Category: Sensory integration

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….



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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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…



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,…




Calm bedtime for a child with sensory processing issues

Very often children who suffer from sensory processing issues, be it SPD or a condition accompanying autism or ADHD, are overstimulated at the end of the day. Falling asleep in this condition may be hard. Here are some tips on what you can do to help your child fall asleep faster. Routine is key Take…




Warum sollte man sein Kind beobachten? Symptome der sensorischen Integrationsstörungen

Statistisch gesehen, kommen sensorische Integrationsstörungen bei ca. zehn Prozent der Schulkinder. Nicht immer sind solche Störungen ein sehr großes Problem. Man muss sich dessen bewusst sein, dass es verschiedene Störungen gibt. In Frage kommen sowohl Störungen, die einen bestimmten Sinn betreffen, als auch dieses, die mehrere verschieden Sinne betreffen. Wichtig: man muss sein Kind gut…



Don’t be afraid of me and my illness

By reading blog entries written by people with Asperger’s Syndrome or similar disorders, you can come to a clear conclusion that we still know and talk to little about what the world looks like from their perspective. We don’t know how to build a lasting relationship with them, including friendship, or at least how to…



How to recognize sensory disorders in children in the age range of 0-3 years?

It is very important to diagnose disorders of various dysfunctions in a child especially in the early stages of his development. If, as parents, we want to make sure our baby is growing properly, we have to keep a close eye on them from the youngest years – in fact from the very beginning. Sensory…