SPD

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...

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...

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...

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...

It’s Sensory Processing Disorder: our story begins-Term Life

I’ve written this blog post over and over and over again in my head. Until now, I haven’t actually posted it because it’s not entirely my story to tell. My son is the main character in this tale and I hope I honor him in sharing with you today. Maybe you’ll find answers here today too. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Is It Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or High Needs?

High need babies are known for their sensitivity and intensity. High needs is a continuum, of course, but most high need babies tend to fall on the high end of the scale when it comes to these two traits. Because of this, many parents begin to wonder and worry that there may be something more going...

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