What Exactly is Sensory Processing Disorder in Children?

Sensory processing disorder is a limiting condition that is presently affecting a lot of kids in Singapore. It is usually manifested in the following ways- Impulsivity, meltdown, distraction, and lashing out. Granted, the condition doesn’t pose any risk to the health of a child, but it makes life a whole lot difficult for them. 

Children with the condition usually have a hard time interpreting the information received from their senses. It is difficult for them to filter the unimportant stimuli and focus on the important one that will help them make their way through the world.

If you want to find out more about sensory integration disorder, you are going to find the article useful, as it unveils everything there is to know about sensory integration therapy for children and more. 

The following article by Priscilla Scherer, R.N explains what causes sensory integration disorder in kids. 

What’s causing My Child’s Sensory Integration Problems?

Sensory integration problems may manifest as distraction, impulsivity, lashing out, or melting down. Sometimes, sensory processing disorder is to blame. Sometimes, it’s ADHD — or both. So how do you distinguish symptoms in your highly sensitive child? Read more here.

You surely now have a better understanding of Sensory integration disorder in kids. You also now know that birth complications, the environment, and a few other factors cause the condition. Want to learn about how the condition is diagnosed? If yes, then you should read the next article carefully, as it unveils some of the common signs of the condition. 

The following article by pathways shed light on some tell-tale signs of Sensory disorder in kids.

Sensory

Most people are familiar with five senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. However, we also receive input through two additional senses: The vestibular sense, or movement and balance sense, gives us information about where our head and body are in spaceRead more here.

You surely now know a thing or two about the various senses in our bodies, and some disturbing signs that a child has sensory issues. You also now know how these senses help us do everything from explore our environment to glean information. Read the next article to find out some of the best treatment therapies for sensory disorder. 

The following article by Raisingchildren contains everything you need to know about sensory disorder therapy.

Sensory integration

It’s claimed that sensory integration therapy can help people who have sensory integrative dysfunction, including people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But it isn’t clear whether sensory integration therapy works, and several studies have noted that it can have negative effects. Read more here

You likely now know the answer to some puzzling questions about Sensory integration therapy- like what it is used for, where it came from, the idea behind it, and a close look at what the therapy involves. Don’t hesitate to consult a professional if you suspect that your kid has the condition or is showing some signs of it. 

Final note 

Sensory disorder is by no means a new name in the medical space in Singapore and other parts of the world, as the condition is prevalent. In fact, research has shown that one in every twenty-person may exhibit some signs of the condition. 

Thanks to the numerous studies and research that have been carried out over the years, it is now possible to treat the condition with specially designed therapies. Over the years, these therapies have helped countless kids with Sensory related issues. If it can help them, it will surely help your kid too.