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Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder

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  • We learn by the information we receive through our senses.
  • Children With SPD find it difficult to process info through their senses. Most children with SPD are just as intelligent as their class mates their brains are just wired different
  • When I first learned about SPD it really hit home. My son Ethan., From the time he was about 1 yr old he showed all the classic signs of ADD ADHD. And with all the hype circulating about the 2 kind of scared me.
  • Many off these symptoms Ethan had point to ADD or ADHD
  • So many people today reach for pills to solve all their problems. Studies have shown that
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    • 1. Sensory Processing Disorder
    • 2. More Complex Senses * Balance * Body Awareness Seven Senses of Learning
    • 3. Neurological “traffic jam” Sensory Processing Disorder Organize Sensory Input
    • 4. Possible Causes
      • Premature Births
      • Prenatal and Postnatal environments
      • Birth Trauma
      • Lack of sensory experiences after birth
      • Genetic
    • 5. Ethan
    • 6.
      • Runs, swings, spins, paces excessively, or flaps hands when excited
      • Difficulty following directions, or sequencing the steps of an activity.
      • Has difficulties interacting with peers, Their play is often immature
      • Difficulty focusing attention, or being over-focused
      • Falls apart or loses control easily. Often during transition times.
      • Is restless, inattentive, and disruptive; May not like to participate in group time.
      • Easily distracted by visual or auditory stimuli
    • 7.
      • Strong dislike of baths, haircuts, or nail cutting
      • Extreme sensitivity to texture and temperature of food
      • Distressed by seams in socks and tags in his clothes
      • Lack of enjoyment in age-appropriate motor activities. Swinging, climbing, sports, riding bike
      • Overly sensitive to touch, or wants to be touched all the time
      • Cry or covers their ears with every load sound.
      • Picky eater
    • 8. Misdiagnosed & Inappropriately medicated for ADD & ADHD
    • 9. Teacher = Child Advocate
    • 10.
      • Developing a greater awareness of sensory Processing disorder
      • Analyze and record the behavior
      • Behavior is communication ~ Ask yourself ~ What is the child trying to say?
      • Don’t be tempted to simply judge and move on.
      • Be empathetic with parents
      • Inform and educate parents on the alternatives to medications
      • Occupational Therapist
      Be sensory detectives
    • 11.