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Sensory Processing Disorder Is Common Among Those with Autism. But How Much Do You REALLY Know About It?

Amethyst is a young woman on the spectrum who hosts a series called “Ask An Autistic” on YouTube, where she explores different facets of the autism spectrum. In this episode, she talks about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), which is a common struggle among children, teens, and adults with ASD. Amythest …

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Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Adults and Children

One of the myths surrounding a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is that it’s just a phase and kids will grow out of it. It is possible for a child to find their own positive coping mechanism, allowing the symptoms to subside or become manageable, but the chances of that are …

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Auditory Processing : How To Recognize An Auditory Processing Disorder In My Child

Many parents and educators have a hard time recognizing the signs and symptoms of an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in their child or students. Oftentimes parents or teachers think it is a hearing problem because they constantly need to repeat instructions or directions for the child. Children with auditory issues typically …

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The Reality of Parenting a Child With Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

It might look like we’re running late again; but the reality is he had a 30-minute meltdown on the stairs because he couldn’t handle transitioning to a different floor of our house. I might look like a helicopter mom, controlling what he eats, scheduling out his day; but the reality is a lot of damage can be done with just one piece of …

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The Reality of Parenting a Child With Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

It might look like we’re running late again; but the reality is he had a 30-minute meltdown on the stairs because he couldn’t handle transitioning to a different floor of our house. I might look like a helicopter mom, controlling what he eats, scheduling out his day; but the reality is a lot of damage can be done with just one piece of …

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What Sensory Overload Looks Like (and How to Calm It)

Sensory overload? If you aren’t the parent or caregiver of a child living with autism spectrum disorder or sensory processing disorder (SPD), you may not be familiar with the term. However, if you have ever seen a child (or an adult) experiencing a sensory meltdown (overload) — you likely can recall this …

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Common Myths About Sensory Processing Issues

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Sensory processing issues can be a confusing topic. Here are common myths about sensory processing issues and the facts that debunk them. Myth #1: Kids with sensory processing issues are just being difficult. Fact: Kids with sensory processing issues can be fussy and get angry for no apparent reason. For …

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