Sensory Processing Disorder Tips

I just wrote a blog post about sensory processing disorder that explains what SPD is and how to get support. Here are some further tips to help you navigate SPD with your kids.

  1. Sensory Processing Disorder is brain based and not the result of any parenting mistakes. It doesn’t help if you blame yourself. We don’t choose our genes. 
  2. Seek the help of competent professionals and ask how much experience they have in treating Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Occupational therapists are often the most expert.
  3. I highly recommend The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction (Perigree, 1998). It’s the best book I know of for parents.
  4. Check out this well regarded website. http://www.spdnetwork.org It has a lot of solid information with links to local resources.