Children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have a neurological disorder causing perceived sensory information to result in abnormal responses whereas children with auditory processing disorder (APD) have trouble with how their central nervous system processes information that may cause difficulty following directions, understanding speech in loud environments, and discriminating between speech sounds.
The holiday season is just around the corner. This year will be a great one and we want to make sure you are ready for all the parties, different schedules, decorations, songs, treats, and the smells that fill our environment. For most this is what makes the holiday season so joyful, but for others the exact things can bring on anxiety, meltdowns,and sensory overload. The Occupational Therapy department here at Special Kids have brainstormed a small batch of helpful “tricks and treats” to prep for the holiday season.
Meet Resa, our partner for this year’s Special Kids Banquet being held on Thursday, September 21st. Resa was diagnosed with Autism at 3-years old and has been receiving therapy at Special Kids for the past 12-years. She is now a high school graduate who excels at art!