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Boy's controversial TSA pat-down sheds light on disorder
Sensory processing disorder, or SPD, involves hypersensitivity to sound, sight, and touch – even a light touch can feel like “a profoundly itchy sweater times 100” (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How These Tennis Ball Chairs Are Helping Kids With Sensory Issues
Students with sensory concerns are finding help from an unlikely source: tennis balls. Amy Maplethorpe, a speech language pathologist at Raymond Ellis Elementary School in Round Lake, Illinois, used hot glue to attach tennis ball halves on the back and seat of chairs in the school’s sensory room. She told The Huffington Post the chairs are helpful for many kids who have difficulty regulating sensory input within their body and in their environments. Some of the students’ diagnoses include autism, Down syndrome and components of sensory processing disorder. Maplethorpe explained to HuffPost that the tennis ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Sense of Sensory Processing Disorder
Our bodies are wired for sensory input. Touch, (which includes temperature, texture and pressure), taste, sound, sight and smell are the ways in which we explore the world, from the moment we enter it. When all systems are functioning, we experience a feedback loop. For example, if you were shivering from the cold and wanted to feel warmth, you might put on a cozy sweater or wrap a fleece blanket around your shoulders. Your body would likely respond by relaxing, followed by an emotional relief and perhaps even a sigh. The next time you felt chilly, you would remember what it took to remedy that sensation and follow th...
Source: Psych Central - November 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Autism / Asperger's Caregivers Children and Teens Genetics Parenting Asperger Syndrome Pervasive Developmental Disorder Sensory integration dysfunction Sensory Processing Disorder Source Type: news

5 Things You Must Know About Dating Someone With Sensory Processing Disorder
Imagine a world in which all sights, sounds, and touches you experience this very moment impact the way you feel and how you relate to people. Picture yourself waking up, grabbing a pair of scissors and cutting out the tags in all of your clothes you've worn for the last two years. Envision covering your ears every time a fire engine passes. How do you handle clothing tags rubbing against your skin creating an itch sensation that never stops or touches that make your skin feel like it is on fire? Imagine dating someone who has these sensory overload experiences known as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). I'd like to offer ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain's wiring connected to sensory processing disorder
(University of California - San Francisco) Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that boys and girls with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have altered pathways for brain connectivity when compared to typically developing children, and the difference predicts challenges with auditory and tactile processing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Truth About Sensory Processing Disorder
Is SPD a real childhood crisis or just the latest trend in diagnoses? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number 6 Burns Like an Orange Flame
Say the number six and it sits at my temples, a serrated, moist tangerine sheen moving like fire. I prefer the number seven, pale turquoise and floating like a cottony cloud before my eyes. But my favorite has always been the number four, earthy, silent, smelling of mushrooms and cube-shaped. I can admit this now without self-consciousness. As a child I thought everyone perceived the world in this way. Until I realized they didn't. To avoid ridicule, I quickly learned to keep silent. The same silence recognized by some others of you reading this now. To me, numbers appear in color. Letters appear in c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapy for Sensory Processing Disorder - Financial Help Available
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) affects four million people in the United States. It can be a debilitating condition affecting daily activities and relationships, impairing quality of life. SPD is a neurological disorder that disrupts the way an individual processes and responds to sensations. A person with SPD usually has difficulty with social interactions, emotion and behavior regulation, and/or motor performance. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 16, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Scholarships Source Type: news

Picky Eaters: Emotional or Physical Problem?
Children may refuse to eat for physical reasons (constipation, abdominal pain) which can be addressed with supplements. But when they lose their appetite because of stress or grief, natural medicines can help. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - November 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Burke Lennihan, R.N., C.C.H. Tags: Child Development Eating Disorders Health Parenting food allergies grief psychosomatic symptoms sensory processing disorder Source Type: news

Kids with autism and sensory processing disorders show differences in brain wiring
Researchers have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder
Some children’s brains have difficulty interpreting a sensation, especially if it comes on the heels of another, different sensation.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - July 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael Jawer Tags: Autism Child Development Health Neuroscience Personality Source Type: news

A Short Course in Male Developmental Disorders
These days boys are diagnosed with developmental disorders up to five times the rate of girls. If you are concerned that your son might have a behavioral or developmental disorder, familiarize yourself with the symptoms of the five most common disorders among boys today. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - February 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Gender Neuroscience Parenting ADD ADHD autism behavior disorder boys developmental delay male-oriented depression sensory processing disorder symptoms Source Type: news

Groundbreaking study reveals biological basis for sensory processing disorders in kids
Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition in which the brain misperceives sensory information and processes information inefficiently. Such misperception profoundly affects how well a person makes sense of, responds to and functions in the world. How SPD plays... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back-To-School Tips May Help Ease Sensory Overload in Kids
Students with 'sensory processing disorder' often struggle with adapting to change Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Behavior Disorders, Child Mental Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Misophonia and Sensory Processing Disorder
Misophonia is a sound sensitivity disorder that is not well understood and is rare. It is characterized by an extreme aversion to certain sounds. The disorder may occur in both children and adults from any age group. When people with misophonia are exposed to certain sounds they experience feelings of extreme anxiety and rage. The specific sounds they are sensitive to vary with each individual. Chewing is one noise that commonly bothers people with misophonia, while other sounds include tapping, throat clearing, scratching, or sniffling. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 29, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Hearing Impairments Source Type: news

Biological Basis For Pediatric Sensory Processing Disorders Revealed By Breakthrough Study
Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet they receive far less attention partly because they have never been recognized as a distinct disease. In a groundbreaking new study from UC San Francisco, researchers have found that children affected with SPD have quantifiable differences in brain structure, for the first time showing a biological basis for the disease that sets it apart from other neurodevelopmental disorders... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Breakthrough study reveals biological basis for sensory processing disorders in kids
(University of California - San Francisco) In a groundbreaking new study from UC San Francisco, researchers have found that children affected with sensory processing disorders have quantifiable differences in brain structure, showing a biological basis for the disease that sets it apart from other neurodevelopmental disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news