What is sensory processing disorder in children

Occupational Therapy approaches and activities that can support the child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and/or their carers include:

  • Expanding abilities: Actively working on broadening their range of skill areas and interests.
  • Sensory diet: To provide sensory feedback to the body to enable it to sensorily regulate.
  • Education around varying management strategies.

How do I know if my child has sensory processing disorder?

Signs that a child may have sensory processing disorder include exhibiting hypersensitivity (being overly sensitive to stimuli), hyposensitivity (being under-sensitive to their senses), or a combination of both.

Does your child have a sensory processing disorder?

Sensory processing problems are usually identified in children. But they can also affect adults. Sensory processing problems are commonly seen in developmental conditions like autism spectrum disorder. Sensory processing disorder is not recognized as a stand-alone disorder.

When are children diagnosed with a sensory disorder?

Children who are born prematurely or children who have a behavioral and/or developmental disorder are likely to have sensory issues. Often, children who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or ADD/ADHD are also diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. Can a child outgrow Sensory Processing Disorder?

How to help children cope with sensory sensitivity?

7 Ways to Help Kids Who Are Sensitive to Taste and Smell.

  • 1. Keep track of how kids react to foods. Kids’ reactions to foods can change from day to day. How they react to taste and the ability to deal with
  • 2. Understand the connection between taste and smell.
  • 3. Encourage “snake tastes.”.
  • 4. Set and stick to limits.
  • 5. Present foods in new ways.

How can I Help my Child with sensory processing disorder?

All starting with a simple, online sensory processing disorder quiz! Check in on your child’s progress. Take the new Sensory Processing Disorder Quiz now by clicking HERE.

How is sensory processing disorder diagnosed?

Adapted from the SPD checklist from the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder. This is not a diagnostic tool. An occupational therapist trained in sensory integration is the best professional to make an accurate diagnosis through clinical evaluation. My child is bothered by anything slimy or sticky on his fingers, like paint.

How do you know if your child has ADHD?

Some of the signs of ADHD may look similar to the signs of sensory processing issues. Kids with either of these conditions might need to be in constant motion, for instance. But the reasons would be different. Like kids with ADHD, kids with sensory processing issues may also experience anxiety.

What to do if your child has sensory issues?

If you think your child might have sensory processing issues, learn about next steps you can take. And if you recently discovered that your child has sensory challenges, find out what to do next. In some people, the brain has trouble organizing and responding to information from the senses.