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...

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...

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...

10 Things Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder has Taught Me…

I’m the first to admit, this sensory parenting thing, is THE hardest thing I have ever done.  And I’ve done a lot of big things in life.  But this one, has been the hardest.  It’s a rollercoaster, one minute you are up and the next second you are down, way down.  But, through it...

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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