Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is like having a neurological "traffic jam" that prevents certain parts of the brain from receiving the information needed to interpret sensory information correctly.
A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure, and other impacts may result if the disorder is not treated effectively.
Sensory Processing Disorder can affect people in only one sense – for example, just touch or just sight or just movement – or in multiple senses:
One person with SPD may over-respond to sensation and find clothing, physical contact, light, sound, food, or other sensory input to be unbearable. Another might under-respond and show little or no reaction to stimulation, even pain or extreme hot and cold.
In children whose sensory processing of messages from the muscles and joints is impaired, posture and motor skills can be affected. These are the "floppy babies" who worry new parents and the kids who get called "klutz" and "spaz" on the playground.
Still other children exhibit an appetite for sensation that is in perpetual overdrive. These kids are often misdiagnosed - and inappropriately medicated - for ADHD.
EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for children who struggle with SPD is not primarily rooted in a “behavioral” approach. Treatment is not simply providing parents with “coping strategies”. SPD is a neurological condition and thus requires a neurological treatment to effectively address the root causes which begin within the child’s central nervous system.
To assist children who exhibit difficulty interpreting sensory information, Action Kids Therapy provides:
A STANDARDISED ASSESSMENT to identify a particular sensory profile
A CUSTOMISED NEUROLOGICAL TREATMENT PROGRAM to minimize or eliminate the issues.
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