips to make trips to the Stampede more enjoyable for everyone.
Even if the trip does not go as planned, pat yourself on the back for trying and remember that there are lots of other times and places to practice coping with big crowds.
Registered Provisional Psychologist