Sensory Processing Disorder

Learn more about its Symptoms, Causes And How Can Be Treated

Have you read about sensory processing disorder? Maybe you need to have a look at the following and read more about SPD in this article. 
It is important for parents to be aware of their children’s behaviors. They could notice if their child has this disorder during recent years of childhood from 2 – 5 years.
It mainly occurs when the brain is not able immediately to translate the sensitive messages that are received by their bodies. So, the child out of this delay was not able to act properly.

How is sensory processing disorder diagnosed? 

Symptoms of sensory processing disorder may differ from one child to another due to the way that the child processes sensations like smells, tastes, sights, and sounds. 

Some children have hypersensitivity. They are easily stimulated forward to what is happening around them. In other words, parents notice in some cases that their children express adverse reactions instead of being calm and firm. It includes hysterical screaming, usual emotions, and unsafe feelings when listening to wired sounds.

However, some children have hyposensitivity, which is expected to show more sensory reactions issues in situations that need intensive reactions. They may not feel pain or have a low pain threshold.

What are the symptoms of SPD?

So, all the aforementioned behaviors reflect a dysfunction in the sensory processing or what is diagnosed with “sensory processing disorder” and it may cause the following symptoms: 

  1. Picky food eating.
  2. Clumsiness.
  3. Tending to cover eyes and ears frequently. 
  4. Having behavior disorders.
  5. Thinking sounds seem too loud or light too bright. 
  6. Inability to balance. 

What are the reasons that lie behind SPD?

Some doctors have discussed the reasons which are attributed to genetic components. 

While other doctors are not able to define what is exactly the main reason behind SPD. They also have indicated that it may have a relation with autism. But, all these assumptions are not completely clear.  

A certified study in 2006 has revealed that there are also reasons connected with birth such as children who have experienced complications in birth or those who were born prematurely. 

What is the cure for sensory processing disorder? 

As a result of not having a specific reason for SPD. Consequently, there is no specific treatment for such disorders. But modern science can find a viable solution that can reduce the sensory issues when it is severe such as:

Occupational therapy: An occupational therapist can help a child practice or learn to do activities they normally avoid because of sensory issues.
Physical therapy: A physical therapist can develop a sensory diet.
Sensory integration therapy.

  • Click here to know more about Occupational therapy Physical therapy; activities in which satiate the intense sensory input like jumping jacks and running. 
  • Sensory integration therapy; in which children learn how to respond to their senses properly.  

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