Redbridge SERC

Sensory Processing Disorder


Sensory processing disorder or SPD is a Neurological disorder causing difficulties with taking in, processing and responding to sensory information about the environment and from sensory information from within the own body.

There a many elements afffecting visual, tactile, auditory, vestibular, olfactory and proprioception senses.

Sensory information may be sensed/ perceived in a way that is different from most other people. The difference is that information is often registered, interpreted and processed differently by the brain. The result can be unusual ways of responding or behaving, finding things harder to do.

For some with extreme sensitivity, sensory input may result in extreme avoidance of activities, agitation, distress, fear or confusion

Fact sheets

Training / Help

Further help and support can be obtained from;

  • Occupational therapy
  • Hatton Outreach 
  • Newbridge Outreach 


Screenshot for video: Advice on Sound Sensory issues

Advice on Sound Sensory issues

Autism Live- live blog offering ideas and strategies

Screenshot for video: Making sense of sensory issues

Making sense of sensory issues

A very clear /well paced 7 min video

Screenshot for video: A child’s view of sensory processing

A child’s view of sensory processing

Learn more about sensory processng issues from a Child's prospective. 

Learning Aids

OT website full of resources- highly recommended

Available from: OT website full of resources- highly recommended

What a great find !This website has daily ideas blogged on the front page - I love finger twister! Clearly organised into sections. To find activities select 'Skill' and this will take you to a wide range of areas to…

Family Resources

Relaxed performances -National Theatre

44 (0)20 7452 3000
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Gill Dodson who works for Newbridge recently shared with us her recent trip to see a relaxed performance of Matilda. She could not recommend this highly enough and said there were lots of accomodations for a range of SEN.

Looking at their website the next performance appears to be War Horse in September.

Autistic like


Award-winning documentary about father’s journey with his son.

SPD blog


A blog designed for parents who have a child who has sensory issues.