Teaching students with SPD

by Lynda
(Fort Worth, Texas)

I teach at a wonderful private school for students with Learning Differences and I am researching SPD and using what I learn to teach my students with SPD. I am currently using story boards to structure improvs to help with visual processing.


I also have processing difficulties due to a Traumatic Brain Injury years ago.

I will share anything new/fun/exciting as it occurs

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Sep 30, 2009
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Behavior Problems and SPD
by: Anonymous

I can totally relate to the Mom who mentioned the behavior problems and how the school doesn't understand. We are facing the same issues. It's hard to get the teacher/principal to understand it's not naughty behavior, it's the SPD. They don't get it!

We see a therapist for our daughter to help her cope with tough situations in school and otherwise, and we are always seeking ideas to help her.

We got our daughter in school and was able to separate from her (never thought we could), and she's sitting for longer periods of time (very hard for her), but she goes into defense mode with inappropriate comments and behavior.
We just never know if it is going to be a good day or bad one.

It's only three weeks since school started so maybe we're doing better than we think. I just want her to fit in and do well.

Thanks for posting this!! It helps to know there are others struggling with the same issues.

Thanks.

Sep 30, 2009
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Request from Teachers to offer to son's teacher
by: Anonymous

Teachers of SPD kids, I need your help! My 5 year old has only been in Kindergarten for 2 weeks, and his behavior has raised some SPD red flags. I am now educating myself on SPD, but how do I get his teacher to be more understanding? I only hear how "inappropriate" his behavior is, with little to no understanding from his teacher. My son has not yet been evaluated by the CST, nor has he seen a doctor for an true diagnosis. My question is, do you have any advice for his K teacher?! I've ordered him ChewEase pencil toppers, pencil grips, and a weighted lap pad (none have arrived just yet). Anything else that might help would be greatly appreciated!

Sep 29, 2009
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Thank You
by: Anonymous

As for all parents, grandparents of a child and for anyone with SPD, we are always looking for any help, ideas, suggestions to help ease the pain and suffering we endure everyday with the what some take for granted, thank you and I look forward to learning from you. I am a grandmother of the most loving , precious ,intelligent ,cutest 3yr old boy with mild SPD, heis hypo-oral sensitive, and has some hyperactive behavior at times, our main worry is his picky eating and his fear of the toilet, and some loud noises. I am always lookin for anything to help, we have been in EIP and did very well but now he has turned 3 we dont know where to turn or go for further help.

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