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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Check out this well regarded website. http://www.spdnetwork.org It has a lot of solid information with links to local resources.