The Stigma of Sensory Processing Disorder Meltdowns

The Stigma of Sensory Processing Disorder Meltdowns

A number of children who attend Therapy Space have meltdowns when they’re out and about, especially in places where they might be exposed to overloading sensations, such as loud noises, bright lights and too many people jostling near them. When a child has a meltdown...

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Why is my child a fussy eater?

Many children – and adults! – are fussy eaters. There may, of course, be a straightforward reason why someone is a fussy eater. It could just be that the food they’re being given doesn’t taste very nice! However, sometimes a child’s fussy eating can not only seem...

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Why does my child resist going to school?

Why does my child resist going to school?

In my experience over the years as Paediatric Occupational Therapist I have, on many occasions, been contacted by parents who can’t understand why their child is resistant to going to school and why they adopt a ‘survival behaviour’ such as fight or flight in order to...

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Textures and clothing

Textures and clothing

There are many identifiable signs that your child may have Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD. In the same way as with other conditions, SPD exists on a spectrum. It might affect all of the senses or be limited to a single sense, such as touch. Some children with SPD...

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What is SPD?

What is SPD?

SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder - is a neurological disorder that causes abnormal responses to sensory information. SPD is a complex disorder of the brain that affects both developing children and adults. Those with Sensory...

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The Meltdown Kids

The Meltdown Kids

The Meltdown Kids is a series of seven books for children, parents, educators and social workers to enjoy learning from. The children in the books have Sensory Processing Disorder. The children in the books are in situations where they are overloaded and go into...

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