Mom of 4&1/2 yr old son with SPD
We are so blessed to have a phenomenal preschool that helped us find an OT specializing in SPD for kids. Our son has made great progress from listening therapy. I don't see any info about this here but we are really seeing major changes due to this wonderful therapy. He listens twice daily and changes CDs every 2 weeks. The special CDs are expensive but our OT lets us rent them along with the special headphones.
Some improvements have been trying new foods, taking a shower, going in the water at the beach, immediate handwriting success - writes words and the alphabet in order, able to overcome total meltdown situations at school when overloaded, does not cover his ears nearly as often as before (this was main reason for doing listening) and just overall able to live life a little easier.
This OT has really found her calling with this specialty. She is so great at it! It's a drive for us but has really been worth it. So, I don't know how many therapists are using this but it's great for auditory and just all of the social withdrawal issues assoc. with SPD. Also for calming there is the Miracle Belt now which is very easy to carry around and quick to put on. This helps when his "engine is reved" and needs to be on idle!