SPD

5 Things That Help Me Parent a Child With Sensory Processing Disorder

Parenting a child with sensory processing disorder (SPD) can be challenging. Meltdowns, sensory triggers, behavioral issues and self-regulation skills are all issues we deal with on a regular basis. After a year of researching SPD and working with my child, all of these issues still exist. Some days are easier than others. Other days,...

99 Sensory Activities For Any Child-Term Life

Casey Halper, an Occupational Therapist who works at our school, recently gave a seminar to parents to teach us about sensory balance and activities for a sensory savvy schedule throughout the day. Many kids are now diagnosed with sensory integration issues, but the more I learn about this, the more I find that sensory...

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,...

FOOD ISSUES AND SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER

Some children are picky eaters. Everything good for them is yucky, and Mommy is a meanie for trying to make them eat icky food. Perhaps these children are simply rebelling or trying to get attention—or perhaps they have Sensory Processing Disorder. Children who have SPD may suffer from oral defensiveness, meaning that certain types...

10 Best Sports for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

I am often asked “What are the best sport activities for my child?”. When it comes to kids withSensory Processing Disorder (SPD) they do best with activities that are rich with resistive muscle activity (think push /pull) and rich with movement in all directions (up/down/angular/rotary).  Activities that have firm predictable tactile pressure work well.  These are...

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...

How Sensory Processing Issues Affect Kids in School

Your son’s second grade teacher calls to say she’s concerned about some of his behaviors in school: He can’t sit still through a half-hour lesson and disrupts the class. He often seems distracted and doesn’t pay attention to what she’s saying He bumps into kids in the lunch line, making them angry. He can’t...

SPD: Early Warning Signs of ADHD Most People Miss And Term Life

ADHD is not just a condition that affects children. Approximately 4% of the adult population suffers from attention deficit disorder and its wide variety of symptoms, and this rate could be even higher, since a large portion of adults who suffer from the condition are never properly diagnosed.Attention deficit disorder (ADD), and attention deficit...

PARENTS ARE THE BEST ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN WITH SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER

Parents know when their child has a sensory problem, but too often their observations are discounted because they are ‘just the parents.’Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a neurological condition that affects the way the brain receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. SPD affects more than one in...

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...

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