SPD

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...

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...

Signs of Auditory Processing Disorder-Term Life

There is a story occasionally recalled by the American comedian and chat show host Rosie O’Donnell that should arguably be told to every parent on the planet. It begins during a visit to the barber with her then six-year-old son Blake. The youngster asks for a “little haircut”, and when pressed on precisely what he...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

10 Things to Never Say to a Person with Sensory Processing Disorder

Unfortunately a person with Sensory Processing Disorder doesn’t just have to endure the frustrations and struggles that come with the way their brain is wired, but they also have to withstand many misinformed comments and phrases being thrown their way day to day. In fact, the truth is, they often struggle to find friends and...

Sensory Processing Disorder Causes & Treatment

Sensory Processing Disorder What is SPD? Sensory Processing Disorder goes by many names (Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Neurosensory Dysfunction, etc.) but no matter what you call it, the underlying causes of it don’t change. Our sensory system is a “read and react” system. What this means is that our body is “preprogrammed” to respond appropriately to environmental stimuli....

Helping kids with sensory processing disorder

It’s a sticky summer’s day. While kids rip across the splash pad, shrieking as the spray hits their faces and cools their gangly bodies, my six-year-old son, Jackson, sits on the sidelines, watching. He won’t join them. If so much as a sprinkle of water touches his skin or clothes, he will scream as...

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