What should I know about sensory integration?

When it comes to helping our loved ones, there is no thing we would not try. That is why concerned parents of children suffering from many diseases try to learn something about sensory integration. It is a kind of therapy that helps children understanding everything what is around them with the use of their senses….



Properties of a good sensory quilt

Sensory quilts, otherwise known as weighted blankets, are very useful when it comes to curing insomnia or in many therapies. They are used by people suffering from numerous diseases, for example Autism, Asperger’s syndrome or Alzheimer’s disease. People using them are happy with the results, but before you can consider weighted blanket an useful tool,…



Overstimulation of the sense of sight

When your child has a sensory processing disorder, also known as SPD, it is important to find out which senses exactly may cause him or her problems. Many children suffer from an overstimulation of the sense of sight. They can be irritated or even led to increasing frustration and anger, by the most innocuous phenomena,…



Music to help children with autism and SPD

I know a case of a boy who had autism and couldn’t seem to learn to speak as a child. He was sent to speech and language therapy and it didn’t help. Finally, he was signed up for piano lessons and this was the breakthrough: he began to sing. And by singing, he learned to…


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How to help your child concentrate

If your child has problems with concentration, either because of ADHD, SPD, or any other condition, there are many ways to help your child focus better. You can do it through play or daily activities. Is concentrating always possible? First, let’s just remind ourselves that we can be unable to concentrate in many situations. Especially,…



Play to develop the sense of touch

All children benefit from precious playtime when their parents are focused on them and give them their whole attention. But some children benefit even more. For example, children who are suffering from sensory integration issues will benefit from play and games which are specifically adapted to develop their senses. How to help your child with…



Overstimulated or understimulated?

When it comes to sensory integration issues, it is not enough to diagnose the problem. You also need to know whether your child is experiencing problems with overstimulation or understimulation. The solutions to these problems differ in many ways. Overstimulated This is the more popular version of sensory integration disorder. It means, basically, that your…



Will a pet help with your child’s sensory processing issues?

Many parents struggle with their children’s sensory integration problems. And while these issues become less problematic with time, a well-conducted physiotherapy and other ways of helping the child can make the process significantly faster. Animal-assisted therapy for SPD You can either sing your child up for professional animal-assisted therapy, where your child will have contact…




Dealing with SPD-induced tantrums

Parents of children with autism may face the harsh reality of meltdowns. This is common knowledge. But children with SPD also may have emotional problems leading to tantrums, and this topic is not as much explored as that of meltdowns, even if as many as 15% of children are diagnosed with SPD every year. So,…




Is sensory processing disorder the same as autism?

Autism is often confused with SPD, but they are actually different conditions. While children with autism often have symptoms of SPD, the underlying cause is different. It may also influence the treatment. SPD’s in the brain Sensory processing disorder occurs when there are lasting abnormalities in a child’s brain. The condition is incurable and the…


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