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Blog Is SPD Neurodivergent Unpacking the Dimensions of SPD (1)

Is SPD Neurodivergent? Unpacking the Dimensions of SPD

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is getting a lot of attention these days. People are curious if it fits into what we call neurodiversity. Neurodiversity means everyone’s brain works in its own special way, including those with autism, ADHD, and now maybe SPD too. SPD is when the brain has a hard time dealing with what we see, hear, touch, taste,

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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 intervention is crucial. It is

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Noise Reduction Hacks

17 Noise Reduction Hacks to Boost Learning and Attention

Noise Reduction Hacks When kids are overwhelmed, they can have a hard time focusing on the tasks in front of them. Whether it’s sitting in a Zoom class for remote learning or doing a worksheet in class, children often struggle with passive activities or work they don’t like to do and even more so if they have executive functioning difficulties

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A woman, overwhelmed with emotions, is sitting on a couch looking at her phone.

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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young girl with sensory processing disorder

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory processing is a simple process of having our senses send messages to the nervous system. After this occurs, motor and behavioral responses are then developed. The senses that people have such as smell and touch help the body and brain interpret and respond predictably to the environment around them.

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Young child - sensory processing disorder

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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Kids With Family Christmas - Difficult Kids at the holidays

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.

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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 exactly is neurofeedback?” Neurofeedback is

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Blog Is SPD Neurodivergent Unpacking the Dimensions of SPD (1)

Is SPD Neurodivergent? Unpacking the Dimensions of SPD

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is getting a lot of attention these days. People are curious if it fits into what we call neurodiversity. Neurodiversity means everyone’s brain works in its own special way, including those with autism, ADHD, and now maybe SPD too. SPD is when the brain has a hard time dealing with what we see, hear, touch, taste,

Read More »
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 intervention is crucial. It is

Read More »
Noise Reduction Hacks

17 Noise Reduction Hacks to Boost Learning and Attention

Noise Reduction Hacks When kids are overwhelmed, they can have a hard time focusing on the tasks in front of them. Whether it’s sitting in a Zoom class for remote learning or doing a worksheet in class, children often struggle with passive activities or work they don’t like to do and even more so if they have executive functioning difficulties

Read More »
A woman, overwhelmed with emotions, is sitting on a couch looking at her phone.

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.””

Read More »
young girl with sensory processing disorder

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory processing is a simple process of having our senses send messages to the nervous system. After this occurs, motor and behavioral responses are then developed. The senses that people have such as smell and touch help the body and brain interpret and respond predictably to the environment around them.

Read More »
Young child - sensory processing disorder

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.

Read More »
Kids With Family Christmas - Difficult Kids at the holidays

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.

Read More »
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 exactly is neurofeedback?” Neurofeedback is

Read More »
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