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

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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...

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

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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...

Sensory Processing Disorder In Kids Is Not The Parents’ Fault- Term Life

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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,...

99 Sensory Activities For Any Child-Term Life

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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...

5 Things That Help Me Parent a Child With Sensory Processing Disorder

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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,...

Get Ready for the Next Big Medical Fight Is sensory processing disorder a real disease? Term Life

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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...

Sensory Processing: Why is Disciplining my Sensory Child so Hard?Term Life

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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...

SPD: Early Warning Signs of ADHD Most People Miss And Term Life

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ADHD is not just a condition that affects children. Approximately 4% of the adult population suffers from attention deficit disorder and its wide variety of symptoms, and this rate could be even higher, since a large portion of adults who suffer from the condition are never properly diagnosed.Attention deficit disorder (ADD), and attention deficit...

Many On The Spectrum Have SPD. But What Is It, Exactly?

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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...

Effects, Signs & Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder

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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...

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