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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,...

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...

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....

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...

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 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 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...

Effects, Signs & Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory process (or sensory integration) is the way in which the central nervous system of the body receives messages from the senses of the body and uses that information to act in an appropriate motor or behavioral responses. Sensory processing disorder (SPD, also known as sensory integration dysfunction) is a condition in which the...

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...

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...

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