(2008) An Introduction to Sensory Processing Disorder: Understanding and Recognizing SPD in Adopted Children

January, at Thinking of Adopting.com — Information and Inspiration from Adoptive Parents for Your Adoption Journey

Did you know that adopted children often face sensory processing challenges — and that these challenges can affect their development? This 74-minute webinar is appropriate for both pre- and post-adoptive parents. Questions addressed include:

What is sensory processing?
Why is sensory processing critical to your child’s development?
What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
What are the causes, types, symptoms and associated challenges?
What are the differences between SPD and ADHD?
Why is knowing about SPD important for adoptive parents & adoption professionals?
What should you do if you suspect SPD?
How can you learn more?

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(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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