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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

SEaTSS can support students with this condition.

To refer to SEATSS please use this link:


Screenshot for video: Brain Highway

Brain Highway

Introductory Brain Highways video on the effects of poor sensory integration, particularly proprioception.

Screenshot for video: BBC- My Autism and Me

BBC- My Autism and Me

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, …

Screenshot for video: Living with Sensory Processing Disorder

Living with Sensory Processing Disorder

Daniel, a young man living and succeeding with Sensory Processing Disorder. 

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.

Sensory processing disorder explained for parents/ families


Sensory smarts is a perspective or understanding a parent achieves when she becomes aware of how her child’s sensory issues are affecting him.

SPD parent zone website

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