Things that wind me up as a parent of a child with SPD

I try to take motherhood and being a parent in my stride, and I admit that I take it as it comes and learn as I go, but sometimes there are things that wind me up. As the parent of a child with SPD (sensory processing disorder), there are a few things that get my […]

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SPD – what does it stand for?

Our son has SPD. SPD stands for Sensory Processing Disorder.  What does sensory processing disorder mean? Sensory processing (originally called “sensory integration dysfunction” or SID) refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether you are biting into a sandwich, riding a […]

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Sensory Processing Disorder is a funny beast

Sensory processing disorder is a funny old beast. It can seem calm and relatively easy to manage and you think you have FINALLY got a handle on it, and then out of the blue you hit a rough patch and everything you thought you knew and had figured out just seems to evaporate and you […]

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What you don’t see: getting a babysitter isn’t easy…

This is my series on parenting a child with a higher set of needs than his peers. Our beautiful boy, has a diagnosis of sensory processing disorder, mainly auditory, with some emotional/behavioural issues. We don’t know if this is because of the earlier ear/infection/hearing  issues he had, or if he will “grow out of” his […]

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I don’t think that it should be “normal”…

Last week, I was chatting to my son’s teacher, about how he was doing at school, generally. The conversation, and what she had to say about him sounded great. He’s doing well, managing to achieve all the goals set for him, as a child in a reception class, excelling in some areas and managing to […]

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