SPD

Signs and Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder

Ask parents of kids with learning and behavioral disorders if their children experience problems with sensory processing, and many of them will answer with a resounding “yes”. While it is widely accepted that most children with Autism Spectrum Disorders have trouble integrating sensory input, the fact that children who aren’t on the spectrum also...

22 Truths People Affected by Sensory Processing Disorder Wish Others Understood

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that exists when sensory signals don’t get organized into appropriate responses. A person with SPD may find it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which can make performing everyday tasks more challenging. A 2009 research study by the Sensory Processing Disorder Scientific Work...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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,...

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