Explaining SPD to a Child

My child is 6 years old and has SPD. I need some help finding a way to explain SPD to her on her age level. Any suggestions or resources would be great. Thanks.

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May 18, 2012
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SPD visual
by: Anonymous

You can google sensory processing disorder images and come up with some that may be helpful.

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you tube has several videos by SPD kids
by: Janice

You might want to watch several of the you tube videos by kids who have spd...I remember one made by a 10 year old girl that was very clear, and another one was made for adults, but it had some great pictures of the brain and the neurological system, so some of the visual things in the video may make it clearer to him. Since my son has been wearing 2 pound ankle weights he has been able to better verbalize how he is feeling instead of avoiding the conversation - "I feel calmer with the weights" or I can ask him how fast is his engine running when he seem agitated by an activity. After he stopped his quirky behavior he was able to say, "Mom, I have stopped doing my problem things, like biting my knee all the time". Just some thoughts~!

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by: marjory glasgow scotland

Hi my son is 8yrs old and i explained things very simply,he, i might add explained more to me. I said that some of the wiring in his touch hearing,seeing was wired up incorrectly. He said like when i touch him gently it feels like a slap and vice versa, a tight squeeze felt gentle to him. Over sensitive hearing.(hands over the ears at loud noise) he can hear the grass grow. He was quite happy with this talk, accepted he was wired differently. But hey who wants to be the same as everyone else. Good luck. The book temple Grandin "Thinking in Pictures" explained alot to me. Have a read and you have to stay with it.

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