GriffinOT provides resources and information on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) for parents and teachers. In addition to our online SPD training packages, our website includes a number other posts that you may find helpful. These include information on SPD and reviews of equipment and strategies that are recommended for children with sensory issues.
People with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) report auditory sensitivity or hypersensitivity to sound. Children and adults with autism or Asperger’s also frequently report sound sensitivity. The medical term for sound sensitivity is 'hyperacusis'. Occupational therapists sometimes [...]
Our hearing sense, or auditory sense, is a sense everyone has typically heard of. It responds to noises in the environment. These noises, or sound waves, travel through our ear to the brain. The [...]
A commonly reported sensory issue for children or adults with sensory processing disorder is touch sensitivity. Sensory integration trained therapists would usually call this 'sensory issue tactile defensiveness'. Sometimes they may use the term [...]
Our touch sense, or tactile sense, is a sense that most people are familiar with. It is one of the five senses you would have been taught about in school. The touch sense responds [...]
This post defines and describes Sensory Issues Symptoms. It provides 3 checklists: SPD - Signs and symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder Sensory Issues Symptoms of Sensory Modulation Challenges Sensory Issues Symptoms [...]
Occupational therapists sometimes suggest sensory seating for children who are constantly fidgeting in their seat. There is a wide variety of different types of alternate seating on the market these days. Wobble cushions are [...]
Proprioception is often called our hidden sixth sense. Our proprioceptors are located in our muscles and joints and they process information when we move. The stretch of our muscles and the position of [...]
The vestibular system is often called our balance sense. The system itself is located in the part of our inner ear called the vestibule, this is how it gets its name. The vestibule [...]
You will often see wobble cushions or air-filled cushions in schools. These sensory cushions are typically circular (like the Disc-o-Sit) or wedge-shaped (e.g. Move n Sit). They are often the first thing that the [...]
Fidget Toys are commonly recommended by occupational therapists or tried out by teachers for children who are constantly fiddling at their desk. For some children, they might just mean the difference between concentrating and [...]
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