I have been reading a very interesting book by Chynna Laird regarding SPD that loving healing press sent to me to review. I find this subject very interesting as my youngest child has a very mild form of SPD. As a child she couldn’t stand the feel of things and her clothing had to be perfect, all tags had to be removed. Every morning she would go through several pairs of socks and several outfits with each one having an angry outburst or tantrum. She would put her shoes on and take them off over and over till they felt “right” to her. By the end of the morning she and I would both be exhausted. There were certain materials she just couldn’t touch or wear. Blankets were a huge problem, they had to be very soft and even then if it didn’t feel right she would get angry. Every morning was very trying with her but it doesn’t compare to the struggle this family went through.
Book: Not Just Spirited ~ A Mom’s Sensational Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).
Author: Chynna T. Laird.
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Sensory Integration Disorder ~ Sensory integration disorder or dysfunction (SID) is a neurological disorder that results from the brain’s inability to integrate certain information received from the body’s five basic sensory systems.(note the name was changed to SPD due to confusion with SID’S) These sensory systems are responsible for detecting sights, sounds, smell, tastes, temperatures, pain, and the position and movements of the body. The brain then forms a combined picture of this information in order for the body to make sense of its surroundings and react to them appropriately. The ongoing relationship between behavior and brain functioning is called sensory integration (SI), a theory that was first pioneered by A. Jean Ayres, Ph.D., OTR in the 1960s.
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