SPD

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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