Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a complex neurological condition that impairs functional and social development. Children identified with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) have altered interpretation of most sensory awareness. Often these children can feel overwhelmed by sensory information, may pursue other sensory stimulus (flapping, bouncing or biting as an example) or may avoid certain experiences.
The following is a brief guide of some characteristics a child with Sensory Processing Disorder may display:
It is critical for childhood development that sensory information is processed appropriately within the brain. The sensory information lays the foundation for emotional, social and motor control and growth.
Children with Sensory Processing Disorder have difficulties like;
At Brainstorm we have trained therapists who can assess a child’s neurological function with the current available testing. Often a child typically presents to Brainstorm with a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder and specialised therapeutic strategies and programs are developed for that child’s disability. For more information contact our office.