Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Strategies for Under-Responders, Part 2

Last month in The Under-Responsive Side of SPD, Part 1, I talked about the sensory modulation continuum and the specific needs of children with "isms" that are under-responsive to sensory input. This month, I'd...

The Under-Responsive Side of SPD, Part 1

Do you have a child who loves to crash, jump, bump, run, whirl and spin? A child who simply WILL NOT sit still?! Chances are you have a “sensory seeker”! Or do you instead...

Students Living and Coping With Sensory Differences

As an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, I experience sensory differences. These sensory differences can and often do impact my day-to-day life. One important thing to remember is that I have always had...

Tick-Tock Breath: Teach Special Needs Children to Modulate Moods

The nervous system is the control center of our body and mind. Children who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum  Disorder (ASD) may already be experiencing “interference” or “overload” at the level...

What Exactly IS Sensory Processing Disorder?

Have you been told that your child has a sensory processing disorder (SPD)? If so, you may be wondering exactly what that is! October is National Sensory Awareness month, so this is the perfect...

Four Tips for Surviving (and enjoying!) Church Services with Your Children

I remember sitting in church as a child every Sunday alongside my family. My brother and I would often doodle on the bulletin or I would play with little toys I carefully chose to...

Physical Therapy and SPD, The Sensory-Motor Team

October is both National Physical Therapy Month and National Sensory Awareness Month. Given the timing of both of these opportunities to increase awareness of both of these topics, I would like to explore the...

What can I do to prevent my SPD son from running into unsafe situations...

This is a very common reaction for children with SPD and usually happens when the child is overwhelmed or overstimulated. What you have to remember is that your child is often in ‘fight and...

Ten Tips for Sensational Parents

Not too long ago I was asked to create a ‘Top Ten’ list of tips for sensational caregivers. This was not a task I took lightly because I know what it’s like to be...