Occupational Therapy for Children and Adults

Occupational therapy for children Occupational therapy (OT) for SPD in children is fun! During sensory-based OT sessions, the therapist and your child interact in a sensory-rich environment with lots of swinging, spinning, tactile, visual, auditory, and taste opportunities that seem to a child more like a giant playground than a therapy center. Sessions are subtly structured … Read more

SPD And Other Disorders

When two disorders co-exist in one person, the phenomenon is known as “comorbidity.” The SPD Foundation has sponsored and conducted a number of studies into the comorbidity of SPD with other common childhood disorders such as ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger’s, Fragile X Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, and other diagnoses. SPD and ADHD SPD and … Read more

The Diagnostic Process of SPD

Although not yet recognized in the DSM-V, Sensory Processing Disorder can be identified and categorized by an occupational therapist with advanced training in sensory processing and integration.  Of primary importance is linking sensory impairments to challenges in functioning at home or school. Identification usually begins with screening, which is basically a professional’s search for red … Read more

Home Activities for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

All children can benefit from appropriate sensory experiences. There is much research available demonstrating the benefits of sensory-rich environments for animals and the same appears to be true for humans. For children who have atypical reactions to the sensory environment, the world can be a scary and challenging place. Many aspects of home and family … Read more

SPD In Adults

Interview with Savannah Grace: Growing Up with SPD   Adolescents and adults who received and benefited from therapy in childhood may nonetheless find themselves struggling when they reach new developmental levels and or life experiences. For example, a teenager who has adapted to the challenges of high school may leave home for college and find … Read more