I know a lot of us have kids with sensory issues, whether diagnosis'd or not. And some of those kids also have asthma. I find this to be a pretty scary combo, personally. thank you and Wiz BOTH have these problems. Wiz has outgrown a lot of the asthma, and adjusted to a lot of the sensory stuff. thank you is learnning to cope with both. One thing that I found really really helped my boys was when I realized they couldn't actually identify when they were having asthma problems. Neither one ever wheezed much, but both get that horrible asthma cough that sometimes leads to puking. But they really didn't realize the early symptoms of chest tightening or whatever because the sensory issues. What they did realize was that something was wrong. They really COULDN'T tell us where it was, or what was wrong for many years. I learned to identify that certain quality of franticness to their actions and speech, sometimes a certain breathlessness when talking. I did realize it earlier with thank you, but that was merely a function of having an older bro with similar problems. What I do with them is to have them stop and concentrate on how they are feeling, breathing, etc... BEFORE I give them the albuterol. Then I have them focus on how htey are feeling, breathing AFTER the albuterol. It slowly gets to the point they can identify an asthma attack far earlier than they ever could AND they realize that the medicine really does help. They also worked with me to learn to calm themselves down, which seems to help them breathe better. I guess it hit home to me when last year the school got a finger thingy to measure oxygen levels in kids who were having asthma problems. At first thank you was getting down to 80% (seconds from a 911 call!) and then was really responding to the medicine. He was able to SEE how much it helped, and from then was able to work on the problems. Just yesterday he told me he hadn't gone to use his inhaler because he "just didn't ever get time, even though I was coughing a lot." in his words. I spoke with him about NEEDING to STOP EVERYTHING to go get his medicine. And about how much better he feels when he does get his medicine. Anyway, it is the time of year when my kids start to have more problems, and I thought maybe this would help someone else work with their kids who have asthma.