SPD

10 Things I’ve Learned Homeschooling a Child with SPD

I’ve never blogged about this before, so I asked my sweet son who has sensory processing disorder if I could share a bit about what I’ve learned. He asked that I not use his name. I’m going to respect that. I cried through parts of this post. I wish I would’ve known these things at...

22 Truths People Affected by Sensory Processing Disorder Wish Others Understood

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that exists when sensory signals don’t get organized into appropriate responses. A person with SPD may find it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which can make performing everyday tasks more challenging. A 2009 research study by the Sensory Processing Disorder Scientific Work...

Sensory Processing Disorder In Kids Is Not The Parents’ Fault- Term Life

Too many adults don’t understand ADHD, and even fewer know anything about SPD and sensory meltdowns. A few weeks ago, Lee, my husband, and I were on a hike in Arizona during spring break. As we walked the face of a sloping rock, we heard a boy screaming, “Mommy!” At the top, we saw the boy,...

5 Myths About Sensory Processing Disorders-Term Life

The word is out about Sensory Processing Disorders. Or at least it’s starting to be. The news, Internet, and social media are buzzing with information and articles about Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) and it has people talking. It’s wonderful especially when as many as 1 in 20 children struggle with daily function thanks to...

Effects, Signs & Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory process (or sensory integration) is the way in which the central nervous system of the body receives messages from the senses of the body and uses that information to act in an appropriate motor or behavioral responses. Sensory processing disorder (SPD, also known as sensory integration dysfunction) is a condition in which the...

Get Ready for the Next Big Medical Fight Is sensory processing disorder a real disease? Term Life

Sensory processing disorder is one of those peculiarly modern diseasescaught in the purgatory between legitimacy and quackery. It’s widely accepted that some children have difficulty handling external stimuli. Kids diagnosed with autism and ADHD have trouble managing sensory experiences that others deal with easily. They cover their ears on the playground, for example, or...

Sensory Processing: Why is Disciplining my Sensory Child so Hard?Term Life

We love our kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). They give us interesting perspectives on life. And they’re our kids; how could we do anything but love them? But, let’s be honest, sometimes it’s downright hard. You can live on pins and needles, dreading whatever it is that will trigger their next meltdown. Or...

Professional Counseling for Children With Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory processing disorder is a complex neurological disorder affecting approximately 5–17% of the population, yet professional counselors often misunderstand and misdiagnose this disorder. A child’s academic, emotional and social functioning can be substantially impacted by sensory processing disorder; early diagnosis and treatment is crucial. In this article, the authors describe the disorder, discuss its...

26 Sensory Integration Tools for Meltdown Management Term Life

This post is part two of a three part series called A Crash Course in Meltdown Management Series by Karen Wang. Part One: How to manage and prevent a Temper Tantrum Part Two: Sensory Meltdowns: 26 Sensory Integration Tools for Meltdown Management Part Three: How to manage and prevent a panic attack  In the Part One of the Crash Course in Meltdown Management, I...

Many On The Spectrum Have SPD. But What Is It, Exactly?

With five to 16 percent of children affected by Sensory Processing Disorder in some way, it’s clear that this disorder isn’t limited just to children on the autism spectrum, though it is common with these kids. Children affected by SPD endure chronic disruptions and difficulties with the challenges of everyday life. However, as science...

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