Free Articles From Sensory World Magazine
Carol Kranowitz, MA
If you are seeking information about the effects of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in children, you are in luck. An abundance of books is now available to help parents, teachers, and other non–occupational therapists learn to recognize SPD characteristics and support “out-of-sync” kids at home and at school.
Temple Grandin, PhD
Individuals on the autism spectrum have remarkably varied problems with sensory overresponsivity and information process ing. While these problems originate in the brain and are biological in nature, they manifest in behaviors that compromise the ability of individuals to learn and function in the world around them.
Theresa Kellam, PhD
Meeting the emotional needs of children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) requires having an understanding of their world. They can experience emotions differently than typically developing children do. They can also experience a lot of pressure to change and become a different person. These two factors have a profound effect on a child’s self-image and self-esteem.