SPD

How Your Child’s Sensory Processing Issues May Change Over Time

As kids grow older, their sensory processing issues may appear differently. Young children with sensory processing issues might be extremely fussy. In grade school, they might be awkward and have difficulty with transitions. And as teenagers, they may have trouble figuring out personal space. Learn more about how you can expect symptoms to change...

My Worst Nightmare — What If I Accidentally Raise The Bully? SPD- Term Life

I will never forget the day my daughter told me that Bethany, a girl in her 4th grade class, was annoying her. “What is she doing to you?” I questioned, instinctively protective. “She’s following me around on the playground and sitting by me at lunch!” she quipped, as if that would sum things right up and...

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,...

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...

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 DISORDER AT HOME IDEAS:Term Life

Today I want to share these Sensory Processing Disorder at home ideas, because if you have a child with sensory issues, it can be the difference between a great day and a not-so-good day.A few months ago, on a rainy day in the cold part of winter, I went with my son’s class to an amazing bright, well-lit, colorful...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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