Before the season begins and gets hectic, let’s take a moment to pause, reflect, and review the year past (hopefully a great one) and look forward to a year ahead (definitely, one that’ll be great)… and read an inviting Christmas Poem. The author is unknown. I found it here.
Sensory Processing Disorders Sensory processing disorders, or SPDs, (also called neurosensory dysfunction or sensory integration dysfunction) characterize a group of disorders in which the body has trouble receiving and responding to information that come in through the senses. While present in both children and adults, they are most predominantly seen in children. Frequently these dysfunctions are associated with kids on the autism spectrum. Those affected by SPDs are often over-sensitized to stimuli in their environment. Commonplace noises, the feeling of clothing against the skin, or temperature in a room -- while not bothersome to people without SPDs -- are very irritating and intrusive to those with SPDs. It frequently makes moving through daily life uncomfortable and overwhelming. The afflicted can struggle with coordination, determining where their limbs are in space, have difficulty staying in and tracking conversation, and have skin/clothing or touch issues.