Signs of SPD in Children – from Picky Eating to Temper Tantrums

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF SPD: SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER SIGNS Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) affects five to ten percent of all children – an average of one child in every classroom. But how do you know if your child may have Sensory Processing Disorder? What are the sensory processing disorder signs in children? Imagine having a…

The One Thing You Should Never Say to Someone With Sensory Issues

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned living with a lesser-known, hidden neurological sensory disorder for 32 years (and advocating on behalf of others with this disorder for five, ever since I was diagnosed in 2010), it’s that many people ultimately mean well when they discuss your condition, even when their commentary suggests otherwise. I…

Pelvic pain in pregnancy (SPD)

What is symphysis pubis dysfunction? Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) is a problem with the pelvis. Your pelvis is mainly formed of two pubic bones that curve round to make a cradle shape. The pubic bones meet at the front of your pelvis, at a firm joint called the symphysis pubis. The joint’s connection is made…

Signs Your Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder

Are you wondering whether your child could have Sensory Processing Disorder — or wondering what it even is? To help, we’ve rounded up some of the basics on the condition, as well as key signs of Sensory Processing Disorder in children of different ages. Sensory Processing Disorder Basics What is Sensory Processing Disorder? Sensory Processing…

EATING WITH SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER….WHY IT CAN BE SO HARD.

Picky eating is frustrating for families. It turns mealtimes into a battle of wills, oppositions and tears.  In typical children, picky eating can be a phase, a developmental chapter that with some supportive encouragement can go away. And before you know it, HALLELUJAH!  All family members are sitting at the same table eating the same…

How to Treat Sensory Processing Disorder

Treatment for sensory processing disorder typically includes occupational therapy, introduction of a sensory diet, and sensory integration challenges that retrain the brain to respond differently to stimulation from the senses. Each person with sensory processing disorder (SPD) has unique needs and sensory difficulties. The first step on the road to treatment is to determine which…

Men with Borderline Personality Disorder

I met Michael about a year after he and his wife Diane had gone for two counseling sessions following an incident at home. One evening, after they returned from a gathering with friends, Michael accused Diane of flirting with the husband of a woman who was Diane’s best friend. Diane acknowledged that she’d had a…

Growing up with sensory processing disorder

When Joanne Sciortino brought her 8-month-old daughter Victoria home from a Russian orphanage, she knew something wasn’t quite right. “From immediately being on the train and watching her rock herself in such a violent way— you knew she was trying to calm her body,” Joanne told FoxNews.com. At 15 months old, Victoria Sciortino underwent early…

Signs and Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder

Ask parents of kids with learning and behavioral disorders if their children experience problems with sensory processing, and many of them will answer with a resounding “yes”. While it is widely accepted that most children with Autism Spectrum Disorders have trouble integrating sensory input, the fact that children who aren’t on the spectrum also experience…

How to Treat Sensory Processing Disorder

Treatment for sensory processing disorder typically includes occupational therapy, introduction of a sensory diet, and sensory integration challenges that retrain the brain to respond differently to stimulation from the senses. Each person with sensory processing disorder (SPD) has unique needs and sensory difficulties. The first step on the road to treatment is to determine which…