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Signs of Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory Modulation Disorder | Common Signs Easily distracted by noises Overly sensitive to sounds Dislikes nail/ hair cutting Dislikes clothing of certain textures/ fits/ or styles Upset about seams in socks Difficult time falling or staying asleep Reacts defensively to...
What Is Sensory Oversensitivity?
When overwhelmed, a person’s body feels in danger, and thus the person may react with a “fight or flight” response, and they may show the following behaviors: React to being touched with withdrawal (flight) or aggression (fight); Be unwilling to take risks, or be extremely cautious in...
SI Dysfunction vs. Attention Deficit Disorder
A brief comparison of two "look-alike" disabilities,  by Carol S. Kranowitz, M.A.(originally posted on the SI Network May 2000)   In my book, The Out-of-Sync Child, I define Sensory Integration Dysfunction (DSI) as the "inefficient neurological processing of information...
Let's De-Mystify Some Of The Language Of SPD
So you have received (or simply suspect) a diagnosis of SPD. Now you find yourself inundated with terminology you are unfamiliar with. Here is a quick overview of some of the more commonly used phrases:Gustatory System:  The gustatory (taste) and olfactory (smell) systems are closely linked....
Do You Suspect Your Child Has A Vision Processing Problem?
Here's a Checklist!Many kinds of vision problems reveal themselves most easily in behavior, posture and attitude. These signs are usually associated most closely with long periods of visual work done at less than arms length from a child's eyes. You can easily identify vision problems...
Questions To Ask A Prospective OT
Not all occupational therapists are trained to work with children who have Sensory Processing Disorder. When you find a therapist you might want to work with, asking the following questions will help you to decide if he or she is right for you and your child: Are you a certified as an...
Complementary Therapies
A number of complementary and alternative therapies have been developed to treat children with Sensory Processing Disorder. Some of these therapies may have a role within a comprehensive occupational therapy (OT) treatment program. For example, at the SPD Foundation, they are researching the use...
Why Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy practitioners consider the basic foundations of human development that affect activities of daily living, learning, play, work, social skills,  and behavior using a variety of approaches. Deficits in sensory processing can pose a challenge to occupational performance of...
What Is A Neurodevelopmental Disorder?
The term neurodevelopmental disorder is fairly new in developmental medicine and related fields. It refers to a group of difficulties wherein there are gaps, delays or variations in the way a child’s brain develops. It can be caused by genetic, environmental, or unspecified reasons, many of...
Your Guide to Sensory Integration
Sensory integration is the ability to take in information from our senses and effectively utilize the information to respond to the demands of our environment. All day, every day, we receive information from our senses--touch, hearing, sight, taste, smell, body position, and movement and balance....
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