Sensory Processing – Helpful Tips Part 1

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1 in 66 children have autism (CDC 2014 data)

1 in 20 children have a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD Foundation, 2010)

1 in 6 children experience sensory symptoms strong enough to affect everyday life functions (Kathleen Morris, MS CCC-SLP 2014)

A quick Google search will provide you with everything you need to know (and more) about how our bodies process sensory information and what happens when such information is processed incorrectly.  Sensory Processing Disorders are treated with Sensory Integration Therapy (SI) performed by a specially trained Occupational Therapist.

I am not an OT and do not claim to be trained in providing SI.  I do, however, understand the concepts of sensory processing.  As a therapist, I need to be able to recognize these symptoms and provide accommodations and support.  Of the 28 children currently on my caseload, 23 have sensory processing issues.  I have a “tool box” of strategies that…

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