Sensory Processing Disorder can affect people in only one sense–for example, just touch or just sight or just movement–or in multiple senses. One person with SPD may over-respond to sensation and find clothing, physical contact, light, sound, food, or other sensory input to be unbearable.
Another might under-respond and show little or no reaction to stimulation, even pain or extreme hot and cold. In children whose sensory processing of messages from the muscles and joints is impaired, posture and motor skills can be affected.
These are the “floppy babies” who worry new parents and the kids who get called “klutz” and “spaz” on the playground. Still other children exhibit an appetite for sensation that is in perpetual overdrive. These kids often are misdiagnosed – and inappropriately medicated – for ADHD.
Sensory Processing Disorder is most commonly diagnosed in children, but people who reach adulthood without treatment also experience symptoms and continue to be affected by their inability to accurately and appropriately interpret sensory messages.
I am very excited to partner with Future Horizons, Inc. and Sensory World, leaders in providing resources and information about Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism and Asperger Syndrome.
Future Horizons, Inc is a “world leader in books, DVDs, and conferences on Autism and Asperger syndrome.”
Some upcoming conference speakers include Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Jed Baker, and Stephen Shore. Sensory World provides resources by well-known authors such as Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz.
As a reader you have opportunity to receive a 15% discount and FREE shipping in Continental U.S. on most purchases on Future Horizons website, including conferences. You also have the opportunity to receive 15% off shipping on Sensory World site. Just use the coupon code HALFPAST in checking out.
Book Review: Ten Things Every child with autism wishes you knew
Ellen Notbohm’s refreshing stance on autism spectrum disorder is apparent in even in her dedication – to her sons ‘who are doing a good job of raising me.’ As a parent of two sons, one with autism, she speaks as a parent and offers accurate information about autism itself as well as how to navigate services and the educational system with your child. She intersperses excellent information with anecdotes about her own son’s development, so you are really on a journey with someone who’s been there. Continue Reading…
Legal Disclaimer – I was sent a few books and a set of In-Sync Activity Cards resource for review and I am writing reviews of these resources based on my own opinions. I am NOT an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Psychologist, or Medical Doctor. I speak from my experiences as a special education teacher and parent of a child with Sensory Processing Disorder. I merely offer my opinion, what you do with it is entirely up to you. My blog should never replace professional advice and medical care.
Financial Disclosure – I was sent a few complimentary books and a set of In-Sync Activity Cards resource for review. All opinions are my own. If you purchase items using the coupon code HALFPAST through Sensory World or Future Horizons I will receive a small percentage of the purchase amount. But the bottom line is these are amazing resources from an excellent provider. Be sure to check them out!