Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, is essentially simply experiencing ordinary sensations in an extraordinary way. Some people experience sensations as being far greater than they actually are (e.g. hearing normal talking voices as shouting), and some people experience them as being far less than they actually are (e.g. not realising they’ve hurt themselves because they simply don’t feel it).
Sensory Processing Disorder is very common for those on the autistic spectrum, and this Toolkit will help you work out how to help your child cope with this disorder.
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Chapter 1: Introduction to SPD
In this Chapter, you will learn more about what SPD actually means and involves, how common it is, what causes it, and how it’s diagnosed.
Chapter 2: Our Senses
This Chapter covers what our senses actually are (HINT: there are more than you think!)
Chapter 3: How Does SPD Affect Our Senses?
Now you know all about what senses we actually have, this Chapter discusses how SPD can affect them and what impact this can have.
Chapter 4: Treatment
This Chapter covers how SPD can be treated, and how you can help someone suffering with SPD.
Chapter 5: Conclusion
Congratulations for working your way through this Toolkit. This Chapter revises some of the key concepts you have learnt.
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