(2011) The Out-of-Sync Child: How SPD Affects Kids with ASD, with Nancy Bernotaitis

January 18
Discussion at the 3rd annual Autism Tele-Conference sponsored by Moms Fighting Autism

Most children with autism are “out-of-sync,” withdrawing from physical contact, refusing to participate in everyday activities, or responding in unusual ways to sensations of touch, movement, sight and sound.   These children don’t behave as we expect — not because they WON’T, but because they CAN’T.   The underlying reason is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  Parents, teachers, and other caregivers can provide fun sensory-motor experiences to address autistic children’s sensory needs and help them participate and communicate with their peers – in general education or special education classrooms, on the playground, and at home.

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(2014) All About Sensory with Jennifer Lingle

May 5, telephone interview, at Autism Educates Community (formerly International Autism Association for Families and Educators).

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(2014) Passionate about Helping Kids with SPD, with Kelly Jurecko

September, at SPD Parent Zone

“I do want parents to know that there is no blame to take for this. That everyone loves their own child more than anything in the world, and you are already doing things for the child’s benefit. I want parents to know that they are GOOD parents, and it’s just a neurological issue that makes the child unable to do things that people expect.”

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(2013) Interview about SPD with Deborah Gollan

May 31, a “First 5” podcast on “Ask the Experts” at first5kids.org

Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition that exists when sensory signals don’t get organized into appropriate responses.  A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks.

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