Articles for tag: Dsm, Sensory Integration Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder

What is Sensory Integration Disorder?

Children and adults suffering from Sensory Integration Disorder have difficulty processing sensory information from the five senses: taste, touch, vision, smell, and hearing. Those with Sensory Integration Disorder may also respond inappropriately to information received by their senses. The disorder is not currently recognized in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.) Many ...

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Baby Speech Development: A Basic Timeline

In the first year and a half of life, your baby’s speech will develop astonishingly quickly. It takes just 12 short months for a baby to develop inflection, vowel sounds, consonant sounds, and understood vocabulary– all the basic building blocks of language. All babies will develop speech differently. Your baby’s specific pattern of growth is ...

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Sensory Processing Disorder: Definition and Symptoms of Children with SPD

Perhaps you have a child who is experiencing sensory issues or a teacher noticing a student or two out-of-sync. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a disability that needs more recognition. With proper therapy, children will learn and cope with daily sensory struggles. As described by my child’s occupational therapist, everyone has a sensory system. We ...

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Calming Activities for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

According to the latest research, Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD as it is widely known, may affect as many as 1 in 6 children. Essentially, children with SPD cannot properly process and interpret everyday sensory information being received. This results in atypical behavior that can negatively affect daily life. My daughter was diagnosed with SPD ...

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Calming and Focus with Weighted Therapy

A true innovation, weighted therapy has helped millions of children out there, thanks to the deep pressure and guaranteed sensory integration. Weighted blankets are amongst the most popular products recommended for such purposes, being highly efficient. They are made from comfortable fabrics, and are offered at genuinely affordable prices. Parents and therapists also have the ...

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Gifts for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder: Paints to Trampolines

Sensory Processing Disorder and Sensory Integration Dysfunction are the same disorder. Children with SPD/SID have an inability to use information received through the senses in order to function smoothly in daily life. Children can be over or under sensitive to the world within their senses of sight, touch, sound and smell. Unfortunately for these children ...

Top Ten Brain Foods for SPD Children

After my daughter, Jaimie’s, diagnosis with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) almost four years ago, we tried different therapies and treatments-or combinations of them-to find what worked best for her. Drug therapy on a toddler wasn’t something we considered. We turned to more holistic, natural therapies for Jaimie. The most important of which was a “brain ...