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Calming Your SPD Child’s Insides Down


One of the most important lessons I’ve learned from my two sensory sensitive children, is the importance of inner peace, or what we like to call, “calming our insides down”. For my little family, this lesson wasn’t just good for our overall health, it was also essential to my children’s functioning.

Two of my four children were born with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), which is a neurological disorder that interferes with the brain’s ability to effectively process...
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SPD-Focused Games to Play With Dad

My daughter and son both have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). They each have specific needs in terms of the sort of sensory input each of their bodies crave, but both of them need a tremendous amount of vestibular and proprioceptive input. I'm not strong enough to play the rough-and-tumble games that gives them the input they each need, so we invented a few games they can play with their siblings and Dad. The key is to...
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The Benefits of Play For Children With SPD


Play was the one way we got our oldest daughter and son to re-focus enough to allow us to help each of them. We discovered the importance of play when our oldest daughter was diagnosed with SPD at two-and-a-half. She began Play Therapy, where she learned to use toys, dolls, puzzles or crafting projects as a way to work through her feelings, how to interact with objects and people as well as how to calm herself...
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