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Autism vs. SPD How are they Related

Autism vs. SPD: How Are They Related?

Many parents of children with neurological conditions confuse SPD or Sensory Processing Disorder with ASD or Autism Spectrum Disorder because of their connections and similarities. While these two may seem similar, they are comorbid disorders, meaning they often occur together. Children with SPD may eventually develop autism later on in life, which is why early …

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What You Need Right Now Is A Good Cry

““Crying is a signal to take a moment and process or deal with stressors, uncomfortable emotions, or body sensations,” she explains. “Taking the time to cry and work through these uncomfortable feelings is not only a positive action that doesn’t let emotions and stressors pile up, it can also be quite healing.””

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Therapies for Sensory Processing Disorders

SPD means that your child’s brain has a hard time taking in and responding to sensory based information. Previously called a sensory integration dysfunction, it is not considered a distinct medical diagnosis which can be difficult for parents. Children with SPD can have developmental difficulties, such as speech delays, because their sensory conditions impact their ability to focus. However, parents should keep in mind these deficits can often be overcome with the proper treatment.

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7 Strategies for Parenting Difficult Kids at the Holidays

Parenting difficult kids at the holidays comes with an added level of stress. No parent is perfect, and kids get rambunctious at the holidays. While all children get sensory overload at the holidays, the more sensitive or challenging kids can struggle even more.
That makes the most wonderful time of the year not so wonderful sometimes. Since most families can’t fly off to Jamaica to avoid holiday craziness, some simple tips and strategies can help you survive.

Neurofeedback for Autism, ADHD, SPD & LD

Neurofeedback for Autism, ADHD, SPD & LD

You may be considering neurofeedback as a natural treatment option for your child with a neurodevelopmental, processing, or learning disorder. And you should because neurofeedback is a treatment with a proven track record of improving brain functioning without any harmful side effects like those that come from psychiatric medications. You may be asking yourself, “What …

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