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
Further help and support can be obtained from;
Introductory Brain Highways video on the effects of poor sensory integration, particularly proprioception.
In this Newsround Special, 13-year-old Rosie takes viewers into her world to explain what it's like to grow up with autism - a condition which affects how children see life, …
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…
Here you will find a checklist of a range of sensory processing difficulties eg tactile, auditory, oral
http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/sensory-processing-disorders.html provides a good summary.
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.
Sensory smarts is a perspective or understanding a parent achieves when she becomes aware of how her child’s sensory issues are affecting him.