by kellie

I don't understand all i have read on your page very well so i was wondering what sensory processing disorder is in simple terms. I have a 4 year old boy who was diagnosed about 6 months ago with this disorder, how ever he lives with my auntie in bristol and i live in bridgwater and only get to see him once a month. I havent really had any useful information from anyone that i can show my family. Please help in dummy terms as im not the brightest.

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Sep 11, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Alot of times, because these things can be painful or irritating to them, when they even know that they will be in these situations.

It will cause them to meltdown and understandably so. You need to prepare him for everything that creates stress for him, to help try to prevent a meltdown.

There is alot to this, you need to get the book "Sensational Kids".

Maybe have someone read it with you, who could break it down for you in laymans terms.
Actually, i bet you will understand it!!!!!
Give yourself a little more credit!
Good luck with all, kim

Sep 10, 2010
by: Anonymous

The best way I can describe it is that their senses are often heightened or decreased in some cases. Things that other people don't even notice will totally ruin there day. A tag in a shirt or the way their pants feel, the sound of a toilet flushing may be unbearable to them, some people have fine motor or gross motor delays. (That means they can't grasp a pencil well or aren't good at doing tasks like lacing or buttoning buttons. Those are fine motor skills. And gross motor skills are running, jumping and skipping often not very coordinated.) I'm sure someone else could explain it better. I hope that makes sense.

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