(2023) David A. Bainbridge Uses His SPD to Design Better Buildings

November 2023-January 2024 issue of Autism Digest.

Rather than getting in the way, SPD can lead the way to solutions for the greater good, such as creating work environments with healthy air, light, and space.

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(2023) “I’m Allergic to Apples” and Other Excuses: Nonsensical or Intelligent?

August-October issue of Autism Digest.

To get along at home and school without upsetting everyone, children with SPD come up with brilliant excuses to avoid uncomfortable situations. Let’s strive to understand the underlying reasons for their behavior and applaud them for being so smart!

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(2023) SPD’s Effect on Sleeping

May-July issue of Autism Digest.

Read about how sensory processing differences affect children’s ability to fall asleep and stay asleep, and find some helpful suggestions.

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(2023) SPD’s Effect on Toileting

February-April issue of Autism Digest.

Remind yourself about how sensory processing differences affect children’s toileting, and learn some suggestions to help.

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(2022) SPD’S Effect On Eating

November-January issue of Autism Digest.

Read about how sensory processing challenges can affect eating, and find some suggestions to help out-of-sync children who are picky eaters.

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(2022) That Pesky D in SPD

August-September issue of Autism Digest.

Time to change the “D” in “SPD”!  Sensory Processing Differences is more accurate and inclusive than the terms Sensory Processing Disorder or Dysfunction.  The fact that a child avoids swings or craves messy play may mean that she processes senses atypically, not that she is abnormal, has mental illness, or can’t function in daily life.

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(2022) Luke’s Family Shares A SECRET: Problem-Solving with Lucy Jane Miller’s Method


May-July issue of Autism Digest (formerly Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest).

Luke wanted to join his classmates’ overnight camping trip but knew the sensory overload would be too challenging.  Using the problem-solving method called A SECRET, he and his OT, parents and teacher made modifications that let Luke attend and enjoy the outing.  Learn how you can make small changes that make a big difference in a child’s daily life.